Hunter Biden Probe Reaches Critical Stage, Are Charges Pending?
The federal investigation into the dubious finances of Hunter Biden is reaching a “critical stage,” and criminal charges against the President’s son could be forthcoming.
Hunter Biden, 52, could face charges related to possible tax violations or, more seriously, foreign lobbying violations, both Fox News and CNN have reported.
The possible charges stem from a probe into Hunter Biden’s finances and overseas business deals, which is being conducted by Delaware US Attorney David Weiss, a prosecutor appointed by former President Donald Trump.
Weiss and the Justice Department have reached a point in the investigation in which they are looking into the possibility of charging President Biden’s son with various tax violations and/or foreign lobbying violations; sources told the outlets.
Investigators are also looking into a possible false statement charge related to Hunter Biden’s purchase of a firearm.
Hunter Biden recently cut the IRS a check for about $2 million in recognition that he had unpaid tax bills.
His business endeavors brought him to work with Chinese and Russian businessmen, and several of his foreign transactions had been marked “suspicious” by financial institutions. The filings known as “Suspicious Activity Reports” do not necessarily mean criminality was involved in the transaction; however, a SAR may well be part of a money laundering or tax investigation.
White House critics have claimed President Joe Biden, at the very least, may have known about his son’s questionable foreign dealings or, at worst, could have been involved in them.
House and Senate Republicans have said they plan to launch their own probe into the president’s possible involvement if they retake Congress in November’s midterm elections.
As to any criminal charges coming out of the current federal investigation, no final decision has been made; however, the investigation — which began in 2018 — is ongoing.