Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, under federal tax investigation

Joe Biden, Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate, son Hunter and his wife Jill celebrate on stage at an election rally after the news media announced that Biden had won the 2020 U.S. presidential election over President Donald Trump in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, November 7 -I. , 2020.

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Son of President-elect Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, on Wednesday revealed Delaware federal prosecutors are investigating his tax affairs.

The probe was unveiled five days before Joe Biden, a former Delaware senator, is expected to be formally elected next president by the Electoral College.

Hunter Biden said in a statement: “I first learned yesterday that the U.S. Delaware Attorney’s Office had also advised my legal counsel yesterday to investigate my tax cases.”

“I take this matter very seriously, but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these cases will show that I have handled my cases legally and properly, including the benefits of professional tax advisors,” Hunter Biden said.

Hunter Biden, whose late brother, Beau Biden, was the Attorney General of Delaware before his death, did not disclose other details of the trial.

David Weiss, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney at Delaware, did not respond immediately to the request for comment.

CNN later on Wednesday reported contacting Hunter Biden’s attorney and his father’s presidential campaign last week, asking for an opinion on the investigation, which CNN reports “investigates several financial issues, including that Hunter Biden et al. whether they have violated the tax and money laundering laws of foreign countries, especially China. “

CNN reported that the investigation “has been largely dormant in recent months” due to Department of Justice rules that prohibit legal action on matters that could affect the election.

The New York Post reported in October that the FBI seized a computer and a hard drive believed to be Hunter Biden in December 2019 after the owner of a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware, notified federal authorities that he was in possession of the items.

The store owner also handed a copy of the tough driver to Rudy Giuliani’s attorney, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, The Post wrote. Giuliani then handed a copy of the hard drive to the newspaper.

Elected Vice President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris said in a statement on Wednesday that “President-elect Biden is deeply proud of his son, who has struggled with difficult challenges, including the evil personal attacks of recent months, just to be stronger.”

The White House and the U.S. Department of Justice, which oversees U.S. law firms, declined to comment.

Hunter Biden has long struggled with drug addiction.

During the presidential election, Trump and his allies put Hunter Biden at the center of political attacks, particularly over business relations between Ukraine and China.

Hunter Biden and his father denied having committed any irregularities in his overseas business in which Joe Biden said he played any role.

Trump was indicted last year by the House of Representatives for holding congressional military aid to Ukraine for putting pressure on the country’s new president to investigate the Bidens. Trump was acquitted after a Senate trial.

– Additional reporting Mike Calia and Tucker Higgins

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