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Hunter Biden remains under criminal investigation after paying off $1 million tax liability

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President Joe Biden’s son Hunter has paid off a huge tax liability, but remains under investigation for a “wide-ranging examination of his international business dealings.” The New York Times published a lengthy piece detailing just how much is going on in Hunter’s financial affairs.

“Hunter Biden told associates in recent months that he paid the federal taxes that had been the subject of Justice Department scrutiny. He told one associate that the tax liability was more than $1 million, and that he had to take out a loan to pay it off” reports the Times.

For two years, federal prosecutors in Delaware have issued numerous subpoenas relating to Hunter’s work abroad. And although Hunter has paid off his taxes, there is still much to uncover about his business transactions around the world. Although criminal charges against him remain, tax law experts say the fact that he has paid his debt may make juries and judges more sympathetic to a defendant who has paid their bills.

“As recently as last month, the federal grand jury heard testimony in Wilmington, Del., from two witnesses, one of whom was a former employee of Hunter Biden whose lawyer was later subpoenaed for financial records that reflected money Mr. Biden received from a Ukrainian energy company” writes the Times.

The investigation against Hunter began as a tax inquiry under the Obama administration and “widened in 2018 to include possible criminal violations of tax laws, as well as foreign lobbying and money laundering rules, according to the people familiar with the inquiry.”

One of the hurdles prosecutors face in bringing a charge against Hunter is being able to prove he purposely violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, “which requires disclosure to the Justice Department of lobbying or public relations assistance on behalf of foreign clients.”

However, there are emails in which “Mr. Biden displayed a familiarity with FARA, and a desire to avoid triggering it.” Another factor is prosecutors typically fight to keep jurors from knowing whether defendants have paid their back tax bills, arguing that the crime happens when the return is falsely filed or not filed at all. Due to the nature of Hunter Biden’s family and presidential power, prosecutors do not have the luxury of keeping much, if anything, private.

Hunter’s own father, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, also oversees the Justice Department which is carrying out the investigation.

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  1. Andy McManus Sr

    March 18, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Yea, so Obiden oversees the D.O.J. that may prosecute Hunter. What could possibly go wrong?

  2. Harry B. Davis Jr.

    March 18, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    If Hunter has committed a crime, I expect him to be held accountable for his actions just as the rest of us American citizens would be. I do however have my doubts, especially after seeing that Jussie Smollett only served five days out of 150. Our country cannot function as it should while a two-tiered justice system is in place.

  3. Erleebird

    March 19, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Isn’t it amazing that Hunter Biden paid $1M taxes on money he claims he never had!

  4. JayA

    March 19, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    He had to borrow a million dollars after al the payoff he received from foreign countries? Guess the “Big Guy” didn’t trust him for a loan out of his 10%. Or perhaps he knew it would go up in smoke!

  5. Terry Hagedorn

    March 19, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    I used to think that an FBI investigation meant something serious. However, now I know that an FBI investigation is a black hole from which no truth or light can escape.

  6. Sad4theUS

    March 20, 2022 at 2:23 am

    Everyone knows Biden has dementia and yet he’s remained president, so I’m sure his son will be “under investigation” for a long time, with probably nothing ever being done.

  7. Alan Ray Churchill

    March 20, 2022 at 9:37 am

    The Fox is in the hen house!

  8. JIM

    March 21, 2022 at 11:13 am

    This is a prime example of our two-tiered justice system we have in America! If this had been the average Joe, he would have been charged and sent to jail and still been fined and ordered to pay restitution, and whatever else the government could stick him with! But NO, MONEY has a way of talking the language of the elite!

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With gas prices at record highs, Biden CANCELS gas lease

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“We did it, Joe” memes of Vice President Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are popping up all over social media alongside individuals photographs of the horrendously high prices they have to pay at the gas pump to fill their cars.

Biden has no intention of fixing it, as proven by the administration’s recent decision to actually cancel an oil and gas lease win the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet.

This is nothing short of purposeful destruction of America. The Interior Department told The New York Post that the Cook Inlet lease sale would not move forward because of a “lack of industry interest in leasing in the area.”

In the Gulf of Mexico, the department canceled two lease sales, citing “conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed sales.”

The timing is outrageous, considering “as of Thursday morning, the national average price of a gallon of regular gas stood at $4.418, according to AAA — the highest on record and $1.41 higher than at this time last year.”

Additionally, the scenario also displays just how much federal judges tend to completely disagree with his actions. “Biden imposed a moratorium on the sale of new leases one week after his inauguration, but the order was later blocked by a Louisiana federal judge who granted a preliminary injunction to 13 states that claimed they would suffer ‘irreparable injury’ from the White House move” writes The Post.

At least federal judges are watching out to keep our country afloat, let along thriving, considering our own President and Vice President will not.

Republicans and energy industry representatives are fuming over the decision. “Yesterday, Americans paid the highest price for gasoline in history,” tweeted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). “At the same time Biden just canceled our largest pending American oil & gas lease sale.”

“Gas prices are at a record high, and Biden just canceled oil and gas leases in Alaska and the Gulf,” added Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). “Joe Biden is directly responsible for the high cost of gas.”

“It’s almost like the Biden administration WANTS gas prices to go higher” said Pennsylvania US Senate GOP candidate Carla Sands

“The President has spoken about the need for additional supplies in the market, but his administration has failed to take action to match that rhetoric,” Frank Macchairola of the American Petroleum Institute told CBS News, calling the cancellations “another example of the administration’s lack of commitment to oil and gas development in the US.”

“In the kind of price environment that we’re seeing, there are negative consequences to shutting off oil and gas development, both politically and practically,” he added.

If the administration had moved forward with the Alaskan lease, it would have covered more than 1 million acres, according to The Hill.

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