Hunter Biden’s lawyers have scheduled a meeting with U.S. Attorney David Weiss to discuss the investigation into President Joe Biden’s son, according to a new report Friday.
Hunter Biden’s legal team had reached out to Justice Department officials, CNN reported, asking for an update on the matter. That led to the planning of next week’s meeting.
Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Delaware appointed by former President Donald Trump, is overseeing the Hunter Biden investigation.
It comes as federal prosecutors are weighing four charges against the presidential son, three related to tax crimes and one felony related to the purchase of a gun.
The possible charges are two counts of failure to file taxes, a single misdemeanor count of tax evasion in connection with a business expense for a year of taxation, and the weapons charge, also a potential felony, That reports NBC Newsciting sources.
Purchasing a .38 caliber handgun in 2018, Hunter wrote on the Firearm Transaction Record that he did not use illegal drugs, but admitted in his memoirs that he was a crack addict at the time. Intentionally providing misleading information when purchasing a gun is a crime.
In addition, two senior law enforcement sources told the network there is “growing frustration” within the FBI as most of the investigative work was completed last year, while the IRS completed its tax investigation more than a year ago.
Federal prosecutors are weighing four charges against Hunter Biden
But the decision on what charges to bring against President Joe Biden’s son — and when — rests with U.S. attorney David Weiss, who was appointed by President Donald Trump and retained by the Biden administration to continue the investigation. to make.
There is no indication when the charges may come. Hunter Biden has denied any allegations.
The Hunter Biden investigation began in 2018 during the Trump presidency. The former president used Hunter Biden as a rallying cry for his base in his failed 2020 re-election campaign.
The initial investigation focused on Hunter Biden’s finances in connection with his overseas business ventures.
Over time, it focused on whether or not he had given up all of his earnings and whether he lied about gun purchase paperwork in 2018.
House Republicans are also investigating Hunter Biden and his companies.
And earlier this week, a man who served as a supervising agent on a “high-profile” criminal criminal investigation came forward to seek whistleblower protection, alleging that politics “improperly infects decisions” in a particular research.
That classified question would be about the Hunter Biden case.
A lawyer representing the unknown whistleblower wrote to both senators and inspectors general of the ministries of Justice and the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday.
According to Nixon Peabody attorney Mark Lytle, the protected disclosures “contradict the sworn testimony of a senior political appointee to Congress” and “imply that apparent conflicts of interest are not mitigated in the final handling of the case.”
They also “describe preferential treatment and politics inappropriately infecting decisions and protocols that would normally be followed by professional law enforcement professionals in similar circumstances if the subject had no political connection,” Lytle wrote in a letter obtained by DailyMail.com.
Hunter Biden purchased a .38 caliber handgun at a gun store in Delaware on October 12, 2018, and allegedly lied on the form about his drug use.
An attorney representing an IRS whistleblower wrote to senators seeking protection for information that “would contradict sworn testimony”
1199-2009 IRS whistleblower claims to have EVIDENCE that Biden administration ‘improperly handling’ Hunter criminal investigation and failed to avoid conflict of interest
US attorney David Weiss, a holdover from the Trump administration, oversees the Hunter Biden investigation
The attorney wants legal protection to share the information with Congress. Tax information is generally protected.
a Summons 2020 spent years seeking financial information on Hunter Biden, who held a lucrative board position at Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded briefly Thursday when asked about a report that an IRS whistleblower had come forward to allege that politics influenced the investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes.
“I want to be very clear here. The president respects the rule of law and the independence of the Justice Department,” Jean-Pierre said when asked about the investigation into President Joe Biden’s son.
We think it should be independent. I won’t go any further than that.’