Joe Biden's son Hunter facing federal investigation into tax affairs

Joe Biden's son Hunter facing federal investigation into tax affairs

PRESIDENT-ELECT Joe Biden's son, Hunter, is facing federal investigation into his tax affairs.

Questions surrounding Hunter Biden's tax affairs and time in Ukraine had been used by President Trump and his supporters in the run-up to the Presidential Election, and these questions and accusations have now been dragged back into the spotlight.

In a statement yesterday, released via the President-elect's transition team, 50-year-old Hunter said he has learned "for the first time" that his tax affairs were coming under legal scrutiny.

Hunter Biden and Joe Biden in 2016(Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA)

"I learned yesterday for the firs time that the US Attorney's Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday that they are investigating my tax affairs.

"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 tax advisors."

Mr Biden is currently assembling his Cabinet for his time in office, and whoever he chooses as Attorney General would be involved in the investigation into the president-elect's son, should the investigation still be ongoing by inauguration day.

A statement from the Biden-Harris transition team backed the younger Biden, stating: "President-elect Biden is deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger."