Joe Biden in the face of his son’s tax problems

President-elect Joe Biden with his son Hunter, November 7, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Joe Biden won’t take office for a little over a month, on January 20, but the difficulties are already looming. The most recent is linked to her son, Hunter, who announced Wednesday, December 9 that he was the subject of a federal investigation into his tax situation. “I take this very seriously, but I am confident that a professional and objective review will show that I have managed my affairs in a legal and proper manner, including with the help of professional tax advisors,” assured the person in a press release issued by the transition team of the elected president.

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The information relating to this survey is currently incomplete. According to the American press, it would be linked to the affairs conducted without much success by Hunter Biden in China. Prodigal son and the complete opposite of his brother Beau, who died of a brain tumor in 2015 when his father was pinning his greatest hopes for a political dynasty on him, the last son Biden was the object of virulent attacks from Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. He has been repeatedly accused, like his father, of ” corruption “. These accusations did not weigh on the judgment of those questioned by the polling institutes, who always judged the Democrat more “Honest” than his Republican opponent.

Impeachment of Trump

Hunter Biden had already been at the heart of the impeachment proceedings against the president in 2019. Donald Trump had been implicated for having pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to open investigations into the son of the former vice -President. The latter had sat in Kiev on the board of directors of a gas company in the last years of his father’s second term, then very active on the Ukrainian file, fueling suspicions of a conflict of interest. A Senate report did not support them.

Joe Biden has always supported his son, despite his many escapades. “President-elect Biden is extremely proud of his son, who has had to face terrible challenges, including vile personal attacks in recent months, to finally come out stronger,” Joe Biden’s transition team also said in the same press release released on Wednesday.

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The announcement comes as Joe Biden will announce his choice to lead the justice department he wants to depoliticize. In recent months, the current incumbent, William Barr, has stepped up interventions for the benefit of those close to the president struggling with justice. “I’m not going to tell them what to do and what not to do. I’m not going to tell them to sue A, B or C, I won’t tell them. It is not my role, it is not my ministry of justice, it is the ministry of the justice of the people ”, assured the president-elect during an interview with CNN. The person who will be chosen will have to supervise this investigation targeting the president’s son.

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