(TheRedAlertNews.com) – With expectations growing that Hunter Biden will soon face federal criminal charges, President Joe Biden defended him in an interview on MSNBC.
Specifically, according to CNBC, Biden publicly supported Hunter as federal prosecutors are reportedly close to deciding whether to charge Hunter with tax and firearms violations following a four-year criminal investigation.
“First of all, my son has done nothing wrong,” Biden stated in an interview with Stephanie Ruhle, the host of “The 11th Hour on MSNBC.” “I trust him. I have faith in him.”
When asked how potential charges against his son could affect his presidency, Biden expressed his unwavering support for Hunter. “It impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him,” the president remarked.
Federal prosecutors are considering charging Hunter Biden with two misdemeanor counts for failing to file taxes, one felony count of tax evasion related to a business expense for one year of taxes, and a gun charge, which could also be a felony. Hunter Biden has stated that he has since rectified his overdue tax filings.
The White House has rejected claims by an IRS special agent seeking whistleblower protections concerning the handling of the case. Aides maintain that Biden has not been involved and that the president is committed to not politicizing the Justice Department.
However, any outcome could draw substantial national attention to Biden and his family as the president begins his re-election campaign.
Hunter has refuted any wrongdoing in the tax case, asserting that he managed his affairs “legally and appropriately.”
The investigation has caught the attention of Republicans on Capitol Hill and former President Donald Trump, a leading candidate for the GOP nomination in 2024, who have attempted to link Biden to his son’s business dealings with foreign governments.
The anticipated decision from the Justice Department follows a four-year investigation.
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