Lawyers for Joe Biden’s embattled son Hunter Demand speak out from Justice Department officials about a federal investigation into the 53-year-old’s business affairs.
- The White House and attorneys for Hunter Biden deny any wrongdoing
- It comes after an IRS whistleblower accused the Biden administration of meddling
- The 53-year-old was also sued by an ex-stripper for unpaid child support.
Attorneys for Hunter, the son of embattled President Joe Biden, demanded an update on the criminal investigation into his taxes and false statements he made to buy a gun in high-stakes talks with the Justice Department on Wednesday.
The federal investigation in Delaware, one of several the 53-year-old is facing, has dragged on for five years despite prosecutors saying they had enough evidence to charge him.
CNN and CBS reported that his attorneys met with top Justice Department officials in Washington, D.C. — as a new poll released shows most Americans think he gets “preferential treatment” because of his father and his high-profile connections.
A special agent for the IRS, the nation’s tax agency, asked for whistleblower protection from Congress after claiming the investigation was mishandled.
Hunter Biden, who was seen here with the president in August last year, has long faced allegations that he exploited family ties to advance his business interests.
Survey by Rasmussen Reports He found that 69% of Americans believed accusations that he was using family ties to avoid aggravating punishment.
The findings from the leading polling firm said that as many as 48% of voters say it is a “very serious scandal”.
But only 40% believe Joe Biden will be held accountable for allegations that he and his officials obstructed the work of IRS investigators.
The White House has repeatedly denied any involvement in the case.
Hunter Biden’s taxes and foreign business have been under federal jury investigation in Delaware since at least 2018.
House Republicans are also investigating Hunter Biden and his businesses, alleging he misappropriated millions from foreign governments for his now-defunct investment firm.
So far no charges have been filed against the 53-year-old, whose business interests are in the spotlight again after leaked emails from his laptop surfaced online.
His membership of the board of a Ukrainian energy company and his efforts to strike deals in China have prompted allegations of influence peddling.
He and the President’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, traveled on Air Force One on the Commander-in-Chief’s recent visit to Ireland.
But staffers within the Biden administration insisted they did not participate in any official events during the trip.
Hunter Biden was seen over the weekend at a California vineyard owned by wealthy Democratic philanthropist Joe Kayani, the tech mogul.
He was seen with his wife, Melissa Cohen, and their three-year-old son, Beau, as well as detailing the taxpayer-funded Secret Service.
It came when an Arkansas judge decided he should go to court in a paternity case brought by an ex named Lundin Roberts.
Hunter will also have to submit to a deposition in June in which Roberts’ attorneys will likely question him about his various businesses and shady overseas ventures.
Hunter Biden’s laptop also included a series of lewd photos and a webcam video of the 53-year-old depicting his struggles with flatulence.
The president’s 53-year-old son was seen at the California vineyard of a major donor to Biden
They’ll also want to know that Hunter’s finances collapsed while he sold the paintings for as much as $500,000 apiece under his new guise as an abstract artist.
Roberts, a former stripper, won a reported $2.5 million settlement from Hunter after she took him to court in 2019.
She also forced the former Navy reservist, who was fired from the Army in 2014 for testing positive for cocaine, to take a DNA test to prove he fathered their daughter, Navy Joan, during their 2017 trip.
Roberts’ attorneys say Hunter Biden has not brought “a single item or word of discovery” in the ongoing child support lawsuit.
Independence County Circuit Judge Holly Meyer on Monday ordered Biden to appear in court on May 1 because his absence “interferes with the litigation process.”