President-elect Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, said he will not discuss his son Hunter’s cases with any potential candidates for attorney general.
“He’s not going to discuss it with anyone he’s considering for the job, and he’s not going to discuss it with a future attorney general,” she said on Fox News Channel.
She said, “It will be the prerogative of the future attorney general and his team to determine how to conduct any investigation.”
At the same time, Psaki noted that the president-elect is looking for someone “whose integrity is at the highest level” to be attorney general.
Earlier, Joe Biden said the financial investigation into his son Hunter was primarily aimed at himself.
“It (the investigation – IF) is, as usual, directed against me. I think it’s one kind of foul play,” the president-elect said on “The Stephen Colbert Late Show.”
He noted that he “trusts his son completely” and is “not concerned about any allegations against him.”
As reported, the U.S. Department of Justice, as part of its ongoing investigation into Hunter’s financial activities, has requested information regarding, among other things, his work at the Ukrainian company Burisma at a time when Joe Biden was U.S. vice president under President Barack Obama.
In particular, many financial issues are being investigated, including whether Hunter Biden and his associates violated tax and money laundering laws in business dealings with foreign countries, including China.
U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for a probe into how the younger Biden got his high-profile position as a board member at Burisma. Trump accuses Biden Sr. of using his official position to help his son’s business.