In response to the House Republicans' plan to investigate his son Hunter's business dealings, President Biden said that he's not able to control what the members of Congress will do.
As the political situation in Congress remained unclear, the White House held a briefing for reporters. During the discussion, Biden was asked about the various investigations that Republicans would launch if they take over the House and Senate.
Biden joked and said he wished his adversaries "good luck" in their senior year, a saying his old coach used to say. He went on to say the American people expects politicians to move on and get things done.
Hunter Biden has been the subject of a federal investigation regarding his tax affairs since 2018. In July, Fox News reported that the investigation, which was being conducted by David Weiss, the Delaware US Attorney, was at a critical stage.
A source close to the investigation said that Hunter Biden could face charges related to making false statements. This could include lying about his gun purchase in 2018.
In 2018, Fox News reported that police were called to a report of a gun being thrown in a trash can. The weapon was reportedly owned by Hunter Biden.
According to a report provided by Fox News, Hallie Biden, the widow of former Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau, was involved in a relationship with Hunter at that time. She reportedly threw the gun in a dumpster behind a school.
In 2020, Fox News reported that Hunter Biden was a target of a grand jury investigation. A government source confirmed this report.
In December 2020, another source told Fox News that the investigation was focused on the SARs issued by Hunter Biden to entities linked to foreign countries.