FBI agents see enough evidence against the president’s son to charge him with crimes related to taxes and guns.
A US Attorney in Delaware will now be responsible with deciding whether charges are put forward.
In a story released on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that agents at the Bureau began investigating the junior Biden in 2018 after questions were raised surrounding his work in several foreign countries, including Ukraine. Then-president Donald Trump made a big deal about the younger Biden’s dealings during his 2020 reelection campaign.
Agents began investigating Hunter Biden‘s finances after allegations came about his business dealings and ties overseas, followed by investigations about whether he lied about his income or whether he lied on gun purchase paperwork, the source told the Post.
The Justice Department must make the call on whether or not to file charges against Biden. David C. Weiss, a Trump nominee from 2017, is supervising the case,
Attorney General Merrick Garland has said.
“Garland has vowed there will be no political or otherwise improper interference in the Hunter Biden case, and has not moved to push Weiss to make a decision, the people familiar with the matter said. It is not uncommon for Justice Department investigations to take years to finish,” the Post reports.
Chris Clark, a Hunter Biden lawyer, said that investigators who leaking information are committing a crime, saying that “It is a federal felony for a federal agent to leak information about a Grand Jury investigation such as this one.”
Clark continued: “Any agent you cite as a source in your article apparently has committed such a felony. We expect the Department of Justice will diligently investigate and prosecute such bad actors. As is proper and legally required, we believe the prosecutors in this case are diligently and thoroughly weighing not just evidence provided by agents, but also all the other witnesses in this case, including witnesses for the defense. That is the job of the prosecutors. They should not be pressured, rushed, or criticized for doing their job.”