BOTH President Trump and President-Elect Joe Biden are now dealing with ‘family issues’, with Ivanka and Hunter both being quizzed by authorities over allegations of illegal financial activity.
Biden’s son, Hunter – who became a target of scandal during the US election – has confirmed that an investigation into his tax affairs is being conducted by federal prosecutors in Delaware.
Hunter Biden said he took the case “very seriously” but was confident an “objective review” would show he had handled his affairs “legally and appropriately”.
He said in a statement, “I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs.”
“I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors,” Hunter Biden said.
Biden, a lawyer whose late brother Beau Biden was Delaware’s attorney general before he died, did not reveal any other details of the probe.
Kim Reeves, a spokeswoman for David Weiss, the U.S. attorney for Delaware, in an email said, “Per DOJ [Department of Justice] policy, we cannot comment on an ongoing investigation.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump has come under scrutiny over allegations of misused donations.
Ivanka – who has made millions during Trump’s presidency from obtaining a franchise in China after the President met with the Chinese President – was interviewed by attorneys alleging that she and her father’s 2017 inauguration committee misused donor funds, a new court filing reveals.
The document, first reported by CNN on Wednesday, shows that the president’s oldest daughter and a senior White House adviser, was interviewed on Tuesday by attorneys from the Washington, DC, attorney general’s office.
The office has filed a lawsuit alleging waste of the nonprofit’s funds, accusing the committee of making more than $1m (£746,000) in improper payments to the president’s Washington, DC, hotel during the week of the inauguration in 2017.
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