Hunter Biden probe is reaching critical stage: Report
A federal investigation into President Biden’s son, Hunter, is reportedly reaching a critical stage as prosecutors weigh whether to bring charges ahead of the midterm elections.
The Department of Justice is discussing the case with Delaware-based prosecutors and consulting guidelines around politically sensitive cases, according to CNN, which cited people familiar with the talks.
Talks on charges have centered on potential tax violations and making a false statement regarding Hunter Biden’s purchase of a firearm when he would have been prevented from doing so because of his struggles with drug addiction, the report said.
The probe, which began in 2018, is being led by David Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Delaware.
It’s another headache for President Biden, who faces the prospect of GOP investigations into his family’s business ties if Republicans retake the House in November.
And it’s a fraught situation for Attorney General Merrick Garland, given the probe hits close to home for the White House.
Hunter Biden has denied wrongdoing, and the president is not being investigated as part of the probe, despite claims the younger Biden leveraged his father’s stature in foreign business dealings.
Sources familiar with the investigation confirmed the authenticity this year of
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