President Joe Biden on Monday addressed the possibility of pardoning his son, Hunter, who was indicted last week on federal tax charges, for the first time since the news broke.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked by a reporter whether the president had seen the indictment and if he would consider pardoning Hunter.
“I’m not going to speculate on a hypothetical,” Psaki said at the daily press briefing. “Obviously, President Biden believes, as any father would, that his children should be treated with fairness and with respect. He also, of course, as you all know, believes that no one is above the law.”
Psaki added that since this is a pending legal matter, she won’t comment further.
Hunter Biden was indicted by federal prosecutors last week on charges of tax fraud and money laundering. The charges stem from his involvement with a business he owned called Hang True LLC. He is accused of failing to file taxes for several years, despite receiving income from it.
The White House has not yet commented on the case or whether the president might consider pardoning his son.