As you know by now, the likelihood of real charges and prison time being meted out to Hunter Biden is growing by the day. The question is, what will his father, the President of the United States, do if he is actually sentenced to prison?
Well, according to the White House, the answer is nothing. Or, at the very least, Joe Biden won’t be pardoning his son.
The question was posed to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during a press briefing on Thursday.
“Is there any possibility that the president would end up pardoning his son?” Fox News reporter Mark Meredith asked.
The response was an immediate and simple “No.”
And when Meredith tried to get more out of KJP, he was cut off. “I just said ‘no’ – I just answered.” Then she quickly called on someone else.
This would seem to put the whole thing to rest – especially after KJP was later that same day noted to remark that the White House and, in particular, the Biden family would “absolutely not” do anything to interfere with the DOJ’s investigation and treatment of Hunter Biden.
She stated, “The president, the first lady, they love their son. And they support him as he continues to rebuild his life.” However, she insisted that the case is being handled “independently” and the White House has no influence over it.
Without providing any more details, she noted that Hunter is a “private citizen, and this is a personal matter for him.”
Well, of course, it is. And it should be.
Of course, none of this means that the older Bidens will actually stay out of the matter. After all, it’s not like Joe is particularly prone to keeping his word. And it’s been noted that should he end his presidency in 2025, the likelihood of a pardon for his son would increase.
Only time will tell…