U.S. President-elect Donald Trump recused himself from the criminal prosecution of his opponent’s son, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden. He wrote on his Twitter page that he had nothing to do with the investigation.
“I have NOTHING to do with the potential criminal prosecution of Hunter Biden or Biden’s family,” he said. Trump noted that media claims to the contrary are just “fake news,” adding that it is “very sad to look at.”
Earlier, The Wall Street Journal, citing sources, reported that U.S. Attorney General William Barr knew about the investigation against Hunter Biden, but kept quiet so as not to affect the outcome of the election. It was noted, however, that in recent months before the election, Trump and others in the U.S. Republican Party had pressured Barr to disclose information about both Biden’s cases.
On Dec. 10, Hunter Biden said the U.S. attorney’s office for the state of Delaware had begun looking into his tax history. However, the son of the U.S. president-elect expressed confidence in his innocence, noting that he had used the services of tax consultants. Later it became known that the US Department of Justice was interested in his ties with the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.