Fox News contributor Miranda Devine warned that President Biden could be preparing to pardon his son Hunter as headlines center around the first son's business dealings.
This news comes as his appointees at the Department of Justice consider a potential indictment arising from a multi-year federal investigation, according to a report by Fox News Digital.
Biden finally addressed the prospect of his son facing charges in a rare sit-down interview, during which he dismissed the possibility that it would have any impact on his tenure in office.
"That mythology of Joe Biden that's been around for more than four decades, which is that he's a lovely family man… moderate Democrat, lunch pail Joe, working class Joe, the poorest man in Congress, and a wonderful family man full of empathy because of the tragedies in his own life. That's what he's playing on," Devine said Sunday.
"I think the end game is that he's setting up… framing this sympathy card so that when it comes time, perhaps in his lame duck period, that he will pardon Hunter and Americans will forgive him," Devine went on."Well, Hunter was a drug addict and Joe just loves his family, and he's been through enough tragedy in his life," she continued. "Leave him alone."
"My son has done nothing wrong," Biden said during the sit-down interview with MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle that aired at 10 p.m. Friday. "I trust him. I have faith in him, and it impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him," he continued.
Devine was willing to contend that Biden's response was premeditated and part of a larger Biden strategy to portray the investigation as a "political witch hunt."
"It's obviously rehearsed, and the plan for Joe Biden is to just remove himself entirely from the influence peddling operation that he was involved in with his son Hunter and his brother Jim, pretend that it has nothing to do with him, and that Hunter is just being persecuted in a political witch hunt," Devine said.
"That's probably the only way he can go, considering he's lied about his involvement since before the 2020 election," she continued.
"And it will work for him with those Americans, and there are still many of them who believe that Joe Biden, that his only scene is that he loves his son too much."
Investigators are allegedly close to making a decision on what charges could be brought against Hunter, but they have yet to announce a time timeline.
The Washington Post was told by "sources close to the matter" that U.S. Attorney David Weiss is close to making a decision in the case, after a years-long investigation into possible tax and gun-related crimes.
This report was after Hunter's lawyers met with DOJ officials at the end of last month. According to an Axios story, tensions have been rising between Hunter's lawyers and his father's legal helpers.
Friday's report stated that "tensions" between Hunter Biden and the president's staff over his legal defense caused Hunter Biden to hire a lawyer of his own for a more "combative approach" without speaking with his father's legal advisers.