Hunter Biden

In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, addresses the virtual convention on Aug. 20, 2020. Hunter Biden said Wednesday he’s facing a federal investigation in Delaware over matters relating to his “tax affairs.”

Since his election, Joe Biden has kept his focus firmly on his prospective personnel and policy plans, mostly ignoring at least publicly such potential distractions as President Donald Trump’s legal maneuvers and his son Hunter’s legal problems.

Until Monday night, when the president-elect celebrated his Electoral College victory, he had rarely commented on his defeated opponent’s increasingly far-fetched legal steps and verbal rejoinders. After all, he will be gone when Biden becomes president on Jan. 20.