Hunter Biden was seen spending time with his father Joe Monday, with less than 48 hours until the president-elect’s inauguration.
The president-elect’s 50-year-old son left the Queen Theatre in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, with his father on Monday afternoon, wearing a baseball cap with the presidential seal and his trademark cowboy boots.
Biden had spent time earlier with his daughter Ashley, 39, and wife Jill, 69, at the Philabundance food bank in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to help fill food donation boxes in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
He then traveled to Wilmington, DE, where he was seen with Hunter for the first time since the entire Biden family was seen on stage together in November to celebrate his election victory.
They are all expected to be on the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday when Joe is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts.
The intervening two months saw Donald Trump reported to have urged his then attorney general Bill Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate allegations that Hunter traded on his father’s name and offered access to him when he was vice president. Hunter is already under federal investigation.
Hunter and father: The president-elect and his son spent time together at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, DE, the first time they have been seen together since November
Back together on Wednesday: The Biden family is expected to be with the president-elect when he is sworn in on the steps of the Capitol under unprecedented security
Off home: Joe Biden, with a styrofoam cup and a Cliff bar, left the theater where he conducts video conferences with his son Hunter
Casual dress: The president-elect had spent time earlier in the day with his wife, daughter and Hunter’s daughter Finnegan, 21, marking Martin Luther King Day
Volunteer time! Two days before his inauguration, President-Elect Joe Biden and his family celebrated MLK National Day of Service by working at a Pennsylvania food bank
Here to help! Biden, his wife Dr. Jill Biden, his daughter Ashley, and his granddaughter Finnegan visited the Philabundance food bank in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
But with the Trump administration reaching its final hours, that prospect appeared to have faded – and Republicans’ loss of the Senate puts an end to attempts by Trump loyalists Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to use their committee chairmanships to probe Hunter.
Democrats who take over the committees are certain to end investigations into the younger Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China.
The last weeks of Biden’s successful election campaign saw Rudy Giuliani hand pictures and emails from Hunter’s laptop to the New York Post – including an infamous image of him with an apparent crack pipe.
Hunter, who has spoken openly of his battle with drugs, was also revealed in emails to have been planning a Chinese deal which mentioned ’10 [per cent] for the big guy,’ which his would-be business partner said was Joe Biden.
His father, however, has publicly embraced his son, his new wife Melissa Cohen, 34, and their baby son Beau, who is named for Hunter’s late brother.
Beau, now 11-months-old is Hunter’s fifth child. He shares three daughters, Naomi, Maisy and Finnegan, with his first wife Kathleen and a toddler daughter with his baby mama Lunden Roberts.
His three daughters, particularly Naomi, have been prominent parts of the president-elect’s campaign and run-up to his inauguration.
The last time Hunter was seen with his father in early November when Biden announced to the world that he had won the 2020 presidential election, inviting his family on stage with him and giving his grandson Beau a kiss on the head
Hunter Biden was spotted on a family outing earlier this month, toting his baby son Beau – named for his late brother – on his hip with two of his daughters in tow, hours after dad Joe’s victory was finally certified, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show
In late December, it was reported The Department of Justice was ‘in ongoing discussions’ over whether to appoint a special counsel to oversee the probe..
Officials there argue the move is ‘warranted’, Fox News reported, despite the objections of outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr.
Hunter had been seen in Los Angeles earlier this month, with his wife, three of his children and sporting a Coast Guard cap. He received an admission discharge from the Navy Reserve in February 2014 after testing positive for cocaine. They were guarded by security while they shopped a day after the MAGA mob stormed the Capitol.
The computer, which lacked basic security measures, allegedly contained the personal numbers of senior political figures plus compromising photos that appeared to be of Hunter receiving a sex act and smoking what appeared to be a crack pipe.
Last month, it was reported Hunter was finally in the process of divesting the 10% he owns in a Chinese investment fund.
A person familiar with the situation told DailyMail.com that Hunter would offload his stake in Bohai Harvest RST, which The Wall Street Journal reported he still owned earlier this week.
President-elect Biden again promised in an interview in December that his son would not be involved in any business dealings that could present a conflict of interest.
‘My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise, that is in conflict with or appears to be a conflict, with the appropriate distance from, the presidency and the government,’ the president-elect vowed during a CNN sit-down.
The Journal had reported that a Delaware-registered corporation called Skaneateles LLC, which is controlled by Hunter Biden, still owned a 10% stake in BHR.
The newspaper said it would be possible for Hunter Biden to sell his stake in BHR, but it would be complicated because the firm owns a number of unlisted assets and thus the value would be hard to ascertain.
Hunter Biden pledged in October 2019 that he wouldn’t serve on any foreign boards if his father won the 2020 presidential election.
The statement stopped short on pledging full divestment from foreign entities.
In the weeks prior to Hunter’s appearance, Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer, allegedly obtained Hunter’s old laptop after it was reportedly left at a Delaware repair shop and never collected
The computer, which lacked basic security measures, allegedly contained the personal numbers of senior political figures plus compromising photos that appeared to be of Hunter receiving a sex act and smoking what appeared to be a crack pipe
Lunden Roberts (pictured) and Hunter had a brief fling in late 2017 after reportedly meeting up at the Mpire Club, a strip joint in Washington, D.C. where Lunden worked
Shoe game: Ashley, in heeled boots, stood next to her niece Finnegan, 21, in sneakers
Cozy: Jill was warmly-dressed for the outing in a moto jacket, a colorful scarf, and a simple blue cloth mask
Hey there! She waved as she made her way over to the assembly line
But he did resign from the BHR board at that time.
Hunter Biden made the promise in the run-up to President Donald Trump’s impeachment over a scheme to have the Ukrainian president announce an investigation into Hunter and Joe Biden, while the Trump administration held up $400 million in Congressionally approved military aid.
Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine, where he sat on the board of energy company Burisma, and also China had opened up his father to political attacks.
An investigation by the Republican-led Senate found no evidence that Joe Biden had influenced U.S. foreign policy to benefit his son.
But the December 9 announcement from Hunter Biden that he was under investigation by the federal government over his taxes put renewed attention on his foreign deals.
When BHR was formed in 2013, Hunter Biden joined as an unpaid director.
BHR was funded by the Bank of China, a state-owned entity, as well as other Chinese government financial firms.
In October 2017, after his father left office, Hunter Biden became a shareholder in BHR, according to regulatory filings in China that the Journal found.
A statement from Hunter Biden’s lawyer last year said that he ‘has not received any return on his investment’ in BHR.