On Wednesday, President Biden wished Republicans “lots of luck” if they use a possible GOP majority in the House to follow through on their commitments to investigate his son Hunter, saying that he “can’t control what they’re going to do.”
Biden was taking questions from the White House on Wednesday, as the midterm election remains incomplete and control of both the House and Senate are in question. The president was asked about congressional Republicans’ intentions to launch a number of investigations into his presidency, cabinet officials, certain policies and business ventures of his son and his family should they take the majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
“Lots of luck in your senior year, as my coach used to say,” Biden replied. “Look, I think the American public wants us to move on and get things done for them.”
He added: “Look, I can’t control what they’re going to do, all I can do is continue to try to make life better for the American people.”
The president’s son has been under federal investigation over his tax affairs since 2018. In July, the federal investigation into Hunter Biden, led by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss reached a “critical stage,” and federal investigators are weighing charges. Weiss and Justice Department officials had been looking into whether to charge Hunter Biden with various tax violations and, more seriously, possible foreign lobbying violations.
At the time, one source said that Hunter Biden could face false statements charges, related to whether or not he had lied during a gun purchase in 2018. A gun owned by the younger Biden had been thrown into a trash can outside a market in Delaware. A source who had knowledge of the police report claimed that it indicated that Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, threw his gun in a dumpster behind a market near a school.
No final decision has been made on whether to charge Hunter Biden, and the investigation is reportedly ongoing.
President Biden has repeatedly denied discussing Hunter’s business ventures with him.