Fox News host Greg Gutfeld speculated that President Joe Biden would not “be there for 2024,” stating on the broadcast of “The Five” that Democrats would likely push him to his limit, and thus retirement, near or at the end of his current term in the White House.
Gutfeld also speculated that the current president would likely pardon his son Hunter Biden for his suspected criminal activity, as he is still currently under federal investigation for foreign business dealings during the time of Joe Biden’s vice presidency.
“The Five” panel discussion focused on the topic of Hunter Biden and recent reports that have confirmed the veracity of emails found on an abandoned laptop allegedly belonging to him. Co-host Dana Perino claimed that she would not be shocked to see the Justice Department indict Joe Biden’s son, however in addition, the White House would likely take a backseat approach and the DOJ might “slow-walk” the indictment until after the next election.
“I worked at DOJ for a little while, I was a spokesperson — one of the many spokespeople there, basically you would learn 101 ways to say no comment, which is what the White House and DOJ is trying to do right now,” Perino said. “They don’t have to be told this is super sensitive, they know if there is one iota that it looks like Joe Biden was involved in some way or influenced in some way, the White House messaging … what chief of staff just said … That will all blow apart.”
Meanwhile, Gutfeld countered Perino’s thoughts, stating that he felt it much more likely for the DOJ to “fast-walk” the indictment.
“I think… Joe is not going to be there for 2024, right? And they’re going to tell him that he’s got to go back home. But the tradeoff, is that he gets to pardon Hunter,” Gutfeld explained, repeating that they would “fast walk it so they can pardon him, and then Joe will leave.”
Gutfeld continued by saying that while its likely for Attorney General Merrick Garland to indict Hunter, it would probably be for some “minor tax issue” that held little consequence.
“Or maybe it is money laundering and a lot of time and the President of the United States has to pardon his son and say, I will not run for re-election,” he continued.
“Right now, it is a containment operation, doing everything to make sure this doesn’t touch the president,” Gutfeld concluded.