According to the NY Post, federal agents investigating Hunter Biden believe they have now gathered enough evidence to charge the first son with tax crimes as well as a false statement related to gun purchase, according to a new report.
The final decision on whether to charge the 52-year-old will be made by Delaware US Attorney David Weiss, who was appointed to the post by former President Donald Trump.
The Washington Post, citing people familiar with the investigation, reported that agents had determined months ago that they had assembled a viable criminal case against Hunter Biden. The newspaper reported that the investigation, which started by focusing on Hunter’s overseas business dealings, has shifted to whether he reported all his income from overseas transactions — as well as whether he lied about his history of substance abuse on a firearm purchase form in 2018.
Hunter Biden himself announced in December 2020 that his “tax affairs” were being investigated by federal authorities in Delaware, and said he was “confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately.”
At some point after that announcement, the first son paid off a tax bill totaling around $2 million.
In a written statement to the Washington Post, Hunter Biden’s attorney Chris Clark accused investigators of leaking information from ongoing grand jury proceedings.
“It is a federal felony for a federal agent to leak information about a Grand Jury investigation such as this one,” Clark said. “Any agent you cite as a source in your article apparently has committed such a felony. We expect the Department of Justice will diligently investigate and prosecute such bad actors. As is proper and legally required, we believe the prosecutors, in this case, are diligently and thoroughly weighing not just evidence provided by agents, but also all the other witnesses in this case, including witnesses for the defense. That is the job of the prosecutors. They should not be pressured, rushed, or criticized for doing their job.”
Joe Biden has repeatedly insisted he has “never spoken” with his son Hunter about “his overseas business dealings.” However, a survey of the elder Biden’s activities while vice president suggests a different story.