Joe Biden finds himself in a rather interesting predicament.
With the Hunter Biden investigation going on, merely commenting on the issue and defending his son could be considered a breach of ethics.
The reason being that by Biden professing Hunter's innocence, he is putting pressure on the DOJ to let Hunter off the hook.
It's a Fine Line
Like most fathers, Joe is going to defend Hunter right up until the moment they legally prove that he did something illegal.
Cully Stimson, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, stated, "However, as the President of the United States, Biden knows (or should know) that it is entirely inappropriate for him to weigh in on an ongoing federal investigation of a suspect because as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, and the person assigned the Pardon Power under the Constitution, he should not pre-judge any federal case until the case has come to its natural conclusion," reports Fox News.
Mike Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public's Trust (PPT), added, "Especially in the case of the President, whom DOJ officials are ultimately responsible to, any statement commenting on a case or investigation could likely sway those working on the case and could tend to manipulate the outcome.
"While this is clearly irresponsible, it may be worse. Given that the DOJ is already under fire after reports that a whistleblower has alleged political interference in career officials' recommendations to prosecute Hunter Biden, the President's statement could be interpreted by some as akin to potential obstruction of justice."
Former Obama administration ethics chief Walter Shaub also chimed in, stating, "I think these remarks highlight exactly why neither President Biden or anyone from the White House should talk to anyone at the IRS or Justice Department about the investigation of his son. I hope they continue to maintain a strict firewall.
"As long as he stays away from doing that, it's probably ok for a father to say he believes his son is innocent. But he should exercise caution to avoid appearing to try to influence a potential jury pool or undermine the credibility of the investigation, which may mean refraining from going further than answering an interviewer's questions, for instance, by raising the topic in a speech."
According to recent reports, the DOJ is very close to announcing the conclusion of its five-year investigation into Hunter. Our best guess is that he will get a slap on the wrist because I do not think there is any way that Merrick Garland will hit Hunter with anything serious.
The wildcard in all of this is linking Hunter's business deals to Joe Biden, which is what the House Oversight Committee has been working on since the GOP took over the House.
Sadly, the mainstream media is already flipping that narrative, doing everything it can to portray Joe Biden as an honest man, which means Rep. Comer (R-KY) has to come up with concrete proof, unshakeable, that Joe was involved and received money from Hunter's business deals.
There is one year in question on Biden's taxes where they created a bunch of shell corporations to dodge taxes on roughly $12 million in income. If that money is hidden, that is where they will find it.