Federal agents investigating President Joe Biden’s son Hunter have gathered what they believe is sufficient evidence to charge him with tax crimes and a false statement related to a gun purchase, report Devlin Barrett and Perry Stein for the Washington Post.
While the investigation began as a probe into Hunter Biden’s finances related to overseas business ties and consulting work, investigators with multiple agencies eventually focused closely on whether he did not report all of his income related to those business ventures, and whether he lied on gun purchase paperwork in 2018.
The gun paperwork part of the investigation stems from a time period in which Hunter Biden, by his own admission, was smoking crack cocaine and allegedly answered “no” on a federal form asking whether he was “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”
The next step is for the U.S. Attorney in Delaware to decide whether to file such charges. Attorney General Merrick Garland has vowed there will be no political or otherwise improper interference in the Hunter Biden case and has not moved to push U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss to make a decision.