“I think he’s going to regret trying to get his child support payments cut back, and this has certainly drawn more attention to the fact that this guy’s received millions and millions of dollars over the last decade off [President] Joe Biden’s last name,” House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., told Newsmax TV’s “Wake Up America.” “The fact that he claims he can’t pay child support payments, but yet he’s paying the most expensive legal team in America.
Comer continued: “We want to know more about the art sales … These all took place while Joe Biden was president of the United States. We have no idea who bought the artwork, much less what it sold for, so that is a particular interest to us.”
More about Hunter Biden’s finances will no doubt emerge as the legal process continues.
Arkansas Circuit Judge Holly Meyer gave Hunter Biden until May 12 to complete discovery documents related to his finances. Biden must respond to questions from Lunden Roberts’ attorney about his art sales and tax returns.
He filed a motion with the Arkansas court in September seeking to reduce the $22,000 per month he has been paying Roberts for their daughter, Navy Joan Roberts, since 2020. Biden claimed he had a “substantial material change” in his income.
Meyer scolded Biden on Monday.
“If you come saying you want to reduce your child support, you need to show me why,” Meyer said.
Roberts must provide Biden’s attorneys with financial information related to her work at her father’s gun store in Batesville, Ark., and about her mortgage.
Both parties are expected to turn over all emails and text messages that have been stated about the other party.
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This could have ramifications for the congressional inquest into Biden’s finances.
Biden’s attorneys said Monday that the identities of the buyers of his artwork had been shielded to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest that could be seen as impacting his father’s administration.
The disclosures will not be made public and will only be available to the lawyers involved with the case.
Hunter Biden’s attorneys then will depose former Trump aide Garrett Ziegler, whose Marco Polo website contains original research based on the lost Hunter Biden laptop on May 22. It also includes a complete catalog of all of the emails implicating Hunter Biden, his father President Joe Biden, and other Bidens in various alleged crimes and misdemeanors found on the laptop.
Ziegler has been called by Roberts to be the star witness in her case. He will be deposed behind closed doors. Biden’s attorneys initially objected to Ziegler as a witness, but dropped the objection.
He was accused by Biden lawyers of leaking to The Daily Mail; however, Meyer stated that she did not believe that Ziegler had violated the court order sealing information about the case.
Roberts’ attorney Clint Lancaster said that he had informed Ziegler of the consequence of violating the order and that he believed that Ziegler had not done so.
Ziegler provided Biden attorney Brett Langdon with a copy of the report his Marco Polo group had compiled on the Hunter Biden laptop. Langdon had questioned how the report is relevant to Ziegler’s qualification as an expert in the case.
The pre-scheduled pre-trial hearing that was scheduled for May 23 will continue as planned. The trial will take place July 23-24.