In a statement on Wednesday afternoon, he wrote, “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.”
“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,” he added.
The Biden-Harris transition team also released a statement that read, “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.”
Neither the transition team nor Hunter Biden provided more details about the investigation.
The office of the U.S. attorney in Delaware’s Twitter account released a short tweet after Biden released his statement that read, “Per DOJ policy, we cannot comment on an ongoing investigation.”
Per DOJ policy, we cannot comment on an ongoing investigation.— US Attorney Delaware (@USAO_DE) December 9, 2020
Throughout the 2020 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Hunter Biden for his foreign business dealings and while his father was the sitting vice president.
Hunter Biden has denied there was any wrongdoing. However, he told ABC News in 2019, “In retrospect, look, I think that it was poor judgment on my part. Is that I think that it was poor judgment because I don’t believe now, when I look back on it — I know that there was — did nothing wrong at all.”
He continued, “I gave a hook to some very unethical people to act in illegal ways to try to do some harm to my father. That’s where I made the mistake.”
Finally, he said, “So I take full responsibility for that. Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way. Not in any way whatsoever.”