The White House is refusing to rule out the possibility of President Joe Biden pardoning his son Hunter or his brother James if the truth comes out about their shady foreign business dealings and they end up facing legal trouble.
When asked about this, President Biden’s communications director Kate Bedingfield said, “That’s not a hypothetical I’m going to entertain. I don’t have anything to add.”
When asked about the president’s knowledge of his family members ‘complicated’ foreign business dealings and financial interests, Bedingfield refused to offer any real answers – dancing around the question potentially to avoid implicating the president.
One reporter asked, “Is it your understanding it’s the president’s view that as he looks at all of Hunter Biden’s business dealings with his uncle, neither Hunter Biden nor James Biden committed any crimes or did anything that was unlawful?”
“We pointed to statements that were made in the fall of 2020 when we addressed these questions,” Bedingfield replied. “I don’t have anything additional to add from this podium.”
Hunter Biden has been the subject of federal investigations dating back to 2018 as investigators look into him and his business associates to determine if they broke tax law, laundered money, or broke foreign lobbying laws in holding meetings and conducting business in places such as China and Russia.
As a result of that investigation, the US Attorney’s Office in Delaware, is seeking grand jury testimony concerning income he received from foreign entities while he was serving on the board of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma.
The federal prosecutors are also reportedly investigating Hunter’s drug and alcohol abuse, his frivolous spending habits, and his state of mind in 2018 to determine what sort of defense he would make in a potential criminal tax case.
Meanwhile, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain claimed that President Joe Biden is confident that his family members have not crossed any ethical lines in their international dealings.
ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked Klain several pointed questions about Biden’s awareness and involvement into Hunter’s potentially illicit legal matters, noting that the “DOJ is intensifying its investigation” into Hunter, before saying, “I assume the president’s had no contact with the Justice Department about that?”
“Neither the president or any of us at the White House have had contact with the Justice Department about that,” Klain claimed.
“Is the president confident Hunter Biden didn’t break the law?” Stephanopoulos followed up.
“Of course, the president is confident that his son didn’t break the law, but most importantly — as I said — that’s a matter that’s going to be decided by the Justice Department, by the legal process. It’s something that nobody at the White House has involvement in,” Klain further claimed.
Hunter and Biden’s brother, James, have reportedly made millions from the foreign business deals in question which many feel were only granted to the Bidens because of Joe Biden’s political connections as a senator, vice president, and presidential candidate.