President Joe Biden has no intentions of pardoning his son, Hunter Biden, if he is convicted of a federal crime.
“I’ve answered this question before. It was asked of me not too long ago, a couple of weeks ago, and I was very clear, and I said no,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said when asked if the President would pardon his son.
Last week, special counsel David Weiss indicted Hunter Biden in Delaware. The President’s son has been charged with three crimes tied to the possession of a firearm while using illegal substances. If convicted of all three crimes, he faces up to 25 years in prison and nearly $1 million in fines. Additionally, Weiss has indicated that he will bring tax charges against him before the end of the month. In response, Hunter Biden has filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has accused IRS agents of “repeatedly and intentionally” publicly sharing his tax return information while investigating him.
“Mr. Biden is the son of the President of the United States. He has all the same responsibilities as any other American citizen, and the IRS can and should make certain that he abides by those responsibilities,” the lawsuit states.
“Mr. Biden has no fewer or lesser rights than any other American citizen.”
The IRS has elected not to comment on the matter.