Now that the election is safely behind him, it appears President-elect Joe Biden has given his son Hunter permission to talk, at least through a statement. According to Hunter Biden in a released statement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware is investigating his “tax affairs.” The investigation reportedly began sometime in 2018.
“I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” Hunter Biden said in the statement. “I take this matter very seriously, but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.”
The investigation reportedly centers around business dealings with China and was put on hold during the election due to Department of Justice policy.
The Biden-Harris transition team released a statement in support of the younger Biden, saying, “President-elect Biden is deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger.”
Fox News reported back in October that the FBI had subpoenaed a laptop and hard drive that they believed belonged to Hunter Biden in connection with a money-laundering investigation back in late 2019. It isn’t clear at this point if the subpoenas involved the U.S. Attorney in Delaware’s investigation or if that FBI investigation was even directly related to Hunter Biden.
The FBI has declined to confirm or deny an investigation into the laptop or emails, but that is standard practice. The Justice Department has also declined to comment on the investigation into Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs,” but the fact that he released a statement acknowledging the investigation indicates some news may be coming soon.
You could also just go back and read a number of the New York Post stories on Hunter Biden from the weeks leading up to the election. The ones Facebook, Twitter and Google prevented you from viewing.