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Biden won't talk about probe of son Hunter with attorney general candidates, aide says

Biden won't talk about probe of son Hunter with attorney general candidates, aide says
A federal investigation into the finances of Biden's son, Hunter, will likely be a major point of contention during Senate confirmation hearings for Biden's nominee to lead the Justice Department.

Biden won't talk about probe of son Hunter with attorney general candidates, aide says President-elect Joe Biden, right, embraces his son Hunter Biden, left, in Wilmington, Del.7, 2020 ANDREW HARNIK, POOL/AP WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden's incoming press secretary said Sunday that Biden would not discuss the investigation of his son with any prospective candidates for attorney general."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," she said."It will be up to the purview of a future attorney general in his administration to determine how to handle any investigation.

, and Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge, have emerged as the leading contenders to serve as attorney general, The Associated Press has learned.A federal investigation into the finances of Biden's son, Hunter, will likely be a major point of contention during Senate confirmation hearings for Biden's nominee to lead the Justice Department.

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