Many Republicans have used Biden’s son and his business dealings as a means to target the former vice president. President Donald Trump’s attempts to dig up dirt on Hunter Biden’s dealings with the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma ultimately resulted in his impeachment in the House and acquittal in the Senate.
The recently announced probe into Hunter Biden has in recent weeks raised questions of whether the person tapped to run the Justice Department would have to recuse themself to maintain its independence.
Biden and his aides have repeatedly said the president-elect would not interfere in any potential future investigation of his son.
“We’re going to allow the process to work how it should, which is for a Justice Department to be run independently by the attorney general at the top,” Psaki said.