Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, could be charged with tax offences and making a false statement in connection with the purchase of a firearm, according to federal agents who feel they have sufficient evidence to do so, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
According to the Post, which cited sources familiar with the inquiry, it is now up to David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for Delaware and a Donald Trump appointee, to determine whether to charge Hunter on those allegations.
According to the newspaper, federal officials “decided months ago that they had assembled a viable criminal case against the younger Biden.”
Chris Clark, Hunter Biden’s attorney, stated in a statement to NBC News: “It is a federal criminal for a federal agent to divulge information about a Grand Jury investigation like this one. Any agency you use as a source for your essay has allegedly committed this crime. We anticipate that the Department of Justice will thoroughly look into and prosecute such wrongdoers.
The prosecutor in this case, according to Clark, “is assiduously and thoroughly weighing not only the material presented by agents, but also all the other witnesses in this case, including witnesses for the defence.” “Prosecutors are responsible for doing that. They shouldn’t be rushed, reprimanded, or under any pressure to perform their duties.
Hunter admitted that Weiss was looking into his tax issues for illegal activity in the latter half of 2020.
According to The Post’s investigation, Hunter might face a charge relating to firearms because he had to submit a federal paperwork when he bought a weapon in October 2018 that questioned if he used or was addicted to drugs. Despite using crack cocaine at the time, Hunter replied “no” to the query, according to a memoir he later penned.