The Department of Justice is nearing a decision on whether to file charges against Hunter Biden for alleged offenses involving taxes and a gun purchase, following extensive investigations.
According to the New York Post, federal prosecutors and Hunter Biden’s attorneys convened last week and decided whether or not to press forward.
Attorneys for Hunter met with federal prosecutors in the office of David Weiss in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ongoing investigation, which has spanned more than four years and two presidential administrations.
According to sources familiar with the situation who spoke with The Washington Post, Weiss will soon decide whether to pursue charges against Hunter for tax-related felonies and misdemeanors, as well as for lying on a federal form used to purchase firearms, or to abandon the case entirely.
The announcement of a charging decision comes after “FBI investigators reportedly expressed ‘growing frustration’ over the pace of the inquiry, and an IRS whistleblower came forward to allege Hunter has received ‘preferential treatment’ under the auspices of Attorney General Merrick Garland,’” as reported by The Post.
“It is also unclear how Hunter’s abandoned laptop has aided the probe after the FBI seized its hard drive in late 2019,” the Post continued.
During Vice President Joe Biden’s recent excursion to Ireland, during which he was observed with his son Hunter, the latter received public praise from the former vice president, who stated that he was “proud” of Hunter.
Isn’t it ironic that the Department of Justice chose yesterday to near the end of their investigation into Hunter Biden to make their decision whether or not to charge him?
It’s a slap in the face to the American people likely designed to lock down evidence @GOPOversight needs. pic.twitter.com/yspJxsro50
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 4, 2023
The evidence against Joe Biden being complicit and profiting from Hunter Biden’s corrupt business deals is mounting! pic.twitter.com/Olz05zyso2
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 4, 2023
Hunter Biden is making millions of dollars because of DADDY privilege.
I know this, he knows this, and the American people know this. pic.twitter.com/4L3yCHYeZJ
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) May 4, 2023
In 2018, a tax-related investigation into Hunter’s foreign commercial ties to Chinese and Ukrainian enterprises was initiated. Hunter’s ex-sister-in-law and ex-lover, Hallie Biden, dumped his handgun in a dumpster behind a small grocery store in Delaware, prompting a search by Secret Service agents and the disclosure of its sale to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This prompted a distinct investigation into Hunter’s gun possession.
The line “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or other controlled substance?” was checked off as “no” on the form Hunter used to buy a pistol in October 2018.
Federal prosecutors have already pursued felony charges for lying on a firearms form, as evidenced by the case of the performer Kodak Black. In 2019, he received a three-year sentence for fraudulently purchasing four firearms from a Miami store.
In 2013, after testing positive for cocaine, Hunter was dismissed from the Navy Reserve. According to Hunter’s autobiography “Beautiful Things,” he was abusing cocaine during the missing gun incident.