Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, said he is “100% certain” he will be cleared of any wrongdoing when the Justice Department completes its investigation into his finances.
During an interview with CBS News this weekend, Hunter Biden said he couldn’t go into detail about the federal investigations, which range from tax fraud to money laundering.
“But I can say this: I’m cooperating completely. And I’m absolutely certain — I’m 100% certain — that at the end of the investigation, I will be cleared of any wrongdoing,” he said. “And all I can do is cooperate and trust in the process.”
DOJ officials announced late last year that they were looking into Hunter Biden’s finances, including some of his Chinese business dealings and other transactions.
The tax investigation was launched in 2018, the year before the elder Biden announced his candidacy for president.
“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 in a statement in December.
Hunter Biden also said he talks to his father “at least” every night and has for years.
“I’ll tell you why. Because he’s lost [loved ones]. He, like me, knows what it’s like not to be able to pick up the phone and talk to your son,” Hunter Biden said.
The interview coincided with the release of his new memoir, “Beautiful Things,” in which he talks about his struggle with drug addiction.
“I went one time for 13 days without sleeping, and smoking crack and drinking vodka throughout that entire time,” he told CBS News .“I spent more time on my hands and knees picking through rugs, smoking anything that even remotely resembled crack cocaine. I probably smoked more parmesan cheese than anyone.”