Hunter Biden says he is “cooperating completely” with a federal investigation into his tax affairs.
The 51-year-old son of President Joe Biden, who is on a book tour for his new memoir about his struggle with drug addiction, Beautiful Things, also said in an interview that aired on CBS on Sunday that he is “100% certain” he will be cleared of wrongdoing.
“All I can do is cooperate and trust in the process,” Biden added.
In December, after Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, it was revealed that federal investigators were combing through Hunter Biden’s financial information.
“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,” Biden said in a statement released through his father’s transition team.
“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 advisers,” he added.
The elder Biden voiced his support for his son in a comment shared via his aides.
“President-elect Biden is deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger,” his staff said.
During the CBS interview, Hunter Biden said he couldn’t discuss what the investigation was specifically about, but multiple news outlets reported that Biden is being federally investigated in connection with his taxes and potentially related to his overseas business with China and other countries.