President Elect, Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden has recently announced that he is the center of investigation for “tax affairs” by federal prosecutors and only time will tell how this will play out. This information was discovered just before Joe Biden was confirmed by the Electoral College as the President Elect. Publicly available document show that Hunter Biden along with his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle had an Internal Revenue Service lien on them for unpaid taxes totaling $112,805,09, until this past March. Separately, Hunter Biden had individual income tax liens of almost $453,890 which were placed on him by the District of Columbia, back in July. That lien was due to taxes owed for 2017-2018.
During the presidential election, republican candidate Trump and his supporters made Hunter Biden the center of political attacks in connection financial dealings with other countries. President Trump and fellow republicans have tried to characterize the president – elect as corrupt, due to Hunter Biden’s financial dealings with other countries. The Trump administration has been investigating the Biden’s for a while.
Back in 2015, Hunter Biden served as a board member at Burisma, which is a Ukrainian energy company, where he earned a reported $83,000 a month. The Justice Department has also been examining some of Hunter Biden’s business dealings with China and the Ukraine, along with other claims of money laundering and financial dealings. During the election campaign, Hunter Biden was the focus of complaints for business dealings with both China and the Ukraine. Other emails have shown that Hunter Biden pursued shady business dealings involving China’s largest energy company, including one that he described as “interesting for me and my family.” President Elect, Joe Biden has called the investigation into his son “foul play”, the president Elect has also said that “I’m proud of my son”.
Attorney General William Barr said that he saw no reason to appoint a special council to investigate allegations against Hunter Biden. Although Hunter has struggled with financial issues in the past, with his past as an attorney, he has said that he will fully cooperate with all investigations. Only time will tell how this investigation will go.
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Author: Gary Taylor