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Hunter Biden Says He Is Under Federal Investigation For Tax Matter

Hunter Biden is seen virtually addressing the Democratic National Convention.
Hunter Biden is seen virtually addressing the Democratic National Convention.

In a statement released by the Biden-Harris transition team, the president-elect's son, Hunter Biden, on Wednesday said he was recently informed that he is under federal investigation over a tax matter.

"I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. 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 professional tax advisors," the statement from Hunter Biden reads.

The transition team also says in a statement: "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."

NPR has reached out to U.S Attorney's Office in Delaware and will update accordingly.

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