President Joe Biden is setting the stage for pardoning his son, Hunter Biden, as the Department of Justice considers a potential indictment stemming from an investigation several years in the making.
Fox News contributor Miranda Devine issued the warning. Devine gave the comments after the president finally addressed the possibility of his son facing charges during a rare interview where he dismissed any suggestion an indictment could have on his tenure as president.
“That mythology of Joe Biden that’s been around for more than four decades, which is that he’s a lovely family man…moderate Democrat, lunch pail Joe, working-class Joe, the poorest man in Congress, and a wonderful family man full of empathy because of the tragedies in his own life. That’s what he’s playing on,” said Devine.
“I think the end game is that he’s setting up…framing this sympathy card so that when it comes time, perhaps in his lame duck period, that he will pardon Hunter and Americans will forgive him because they will say, well, Hunter was a drug addict, and Joe just loves his family, and he’s been through enough tragedy in his life,” continued Devine. “Leave him alone.”
“My son has done nothing wrong,” claimed Biden during the interview. “I trust him. I have faith in him, and it impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him.”
However, Devine quickly argued that the president’s response was premeditated and part of a broader Biden strategy to frame the probe as a “political witch hunt.”
“It’s obviously rehearsed, and the plan for Joe Biden is to just remove himself entirely from the influence-peddling operation that he was involved in with his son Hunter and his brother Jim, pretend that it has nothing to do with him and that Hunter is just being persecuted in a political witch hunt,” said Devine.
“That’s probably the only way he can go, considering he’s lied about his involvement since before the 2020 election,” continued Devine. “And it will work for him with those Americans, and there are still many of them who believe that Joe Biden, that his only scene is that he loves his son too much.”
Investigators close to deciding on possible charges
Investigators into Hunter Biden are reportedly close to deciding on possible charges, although the timeline is still unclear.
Sources familiar with the matter told the Washington Post that David Weiss, U.S. Attorney, is near a decision on the case, which stems from a years-long probe into gun-related and potential tax violations.
The report comes after attorneys for Hunter met with a DOJ official late last month amid growing tension between his father’s legal aides and his attorneys.
The report claimed on Friday that “tensions” between President Biden’s aides and Hunter Biden over his legal defense have led the younger Biden to hire a new lawyer to take a more “combative approach” without consulting the president’s legal advisers.
A former top spokesman at the Department of Justice noted that Hunter Biden going rogue in making his own legal decisions while pushing past the “guardrails” President Biden’s advisers recommend he follow could be a “legitimate headache for the White House.”
According to Devine, “I think from his point of view, he feels he’s done nothing wrong. Remember, in his laptop, he says he gave half his money to his father, that he was basically acting as the bag man for the operation, so he wants to save himself.”
Hunter Biden is also facing a legal battle in Arkansas over child support for his four-year-old daughter and a congressional investigation into his overseas business dealings.