The White House press secretary fielded questions on Friday about whether President Joe Biden would pardon his son, Hunter Biden, in the wake of new charges.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre fielded questions from reporters on Friday about whether President Joe Biden would pardon his son, Hunter Biden, after he was slapped with nine new tax charges.
On Thursday, a California grand jury returned a nine-count indictment against Hunter Biden, charging him with three felony tax offenses and six misdemeanor tax offenses. The indictment alleges that the president’s son spent millions on a lavish lifestyle and drugs instead of fulfilling roughly $1.4 million in tax obligations.
If convicted on all counts, Hunter Biden could face a maximum penalty of 17 years in prison.
His attorney has called the charges politically motivated and, on Friday, the White House press secretary was asked by reporters to comment on the latest charges—and to reveal whether a presidential pardon is in the works.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on Aug. 29, 2023. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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