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Ron Klain says Biden ‘confident’ Hunter Biden ‘did the right thing’ as federal probe heats up

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President Biden is confident that his son, Hunter Biden, did not break the law or cross any ethical lines as investigations into his overseas dealings continue, the House chief of staff said Sunday. Blanche, Ron Klein.

The longtime Biden adviser appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to address the multiple crises facing the Biden administration, from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to rising gas prices and the scandals swirling around Hunter Biden.


Hunter Biden is under federal investigation for potential violations of tax laws, money laundering and foreign lobbying through his overseas business dealings.

“Of course, the president is satisfied that his son did not break the law,” Klain said, “but most importantly, as I said, this is a matter that will be decided by the Department of Justice, through the legal process. This is something that nobody in the White House is involved in.”

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain attends an event with western state governors and members of the Biden administration on June 30, 2021 in Washington.
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One of Hunter Biden’s business ties that has raised questions is with Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company whose board he joined when his father was vice president. The move raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest given that Joe Biden was deeply involved in US policy toward Ukraine under the Obama administration.

Last week, The Washington Post reported on Hunter Biden’s “multi-million dollar” financial ties to CEFC China Energy.

Asked about the Post’s report that Chinese company executives paid $4.8 million to entities controlled by Hunter Biden and President James’ brother Klain maintained that Biden is “confident” that no ethical line has been crossed.

Ron Klain says Biden ‘confident’ Hunter Biden ‘did the right thing’ as federal probe heats up

Joe Biden and his son Hunter celebrate on election night November 7, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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“The president is confident that his family did the right thing,” Klain said. “I just want to be very clear, these are actions of Hunter and [the president’s] brother. These are private matters, they don’t involve the president and it’s certainly something no one in the White House is involved in.”


In recent weeks, mainstream media reports that authenticated Hunter Biden’s laptop and thousands of emails found on it have rekindled the spotlight on the Hunter Biden scandals after many of the same press downplayed the importance of initial reporting in the 2020 presidential election.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has not publicly shed light on the investigation.

Jessica Chasmar of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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