Joe Biden: I'm ‘Confident’ That My Son Hunter Biden Did Nothing Wrong
Former vice president fails to elaborate further
Former Vice President Joe Biden said he was “confident” his son Hunter Biden did nothing wrong.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Biden after a press event in Delaware:
“Are you confident that your son did nothing wrong?”
“I’m confident,” Biden said without elaborating further.
Hunter Biden is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania for his ties to Ukrainian natural gas giant Burisma Holdings.
An investigation into Hunter's “tax affairs" has also been opened by the United States Attorney from the District of Delaware.
Hunter Biden failed to disclose $400,000 in income from Ukrainian energy firm Burisma in 2014, according to a 2017 email published by NBC News.
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Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is currently talking to advisers about appointing a special counsel to continue investigating Hunter.
The younger Biden said that he is taking the matter “very seriously” and is “confident” he handled his affairs “legally and appropriately.”
Other than saying he is "proud" of his son, Joe Biden has refused to comment on the probes into his family's shady business deals.
Hunter has come under intense scrutiny in the past year for his role on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company, while his father as vice president was in charge of U.S. policy toward Ukraine.
Trump was impeached last year after allegedly withholding U.S. aid to Ukraine on the condition that the country investigates Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.
In September, Neon Nettle reported Hunter funneled cash to "Russians" linked to an "Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring," according to a bombshell Senate committee investigation.
The findings from the probe, conducted by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) and the Committee on Finance, were revealed in the investigation report released earleir this year.