President Biden’s first presidential trip to Northern Ireland with his son Hunter and sister Valerie has drawn criticism, given the ongoing criminal investigation into Hunter’s business and tax dealings. Despite this controversy, the trip aims to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and promote peace in the region.
Biden will meet with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and give a speech at Ulster University before heading to Dublin to meet with Irish President Michael Higgins.
However, the presence of Hunter Biden on the trip is sure to generate attention, given the ongoing investigations into his business dealings.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware launched a criminal investigation into Hunter’s business and tax dealings in 2018, and it is still ongoing. House Republicans have also launched their own investigation into Hunter’s business deals and any potential involvement by President Biden.
Despite these investigations, President Biden has maintained that he had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings. While the trip aims to promote peace in Northern Ireland, the controversy surrounding Hunter’s presence on the trip may overshadow this message.