Joe Biden and Jill Biden gave their first post-election interview with Stephen Colbert, host of the A Late Show on Thursday, and an excerpt has already been filtered out.
While seated, Colbert asked Biden about the federal prosecutor’s tax investigations into her son Hunter, whose business relationships had been a target throughout the presidential campaign.
“We have great faith in our son,” Biden said, according to a clip that starred Norah O’Donnell on the CBS Evening News. “I’m not worried about any allegations made against him. It is used to reaching me. I think it’s kind of foul, but – look, it is what it is, and he’s a grown man, he’s the smartest man I know, I mean from purely intellectual capacity. And as long as it is good, we are good. “
Colbert replied, “As a father, I understand this and I admire it. But I mean, in relation to your work as president, you can get across the aisle to people who use this as an attack on you when it is such a personal attack acts because it’s about the family? “
“If the country benefits, yes. I really mean it, “said Biden.
Hunter Biden made a statement on Dec. 9, saying, “I first learned yesterday that the US Attorney’s Office in Delaware also told my legal advisor yesterday that they were investigating my tax affairs. I take this matter very seriously, but I am confident that a professional and objective examination of these matters will show that I have handled my affairs legally and appropriately, also with the benefit of professional tax advisors. “
Colbert ran a fundraiser for Biden during the campaign.