President-elect Joe Biden said Wednesday he’s “confident” that Hunter Biden did nothing wrong, addressing directly the federal investigations into his son’s “tax affairs” and business dealings in Ukraine.
Asked by a Fox News reporter at an event to announce his nomination of Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary if he was sure of his son’s innocence, Biden said only, “I’m confident.”
Hunter Biden last week revealed the existence of the federal investigations, and the former vice president since then had only said he was “proud of my son” when asked about the probes that date back to 2018.
“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 Biden said in a statement issued by the Biden-Harris transition team.
In October, The Post revealed that Hunter Biden had introduced a top executive at Burisma — a Ukrainian energy company on whose board he sat — to his father.