Well, it looks as if Joe Biden has finally settled upon a defense of his troubled son, Hunter Biden.
In an interview with Stephen Colbert, Biden was asked about Republicans using the investigation into his son to get to him.
Biden claimed that Republicans who are going after Hunter Biden for his shady business dealings are partaking in “foul play.”
Biden says he has no concerns about any of the accusations brought against his son Hunter.
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He even defended him by calling him “the smartest man I know.”
That explains so much…
Fox News has more on Biden's interview with Colbert:
President-elect Joe Biden defended his son Hunter Biden amid an ongoing investigation into the younger Biden’s taxes.
During an interview with Stephen Colbert that aired Thursday night, Biden sat alongside his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and expressed "confidence" in his son.
In raising the subject of Hunter Biden, the liberal comedian Colbert claimed to Joe Biden that "the people who want to make hay in Washington are going to try to use your son as as a cudgel against you.
"How do you feel about that?" Colbert asked. "And what do you have to say to those people?"
"I have, we have, great confidence in our son," Biden responded. "I am not concerned about any accusations being made against him. It's used to get to me. I think it’s kind of foul play but look, it is what it is and he’s a grown man, he is the smartest man I know. I mean, from a pure intellectual capacity – and as long as he’s good, we’re good."
The Biden transition team clarified that Biden was not referring to the investigation as "foul play," but rather to Republicans who have used Hunter Biden's business dealings to go after him personally for months.
The Washington Examiner has more on Biden's assessment of "foul play:"
Hunter Biden, 50, disclosed through his father's transition team last week that the United States Attorney’s Office in Delaware was "investigating my tax affairs," believed to be part of a broader examination of his foreign business dealings, particularly in China, that started in 2018.
There have been growing calls among Republicans for a special counsel investigation into Hunter's foreign business dealings and taxes, an idea which President Trump reportedly favors, to provide the inquiries added protection against Joe Biden moving to squash them. Trump tweeted on Thursday he has "NOTHING" to do with the potential prosecution of Hunter Biden.
The elder Biden has stood by his son, releasing a statement through aides that reiterated how he was "deeply proud" of him for fighting "through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger."
When asked by Fox News's Peter Doocy on Wednesday if he was confident Hunter had done nothing wrong, Joe Biden replied: "I am confident."
Joe Biden may want to reconsider his understanding of the word "smart."