Biden 'will not be discussing an investigation of his son with any attorney general candidates,' press secretary says

Biden 'will not be discussing an investigation of his son with any attorney general candidates,' press secretary says
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President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits MORE will not discuss a federal investigation of his son Hunter with any potential attorneys general, according to the incoming White House press secretary.

Fox’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceWarner: White House should 'keep open additional sanctions' against Saudi crown prince Rick Scott acknowledges Biden 'absolutely' won fair election Bill Gates: Goal of eliminating emissions by 2030 'completely unrealistic' MORE asked Jen PsakiJen PsakiOvernight Defense: White House open to reforming war powers | Army base might house migrant children | Fauci scolds military on vaccine Hillicon Valley: China implicated in Microsoft breach | White House adds Big Tech critic | QAnon unfazed after false prediction Facilities with migrant children can temporary return to pre-pandemic levels: official MORE on Sunday whether Biden would vow to allow the U.S. attorney for Delaware to continue an investigation into the younger Biden’s taxes.

“He will not be discussing an investigation of his son with any attorney general candidates… he will not be discussing it with anyone he is considering for the role and he will not be discussing it with a future attorney general,” Psaki said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“It will be up to the purview of an attorney general in his administration to determine how to handle any investigation,” Psaki added. “As you know, U.S. attorneys, that’s a personnel decision, we’re far from there at this point in the process.”

She went on to name several open positions in the incoming administration, including the secretaries of Labor and Education.

“We have a few more to go but we’re going to allow the process to work how it should, which is for a Justice Department to be run independently by the attorney general at the top,” she said.

U.S. attorneys are typically replaced with a new administration. Before Attorney General Bill Barr’s resignation, President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE reportedly pressured him to appoint a special counsel, who can only be fired directly by the attorney general, to the Hunter Biden case. Ahead of Barr’s departure, Trump openly criticized the attorney general over reports that he was aware of investigations into Hunter Biden before the election and did not make them public.

The president-elect has repeatedly said he will respect the independence of the Justice Department.

“Our Justice Department is going to operate independently on those issues, how to respond to any of that. I am not going to be telling them what they have to do and don’t have to do,” he told CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperEx-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes' MORE earlier this month.