The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware is investigating Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs,” Joe Biden’s son confirmed on Wednesday, saying he is taking the matter “very seriously” and is “confident” he handled his affairs “legally and appropriately.”
“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 said in a statement Wednesday.
“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’s foreign business ties became a central issue in his father’s campaign, especially after the elder Biden was implicated in one such business deal with a Chinese energy executive by one of Hunter’s former business partners.
In a separate statement, the Biden-Harris team said:
“President-elect Biden is deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks recent months, only to emerge stronger.”