Father’s Day has come and gone and it seems somehow fitting that the First Son, Hunter Biden, might have just done himself (and his father, President Joe Biden) in by demanding that a family court in Arkansas reduce his child support payments to Lunden Roberts, the ex-stripper and mother of Hunter’s illegitimate daughter.
By asking the Arkansas court to rule in his favor, according to legal experts, Hunter is opening himself up to massive legal liabilities due to the ongoing House Republican investigation into his personal finances.
During an appearance on CNN, for example, a former U.S. Assistant Attorney, Elie Honig, stated that he was, “really astonished that Hunter Biden, given that he has a pending criminal investigation, and given that there are pending congressional investigations, would go back into this court and try to reopen Pandora’s Box.”
Hunter Exposes Himself (to Criminal Charges)
Hunter Biden had been stonewalling congressional investigators, fighting them at every turn on their demands to gain access to his personal financial records.
But by going to the Arkansas court and demanding a reduction in child support payments—which would require the court reviewing Hunter’s personal finances in order to determine if he could not make the payments—Hunter is basically removing any legitimate argument his legal team may have been making about why he could not share his financials with Congress.
Interestingly, during Hunter’s much-publicized appearance in the Arkansas court in early May, the First Son was accused by Lunden Roberts’ legal team of denying them access to his financial records (likely because Hunter was afraid of exposing himself to the other criminal investigations into his personal finances).
The House Republican investigation as led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has been doggedly pursuing Hunter Biden.
The Republicans have persisted in their yearslong investigation into Hunter Biden, not because they want to embarrass a clearly disturbed man, as the Democrats claim in the press, but because Hunter is the likeliest entry point into the murky web of corruption that probably leads straight to the forty-sixth president.
The House GOP has already managed to find documentation that many argue proves that Joe Biden’s family made millions of dollars from his overseas “business” in which Hunter is suspected of having served as a go-between his father and various foreign governments—notably the People’s Republic of China—trading access to Joe Biden for gobs of money.
It has yet to be proven, however, that there were any direct financial linkages between Hunter’s business and his father.
Although Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), who is involved with the House GOP investigation, insists that there is an FBI whistleblower who has evidence proving a financial link between Hunter and President Biden (but the FBI is refusing to disclose that information to the House GOP investigators).
Hunter Biden’s calls to reopen his child support payments in the Arkansas court changes the situation significantly. If, as Hunter will be required to do, he can turn over those documents to the Arkansas court he will have to then turn them over to any other body investigating him.
While the financial disclosures made thus far by the House GOP investigation into the Biden Family, according to some elites—even some Republicans—have been lackluster, the fact is that the investigators have not been given all the information they need.
The Protective Shield Around Hunter May Be Lowered
Thanks to Hunter’s arrogance and ignorance, though, they the House GOP investigators may finally get a total view of the financial records they’ve been seeking.
Very often, criminals and people engaged in the kind of pernicious cover ups that we’ve witnessed in this case cannot help themselves. In particular, Hunter Biden’s personal iniquities—namely a lack of self-control—just might be his undoing.
The First Son could not bear to be made to pay for his illegitimate daughter (anymore than his own father would acknowledge the four-year-old).
Rather than recognize that there were larger legal concerns that his short-sighted desire to be let off from paying child support would cause he and his entire family, Hunter Biden had to make a point.
In his quest to vainly deny paternity for the young child, Hunter Biden may have just exposed his entire family to the kind of investigation that his father had been shielding them all from.
It’s an almost Shakespearian tragedy: a powerful family taken down by their own personal flaws. Of course, it remains to be seen if anything will happen to the Biden Syndicate.
The FBI, for example, has been covering for them since Biden became president. What’s more, there is evidence suggesting that powerful elements within the US intelligence community (IC) have been covering for the Biden Family, specifically as it relates to their possibly illicit dealings in Ukraine.
It remains to be seen if, even after Hunter has inadvertently exposed his whole family’s shabby behavior and abuse, anything truly happens to them.
Nevertheless, Hunter has done more to put his family at risk of criminal charges than anything that their Republican foes have managed to do. We should be thanking our lucky stars that Hunter is so undisciplined. What a glorious Father’s Day it must be for the Biden Family patriarch!
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.