U.S. President-Elect’s Son, Hunter Biden, Says He is Under Tax Investigation

Hunter Biden, son of the United States President-elect Joe Biden, said on Dec. 9 that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware is conducting an investigation on his tax affairs.

Hunter Biden, son of the United States President-elect Joe Biden, said on Dec. 9 that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware is conducting an investigation on his tax affairs.

Hunter said that he learned of the investigation on Dec. 8 when the federal prosecutors informed his lawyer.

“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,” Hunter said in a statement and did not share further details.

Citing two people briefed on the investigation, CNN reported that the prosecutors have been investigating Hunter’s multiple financial issues, including if he and his associates violated tax and money laundering laws in business dealings with other countries.

The investigation started in 2018.

The 50-year-old investment advisor has been repeatedly targeted by Republicans during the 2020 Presidential campaign, citing his role on the board of a Ukrainian energy company and his involvement in a private equity fund dealing with Chinese businesses when his father was still vice president under the Obama administration.

The announcement of the investigation comes as Joe Biden assembles his cabinet and is to take office in January.

“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,” Biden’s transition team said in a statement.


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