Biden official says campaign won’t focus on Trump or Hunter Biden legal problems

Cedric Richmond, the co-chairman of the Biden campaign, said Sunday the president’s 2024 run will not focus on the legal problems facing former President Trump or President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

When asked on ABC’s “This Week” about Trump and Hunter Biden’s ongoing legal problems, Richmond said, “Well, the president has said from the beginning that he wanted an independent Justice Department. And we have to adjust that. So we’re not going to comment, we’re not going to focus on Donald Trump’s legal problems.”

Richmond was also asked about a fundraising pitch made from the Biden campaign that read, “Apropos of nothing, I think today’s a great day to give to my campaign.” ABC’s “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz noted the pitch went out last week as Trump’s motorcade pulled into the Fulton County Jail in Georgia where Trump was voluntarily surrendering following a criminal indictment charging him with efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the state.

Richmond disputed that the timing of the email had to do with Trump turning himself in.

“Those emails go out — you know, you get five and six of them a day. So, I wouldn’t read much into that,” he said.

Biden and his administration have adamantly avoided speaking about Hunter Biden’s legal troubles and have sidestepped questions about Trump while he faces an array of cases against him.

Trump was indicted four times this year, making him the first U.S. president to face criminal charges. Trump was booked last week in Fulton County, Ga., where he faces 13 charges alongside 18 other co-defendants. He is separately charged in Washington, D.C., for his attempts to remain in power after the 2020 election and in Florida over his alleged mishandling of classified documents after he left office. In New York, he is charged for making alleged hush money payments during the 2016 presidential race.

Meanwhile, Hunter Biden faces tax and gun charges in Delaware, for which plea negotiations fell apart last month.

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