After an event in Wilmington, Delaware, Friday, a reporter asked the former vice president, “Did Hunter Biden commit a crime? Have you spoken to your son, Mr. President-Elect?”
He replied, “I’m proud of my son.”
Watch the exchange below:
REPORTER: "Did Hunter Biden commit a crime? Have you spoken to your son, Mr. President-Elect?"— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 11, 2020
BIDEN: "I'm proud of my son." pic.twitter.com/GrAav49XVX
Hunter Biden released a statement Wednesday afternoon to announce the news of the investigation, as IJR previously reported.
“I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” Hunter Biden wrote.
He added, “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.”
The Biden-Harris transition team released a statement in his defense.
“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,” the statement reads.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to question why Hunter Biden was not investigated before the election and falsely claimepp he won the presidency.
“Why didn’t the Fake News Media, the FBI and the DOJ report the Biden matter BEFORE the Election. Oh well, it’s OK, we won the Election anyway – 75,000,000 VOTES!!!” Trump wrote.
Why didn’t the Fake News Media, the FBI and the DOJ report the Biden matter BEFORE the Election. Oh well, it’s OK, we won the Election anyway – 75,000,000 VOTES!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2020
The investigation comes just months after The New York Post published a report alleging Hunter Biden introduced his father to an executive for Ukrainian energy company Burisma while he was still vice president.
The Biden campaign later denied the report, as IJR previously reported.