In response to rumors that federal investigators have quite enough proof to charge Hunter Biden with tax offenses and making a false statement amid the purchasing of a pistol, President Biden stated on Tuesday he has “full confidence” in his son.
“I’m Proud of My Son”
When asked to respond to a Washington Post article from October 6 that quoted unnamed sources which said federal officials “decided months ago” they assembled a strong criminal case against Hunter Biden, Biden made the comment during an appearance with CNN.
“How do you feel about that individually and politically?” Jake Tapper, a CNN host, queried Biden.
Biden responded, “He developed a drug addiction, as has happened in many families. That hasn’t stopped him. He’s built a new life for himself.”
If there is solid evidence that Hunter Biden committed a crime, he should be prosecuted. I feel this way even though I am a Democrat who supports Joe Biden, because I am not in a cult, and I still value the rule of law above all. See how this works?
— Adam Sank 🏳️🌈 Protect Reproductive Rights (@AdamSank) October 7, 2022
Hunter Biden was accused of lying on a background investigation before purchasing a pistol in October 2018; yet, the president supported his son.
Federal law makes lying on Form 4473 a crime that can result in up to 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. In his autobiography, Hunter Biden acknowledged in 2018, he was struggling with addiction.
Possible Charges Being Laid
Hunter Biden’s attorney, Chris Clark, declined to comment in reaction to the Post’s report regarding whether he thinks his client will face charges.
U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a holdover from the Trump administration who is responsible for the investigation into the president’s son, will decide whether or not to file charges against Hunter Biden.
Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), citing 150 SARS reported by 13 banks, which include Bank of America, CitiBank, and Bank of China, sent a letter to Hunter Biden’s financial planner in July.
The latter said, “phone messages demonstrate Hunter Biden was conscious of these SARs and took steps to prevent detection in his financial affairs.”
In September, Comer, the leading Republican on the House Oversight Committee, disclosed the Biden family sold American natural gas to China that year. Biden was informed as to how his son was facilitating the deal at the time.
On October 8, Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy of California posted a list of information about the Biden family on Twitter.
"I have great confidence in my son." @POTUS tells Jake Tapper
"I love him and he's on the straight and narrow, and he has been for a couple years now. And I'm just so proud of him."
-President Biden on his son Hunter Biden
— Henry Djoutsa 🇨🇲🇺🇸 Supports🇺🇦 (@D_jeneration) October 12, 2022
McCarthy said, “There is proof of a specific quantity of money set aside for ‘the Big Guy’—who observers have recognized as Joe Biden—from foreign nationals, contrary to Biden’s claims he had never said something to Hunter about his overseas business operations.”
If House Republicans win back the majority in November, they have stated they will look into Hunter Biden.
On October 6, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, posted on Twitter, “Hunter Biden managed to get away with too many things for too long. It’s time to file charges against him! No more wait times!”This article appeared in The Patriot Brief and has been published here with permission.