Joe Biden reportedly wonders if he will die before the Hunter Biden case is resolved

President Joe Biden privately wondered if he would have died before his son Hunter Biden’s legal problems were resolved, NBC News reports.

The emotional toll of Hunter Biden’s ongoing legal troubles is weighing heavily on President Biden and first lady Jill Biden, sources told NBC News. Joe Biden has lamented that he might die before Hunter’s case is decided and that the president and first lady have resigned themselves to Hunter’s legal problems getting even worse, a source close to the Bidens told NBC. (RELATED: Biden-appointed prosecutors were uncooperative in Hunter Biden case, FBI agent testifies)

White House aides are so sensitive about the Hunter Biden affair that “everyone is walking on eggshells in the West Wing,” another source familiar with the matter told NBC. (RELATED: Biden allies reportedly distance themselves from Merrick Garland as investigations continue)

“Every day this president wakes up and thinks about his deceased son and probably cries every day. And the weight (of Hunter’s legal problems) is just as emotionally taxing,” said Michael LaRosa, Jill Biden’s former press secretary.

Hunter Biden was indicted Thursday on three gun-related charges and faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. The White House declined to comment on Hunter’s indictment during a press briefing Friday.

Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to two tax crimes in July after Delaware U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika reviewed an immunity provision included in the pretrial diversion agreement for the felony charge of Biden’s gun. Noreika’s questioning caused a rift between Biden’s attorney and the Department of Justice (DOJ), resulting in the collapse of Biden’s plea deal.

Attorney General Merrick Garland in August named Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel for the Hunter Biden case. Noreika granted Weiss’ subsequent request to remove Biden’s tax crimes in Delaware in order to potentially charge him in Washington DC or the Central District of California.

IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler accused DOJ investigators of giving Hunter Biden special treatment under Weiss’ leadership before he was granted special counsel status. The House Ways and Means, Oversight, and Judiciary committees are investigating the whistleblower allegations and leading the impeachment inquiry into President Biden, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday.

House Oversight is also investigating Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings and Joe Biden’s alleged role in them. The White House said in June that Joe Biden was “not in business” with his son.

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