DOJ Considering Charges in Hunter Biden Investigation

Charges could impact the upcoming election.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The department of Justice is facing a decision about whether to bring charges against first son Hunter Biden.
  • The probe was led by the US Attorney in Delaware, David Weiss, in an investigation dating back to 2018.
  • No final decision on whether to bring charges against the first son has been made, but the probe has “intensified in recent months,” according to CNN.
  • Questions have arisen about an alleged guideline from the Justice Department that pushes them to avoid bringing political cases close to an election.
  • Included in the possible charges are tax violations and making a false statement in connection with the potential defendant’s purchase of a firearm.
HUNTER’S USE OF THE BIDEN NAME:
  • While the DOJ appears to be treading carefully regarding potential conflicts with the upcoming election, the first son’s four-year investigation stretches to business dealings that took place when he was the son of the vice president.
  • Hunter Biden’s international connections allegedly leaned heavily on the Biden name and his ability to allow business people access to the White House and his high profile family members.
  • “Hardly a day goes by without another revelation about how intimately involved Joe Biden was with his son Hunter Biden’s corrupt foreign business dealings. The fact that Joe was in meetings with senior foreign leaders on behalf of Hunter and his business associates while Vice President further proves that Joe has been lying to the American people,” House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik said in a recent interview.
BACKGROUND:
  • President Joe Biden is reportedly not being investigated despite his interactions with his son’s business dealings.
  • Hunter Biden’s laptop showed dozens of meetings between himself, his business partners, and his powerful father, including at least 30 meetings at the White House or the vice president’s residence.
  • The first son has consistently denied wrongdoing.