President-elect Joe Biden isn’t discussing a federal investigation of his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings with candidates to be attorney general, a decision the president-elect has not yet made, the incoming White House press secretary said Sunday.
“He will not be discussing an investigation of his son with any attorney general candidates. He will not be discussing it with anyone he is considering for the role. And he will not be discussing it with a future attorney general,” Jen Psaki said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Earlier this month, Hunter Biden announced that federal investigators were probing his taxes. POLITICO later reported the securities fraud unit for the Southern District of New York, which investigates major white-collar crimes, was looking into his financial dealings as well.
Many Republicans have used Biden’s son and his business dealings as a means to target the former vice president. President Donald Trump’s attempts to dig up dirt on Hunter Biden’s dealings with the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma ultimately resulted in his impeachment in the House and acquittal in the Senate.
The recently announced probe into Hunter Biden has in recent weeks raised questions of whether the person tapped to run the Justice Department would have to recuse themself to maintain its independence.
Biden and his aides have repeatedly said the president-elect would not interfere in any potential future investigation of his son.
“We’re going to allow the process to work how it should, which is for a Justice Department to be run independently by the attorney general at the top,” Psaki said.
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