Hunter Biden’s team of attorneys met this week with Department of Justice prosecutors to discuss the charges that might be filed against Hunter.
According to CNBC, “Prosecutors have considered charging Hunter with four criminal counts … including two counts of misdemeanor failure to file taxes. The third charge would be a felony count of tax evasion in connection with a business expense. The fourth charge would be a felony related to an alleged false statement related to a gun purchase in 2018, when Hunter wrote on a form that he was neither addicted to nor abusing any unlawful substance.” (Hunter was using cocaine when he purchased the gun in 2018.)
Hunter Biden in Hot Water
I have been pretty dismissive of the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into Hunter Biden, which I suspect has more to do with politics than national security. But I’m open to the idea that Hunter flubbed his taxes, as the DOJ is investigating. Granted, the DOJ prosecutor leading the investigation into Hunter, is David Weiss – a Trump appointee.
Now I am hesitant to throw skepticism towards any prosecutor appointed by a Republican who investigates a Democrat, or vice versa, but Hunter has attracted a lot of partisan attention – he’s a low-hanging, high-visibility fruit, with direct implications for the Democratic president of the United States. I think it’s possible there’s some politicking going on here. I also think it’s possible Hunter flubbed his taxes.
Congressional Investigation Ongoing, Too
Representative James Comer, who leads the House Oversight Committee’s Hunter Biden investigation said last week that he had found “six additional members” of the Biden family who “may have benefited” from Biden family business dealings. Comer has promised the public to continue his investigation and determine whether the business dealings are illegal, or whether they pose a “national security threat.”
Now, I’m completely comfortable throwing skepticism toward the House’s investigation. That thing is a political animal. I’ve got a feeling Comer is going to find in the affirmative, that business dealings of the Bidens did pose a national security threat. The outcome feels predetermined on this one, doesn’t it? Kind of like the January 6th Committee’s conclusion felt predetermined.
Comer paired off with Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene last week (brilliant), to take a look through the Treasury Department’s financial records relating to the Biden family.
“Thousands of pages of financial records related to the Biden family, their companies, and associates’ business schemes were made available to members of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, which confirms the importance of this investigation.”
Right, right, very important. Of course Comer is going to find his own investigation very important. The investigation is the only reason you’re going to read about James Comer in the morning. And Comer has already built up the importance of the investigation to the point where any reversal would undermine his previous boasting. So, like I was saying, Comer is definitely going to make a big deal out of whatever they happen to find, whether it’s significant or not. It reminds me of the Democrats and the Rachael Maddow watchers who spent six years building up Trump’s tax reports only to find that…he hadn’t done anything illegal.
Whether the investigations are political or not, Hunter Biden will have his hands full for the foreseeable future.
Harrison Kass is the Senior Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, Harrison joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison holds a BA from Lake Forest College, a JD from the University of Oregon, and an MA from New York University. Harrison listens to Dokken.
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