The White House has not yet directly addressed the possibility that President Joe Biden might pardon his son, Hunter Biden, after Hunter was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice last week.
However, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the possibility on Friday. Psaki said that while Hunter Biden is being treated like every other American with a legal concern, the president is focused on his own work and has faith that his son will adhere to the law.
Psaki emphasized that the White House would not provide legal advice or speculate on the outcome. She noted the president’s belief that involvement with the criminal justice system should not be treated differently because of one’s last name.
Psaki also pointed out that President Biden has remained consistent in his stance that no one in his family should be above the law. She said that these principles remain unchanged now that his son is facing a legal issue.