President Joe Biden expressed that he was proud of his son, this after Hunter Biden was charged with illegal gun possession and paying taxes late in 2017 and 2018.
Jose Biden did not make public statements, but White House spokesman, Ian Sams, issued the president’s message.
“The president and first lady love their son and support him as he continues to try to rebuild his life,” Sams said in a statement, while declining to issue specific comments on the court case.
Following the statement, Biden was asked several times by reporters about the charges against Hunter Biden, while an event took place in San Francisco, California.
Biden did not comment at first, but later smiled and at the urging of reporters said, “I’m very proud of my son.”
U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware released a court brief in which charges against Biden’s son are known.
According to the document, Hunter Biden agreed to a plea agreement in which he would plead guilty to two tax-related charges.
In the plea agreement, Hunter Biden admitted to failing to declare the income he had in 2017 and 2018, in addition to agreeing to not pay for it.
In exchange for prosecutors recommending him for parole, he could avoid going to jail.
This would mean the end of the investigation against Hunter Biden if a federal judge accepts the deal, ending the finger pointing that has also splashed his father, Joe Biden.
The investigation into Hunter Biden was opened in 2018 during Donald Trump’s tenure and has been used by several political rivals to point fingers at Biden, accusing him of not making efforts to pursue the investigation to the end.