'I’m just so proud of him': Joe Biden backs son Hunter as he faces potential criminal charges
WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON: Amidst a multitude of allegations against his son Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden has finally voiced his bit in an interview with Jake Tapper of CNN. The president defended his son against potential tax and false statement charges levied against him by the US Attorney from Delaware, David Weiss.
In a pre-taped interview, Biden said Hunter is "on the straight and narrow" and he is "proud of" him despite recent criminal allegations against him, including tax fraud and lying to purchase a gun.
"I’m proud of my son," the president told Tapper. "This is a kid who got, not a kid — he’s a grown man. He got hooked on — like many families have had happen, hooked on drugs. He’s overcome that. He’s established a new life."
“I have great confidence in my son,” Biden said, according to a report by FOX. “I love him and he’s on the straight and narrow, and he has been for a couple years now. And I’m just so proud of him.”
In the interview, the president was then asked to respond to rumors that the FBI has enough evidence to charge his son on two accounts - tax fraud and denying his drug use on a gun purchase application form.
The president responded by saying, “He is — I’m confident that he is — what he says and does are consistent with what happens. And for example, he wrote a book about his problems and was straightforward about it. I’m proud of him." He then added, "He came along and said, by the way, this thing about a gun — I didn’t know anything about it".
"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. And he wrote about saying no in his book."
It is to be noted that the president has repeatedly denied any knowledge of Hunter’s business activities.
This is not the first time Hunter has been hit with scandals. He was previously reported to have asked entertainment lawyer Kevin Morris to pay off a $2 million debt on his overdue taxes. He has also been frequently reported upon for his drug abuse.