BREAKING NEWS: Federal probe into Hunter Biden has reached a ‘critical juncture’ and investigators are weighing possible CHARGES, report claims with just four months until the midterms
- Report by CNN says the probe in Delaware has intensified in recent weeks
- Investigators are believed to be considering charges for tax violations or for making false statements when buying a gun
- Hunter would have been prohibited from purchasing a firearm because he has admitted he has a drug problem
- There are concerns in the DOJ of bring charges so close to the midterms
- Report says there are also concerns whether his drug abuse could weaken case because he could argue he was unaware of his actions
- Development comes as Biden faces mounting questions over whether he knew about his son’s business dealings
- Republicans say Hunter will be a top target if they retake the House in November
The federal investigation into Hunter Biden has reached a ‘critical juncture’ and investigators are weighing whether to charge the president’s son, according to a report on Wednesday night.
The Department of Justice probe in Delaware has intensified in recent weeks over whether to bring charges on tax violations or making false statements on purchasing a gun, sources told CNN.
There are also concerns about DOJ guidelines which suggest avoiding updates in major, politically sensitive cases so close to the election.
The report states that no decision has been made, with just over four months until the midterms and the Democrats and White House nosediving in the polls.
It adds mounting pressure on the Biden family with Republicans already saying Hunter will be a target of their congressional investigations if they retake the House.
The GOP are seeking answers on whether the president knew about his son’s foreign business dealings, even though he has constantly denied any knowledge.
Hunter would have been prohibited from buying a gun at the time because of his well-documented struggles with drug addiction.
The federal investigation into Hunter Biden has reached a ‘critical juncture’ and investigators are weighing whether to charge the president’s son, according to a report on Wednesday night
The Department of Justice probe in Delaware has intensified in recent weeks over whether to bring charges on tax violations or making false statements on purchasing a gun. Hunter is pictured with his father during the July 4 White House fireworks
David Weiss, the US Attorney in Delaware, is leading the probe, which dates back to as early as 2018. President Biden kept in on after Trump left office to continue the investigation.
Hunter has not been charged with any crimes and has denied criminal wrongdoing.
The report also stated the president is not being investigated as part of the probe into his business activities.
The FBI and IRS’ criminal division are among the agencies who have been involved in moving the investigations and there have also been discussions over whether his past drug abuse could weaken their case, CNN reported.
Hunter could argue that he wasn’t aware of his actions because he was high on drugs.
Earlier this summer, DailyMail.com revealed a 2018 voicemail recording from the junior Biden’s hard drive stating the president did know about the dealings.
Joe called Hunter on December 12, 2018 saying that he wanted to talk to him after reading a New York Times story about Hunter’s dealings with the Chinese oil giant CEFC.
Files on Hunter’s abandoned laptop previously disclosed by DailyMail.com show that he struck a deal with the Chinese company worth millions of dollars after touting his family connections.
The Times’ 2018 story pointed out CEFC’s chairman Ye Jianming had been arrested in China and his top lieutenant Patrick Ho had been convicted in the US for bribing African officials to help Iran evade oil sanctions.
It revealed that Ye had met with Hunter at a Miami hotel in 2017 to discuss ‘a partnership to invest in American infrastructure and energy deals.’
The Times reported that when Ho was arrested, he called Joe’s brother Jim Biden – who told the newspaper that he believed the call was meant for Hunter.
The Gray Lady said it was ‘unclear whether Hunter Biden struck any business deals with CEFC’, not knowing at the time the depths of his connections with his Chinese business partners.
After seeing the story online, Joe called Hunter and left a voicemail.
‘Hey pal, it’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you,’ he said.
‘I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear. And anyway if you get a chance give me a call, I love you.’
Majority of Americans think Joe Biden WAS aware of Hunter’s foreign business dealings and 66% are following reports about his laptop ‘closely’, new poll shows
Americans aren’t convinced that President Joe Biden didn’t know anything about his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, a new poll shows.
Nearly seven in 10 voters surveyed by Rasmussen Reports think that the president is at least somewhat aware of Hunter’s overseas business.
Forty-nine percent of respondents from the poll published on Tuesday think it’s ‘very likely’ Biden is aware of his son’s business despite the president’s persistent claims to the contrary.
Another 20 percent of voters polled on July 14 and 17 say it’s ‘somewhat likely’.
A combined 22 percent say that it’s either ‘not very likely’ or ‘not at all likely’ that the president knew about Hunter Biden’s business dealings in foreign countries.
Ten percent of respondents said they are still not sure what to believe on the matter.
The poll follows revelations earlier this summer from DailyMail.com of a 2018 voicemail recording from the junior Biden’s leaked harddrive where the president discussed his son’s deal with Chinese oil giant CEFC.
Reports involving Hunter are followed by two-thirds – or 66 percent – of likely U.S. voters, while the other third claim they are not following news about the president’s son.
A whopping 69% of voters think that President Joe Biden is at least somewhat aware of his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings despite claims to the contrary