Hunter Biden’s tax affairs are under scrutiny, but his father, Joe Biden, is defending him, as reported by The Sun.
Hunter Biden released an official statement, and in it, he said, “I take this matter very seriously.
“I am also 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.”
The Biden transition says a U.S. Attorney in Delaware is investigating Hunter Biden's tax affairs pic.twitter.com/vleD6PbRfA
— Sam Mintz (@samjmintz) December 9, 2020
Joe Biden’s transition team also released a statement.
“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.”
More from The Sun:
Joe Biden denies any involvement in his son’s business dealings.
The probe reportedly began in 2018, before Attorney General Bill Barr took over the role in 2019, two sources who were briefed on the matter told CNN.
And according to docs released by Senate Republicans, Hunter started working on securing a deal with CEFC China Energy to invest in US energy projects in 2017.
A person who was briefed on the probe told CNN one incident that is being looked into is the company’s founder and ex-chairman Ye Jianming giving Hunter a 2.8-carat diamond after their Miami meeting.
Hunter admitted to The New Yorker that receiving the gift felt “weird” and he felt uncomfortable accepting it as he detailed his struggles with substance addiction.
It’s unclear if the enormous diamond is part of the ongoing investigation.
A message was also reportedly sent to Hunter’s ex-business partner in June 2017 warned against mentioning his dad’s alleged involvement in a business scheme in China.