Biden ‘proud of’ son Hunter, claims he is ‘on the straight and narrow’ amid potential criminal charges
During an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper on Tuesday, the president defended his son as the 52-year-old potentially faces tax and false statements charges from David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for Delaware. The president told Tapper that he was proud of his son. Tapper was proud to say that this is not a child who got, but a grown man. He was hooked on drugs, as many families have experienced. He has overcome this. He has a new life. “
Tapper specifically requested that Biden respond to a recent FBI report that claimed there was enough evidence to indict Hunter for tax fraud and denying Hunter’s drug use on a gun purchase form.
President Joe Biden gives two thumbs up from a balcony of the White House next to son Hunter Biden during 4th of July fireworks in Washington, DC, July 4, 2022.
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“Personally and politically, how do you react to that?” The host asked.
President Biden, who has repeatedly denied being knowledgeable of his son’s business dealings, answered: “He is — I’m confident that he is — what he says and does are consistent with what happens. He wrote a book about his troubles and was very straightforward about it. He is a great man. “
“He said, by way, this thing regarding a gun — I wasn’t aware of it,” the president continued. “But turns out that when he made [an] application to purchase a gun, what happened was he say – I guess you get asked, I don’t guess, you get asked a question, are you on drugs or do you use drugs? He said no. He wrote about saying no in his book. “
Biden said he has great confidence in his son, he loves him, and he has been “on the straight and narrow” for several years.
The potential false statement charge stems from a 2018 gun purchase and whether he lied during the process about his use of drugs.
A firearm transaction report reviewed by Fox News indicated Hunter Biden purchased a gun in Oct. 2018. Biden was asked on the firearm transaction report if he was an illegal user or addicted to marijuana or any depressant stimulant, narcotic, drug or other controlled substance. He answered no.
Hunter Biden was discharged from the Navy in 2014 after testing positive for cocaine.
The Hunter Biden-owned firearm was a part of an investigation in Delaware after authorities found it in a trash can outside a market near a school.
Fox News previously reported a source with knowledge of the police report indicated Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s deceased son Beau, and who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, threw the firearm in the trash.
Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki downplayed the potential charges during an appearance on “Meet the Press” Sunday, where she suggested voters are not interested in whether the president’s son committed crimes. The truth is that even though there was a lot of news in Washington this week it doesn’t always translate into what voters are talking about in their states.
House Republicans have promised to investigate Hunter Biden and any potential conflict of interest President Biden may have had in his son’s business dealings should they retake the House majority in the November midterm elections.
Hunter Biden has remained under federal investigation since 2018.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.
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