Cloud Looms Over Biden Presidency With Son Under Criminal Probe

Dec. 10, 2020, 7:00 AM

President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office with his son under federal criminal investigation, creating immediate practical and ethical challenges for his nascent administration while giving ammunition to his political enemies.

Biden’s transition team attempted to control the narrative on Wednesday by issuing a short statement that the U.S. attorney in Delaware is investigating Hunter Biden’s tax affairs, saying they only learned about it this week.

But the investigation into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings has been underway since 2018, and involves not only the Justice Department but also the Internal Revenue Service, according to two people familiar ...

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