As Cedric Richmond, co-chairman of the Biden campaign, said on Sunday, neither the president nor his son, Hunter Biden, would discuss their legal troubles during their 2024 campaigns.
In response to a question on ABC’s “This Week” concerning Trump and Hunter Biden’s legal woes, Richmond stated that the president has emphasized from the outset that he wanted an” independent Justice Department.” He said they have to make a change there. Therefore, they will not remark on or draw attention to Donald Trump’s legal issues.
Additionally, Richmond was questioned about a fundraising email sent by the Biden campaign that said, “Apropos of nothing,” they said it was a terrific day to contribute to his campaign.
On last week’s episode of ABC’s “This Week,” co-host Martha Raddatz said that the pitch was made as Trump’s convoy rolled into the Fulton County Jail in Georgia for his voluntary surrender after a felony indictment accusing him of attempts to alter the 2020 election results in the state.
Richmond denied the implication that the email’s timing was related to Trump’s surrender or that they were fundraising on those optics.
While Trump faces many lawsuits, Biden and his administration have studiously avoided discussing Hunter Biden’s legal difficulties and have deflected inquiries about the president.
This year, Trump made history by becoming the first sitting president of the United States to be charged on multiple counts. Trump was booked into the Fulton County Jail in Georgia last Thursday, where he is being held on 13 counts together with 18 other defendants. In Florida, he faces charges of mishandling confidential data after he left office, while in Washington, D.C., he faces charges of trying to stay in power beyond the 2020 election. He is facing charges in New York for allegedly paying hush money during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Meanwhile, Hunter Biden’s plea discussions for his gun and tax charges in Delaware broke down last month.