Hunter Biden may soon face federal tax charges, according to a recently released story from the Washington Post. Special counsel David Weiss is reportedly weighing whether or not to press charges related to Hunter Biden’s finances between 2014 and 2019.
The president’s son allegedly received millions in payments from foreign sources. These include income from his role on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company.
The special counsel charged the younger Biden with firearms charges earlier this month.
Weiss reportedly included misdemeanor tax charges in the initial plea bargain deal that fell apart following IRS whistleblower testimony.
The news also comes as Hunter Biden’s legal team announced earlier this week that their client would be suing the IRS over the whistleblower testimony. IRS special agent Gary Shapley told Congress that the Department of Justice (DOJ) may have improperly handled its investigation into the president’s son.
Hunter Biden suing the IRS because its career law enforcement officers felt compelled to blow the whistle on the kid-glove treatment his very expensive lawyers managed to get for him is peak White House privilege in action. https://t.co/0Yp7MQIY2Z
— Jason Foster (@JsnFostr) September 18, 2023
Among other revelations, Shapley confirmed that the IRS had been looking into a number of payments companies tied to Hunter Biden received from overseas sources. Accounts linked to the Biden family received funds from nations such as Russia, Ukraine, China, Romania and Kazakhstan.
The agent also stated that the president’s son did not pay taxes on $125,000 in income from Burisma. He earned more than $80,000 per month in that role. This revelation was later affirmed by Hunter Biden’s former business partner Devon Archer.
The Hunter Biden situation may have sharp political repercussions for his father, President Joe Biden. A recently released CNN poll found that a significant majority of the public believes that the president knew about his son’s business ventures.
The poll found that 61% of the public believes that the president had “at least some involvement” in his family’s business affairs, with 38% believing that he didn’t. Furthermore, 42% of the public believes that the president acted illegally, while another 18% believe that he acted unethically, but not illegally.
Joe Biden has denied any involvement in his son’s business dealings.