Biden tells Stephen Colbert that he has “great faith” in Hunter

President elect Joe Biden said he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have “great faith” in Hunter Biden, who announced last week that federal prosecutors are investigating his “tax cases.” The president-elect made the comments alongside the future first lady on CBS ‘”A Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

In the interview, Colbert asked Mr. Biden about criticism of his son.

“What are you going to do and how do you support each other for the attacks you know are coming your way?” Colbert asked. For example, I know you want to be bipartisan and cross the aisle, but as much as you want it to happen, you know that the people who want to make hay in Washington will try your grown son up to you like a club. , how do you feel about that and what do you have to say to those people?

“We have a lot of faith in our son,” Mr. Biden told Colbert. “I’m not worried about the allegations made against him. It’s used to hit me. I think it’s kind of mean game, but see, it is what it is. is the smartest man, I know, I mean from a purely intellectual ability. And as long as he’s good, we’re good. “

Colbert replied, “As a father, I understand that and I admire that. But I mean, in terms of your job as president, you can get down the aisle to people who will use this as an attack on you if it is. because it’s about family? “

‘But if the country benefits, yes. I really mean it, ”said Mr Biden. “Because we know who we are.”

News of the federal investigation related to Hunter Biden’s taxes comes after months of criticism of him from conservatives and the president’s allies. Two sources familiar with the survey have informed Statistics Netherlands that the ‘tax investigation’ started in 2018.

At the time the investigation was announced, 50-year-old Hunter Biden made a statement saying he believes a review “will show that I have handled my business legally and correctly.”

Colbert also asked Mr. Biden about Republicans who have not yet acknowledged winning the 2020 election.

“Look, they’re in a tough place,” Biden said. “I know everyone says, ‘Well, they just have to go the extra mile.’ How can I say this? Several of them messaged me four weeks ago: “Give me time, Joe. Give me some time.” “I’m fine with it. I’m fine with it. We won.”

When asked specifically about Senator Lindsey Graham, Mr. Biden said that Graham was “a personal disappointment because I was a personal friend of his.”

Yet despite the attacks he and his family have faced, Mr. Biden said he is confident he will be able to work with leaders on both sides of the aisle to improve the nation.

“I’ll be judged by history as to whether or not I can make it better for the American people,” he said. “I’ll deal with everyone if what we’re working on improves the well-being of the American people. That’s not fake, it’s real. I’m taking it hard, and I’ll do it.”

This story has been updated with Colbert’s question to Mr. Biden about his son.