President Joe Biden has privately wondered if he will be dead before his son Hunter Biden’s legal problems are resolved, NBC News reports.
The emotional toll of Hunter Biden’s ongoing legal troubles is weighing heavily on President Biden and first lady Jill Biden, sources said. NBC News. Joe Biden has lamented that he could die before Hunter’s case is decided, and the president and first lady have resigned themselves to Hunter’s legal problems getting even worse, a source close to the Bidens told NBC. (RELATED: Biden-appointed prosecutors did not cooperate in Hunter Biden case, FBI agent testifies)
“Biden, 80, has even lamented loudly since then that he could be dead before his son’s case is resolved, according to another source close to the Bidens.”
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White House aides are sensitive about the Hunter Biden matter to the point that “everyone is treading lightly in the West Wing,” another source familiar with the matter told NBC. (RELATED: Biden allies reportedly distance themselves from Merrick Garland as investigations continue)
“Every day, this president wakes up and thinks about his deceased son and probably cries every day. and the weight of [Hunter’s legal troubles] It’s equally emotionally draining,” said Michael LaRosa, Jill Biden’s former press secretary.
hunter biden pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax offenses in July after Delaware District Judge Maryellen Noreika examined an immunity provision hidden in the pretrial diversion agreement for Biden’s felony weapons charge. Noreika’s questioning caused a rift between Biden’s lawyer and the Department of Justice (DOJ), causing Biden’s plea deal to fall apart.
Attorney General Merrick Garland fixed The federal prosecutor of Delaware, David Weiss, will be the special prosecutor for the Hunter Biden case in August. Noreika granted Weiss’ subsequent request to drop Biden’s misdemeanor tax offenses in Delaware so charges could be filed against him in DC or the Central District of California.
IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler accused Justice Department investigators of giving Hunter Biden special treatment under Weiss’ leadership before he was granted special prosecutor status. The House Ways and Means, Oversight, and Judiciary Committees they are investigating whistleblower allegations and leading the impeachment inquiry into President Biden, Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday.
House Oversight is also investigating Hunter Biden foreign business deals and the role Joe Biden supposedly played in them. The White House said in June that Joe Biden was “not in business” with his son.