Advisors to Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden's embattled son, are disagreeing on how to handle the coming legal onslaught, Breitbart reported. While his legal team is exploring a more confrontational approach, others believe the younger Biden should lay low.
Hunter Biden has hired high-profile attorney Kevin Morris to "craft legal and media strategy" to deal with the fallout over fr0m incriminating information from the younger Biden's abandoned laptop. Morris believes the right approach is to sue right-leaning media outlets and GOP lawmakers for defamation.
Morris has set his sights on John Paul Mac Isaac, who owned the Delaware shop where Hunter Biden allegedly left the laptop, as well as the younger Biden's former business associate Tony Bobulinski. The legal team includes attorneys fighting charges like his other alleged gun and tax crimes.
While they're attempting a head-on approach, others in the Hunter Biden camp believe a low-key stance is best while public battles are being fought by proxy. "No one thinks this strategy of putting Hunter Biden front and center is smart," a Democrat who wished to remain anonymous told the press.
"No one, including the White House, thinks this is a smart strategy." The White House wants him out of the limelight while playing up his supposed private citizen status, but that contradicts his powerful family connections and recent public appearances.
The president's son was recently rubbing elbows at a state dinner at the White House. Worse yet, a New York City art gallery recently unveiled one of Hunter Biden's original paintings that comes with a $225,000 price tag, the New York Post reported.
Hunter Biden's lucrative role in the art world has drawn the attention of Reps. James Comer (R-KY) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY), who is the Republican Conference Chair. "One thing is clear, the facts are revealing that Joe Biden is compromised," Comer and Stefanik said in a statement.
"In the new majority, House Republicans will use our subpoena power to expose how deep Hunter Biden and the entire Biden family's corruption goes and hold this Administration accountable," they promised. Republicans have subpoenaed Hunter Biden amid several schemes, including shady business dealings that also involve his family.
"We already know Hunter Biden made millions off of his corrupt business dealings with the Chinese Communist Party," the lawmakers continued. "We must know how far Hunter Biden's corruption goes as a matter of national security."
It's standard practice for art buyers to remain anonymous. With so much money changing hands between unknown parties and the president's son, some question what it is the buyers are really purchasing.
Republicans are looking into nine separate violations involving the Bidens and their business dealings, including money laundering. The Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations specifically mentioned the market for art as a target-rich environment for scammers.
"Secrecy, anonymity, and a lack of regulation create an environment ripe for laundering money and evading sanctions," the Senate committee said. "Given the intrinsic secrecy of the art industry, it is clear that change is needed in this multi-billion dollar industry."
The White House even addressed this issue in 2021 as Hunter Biden, without formal art training or arguably any talent, sold his pieces for anywhere from $75,000 to $500,000, Fox News reported. "Built-in opacity, lack of stable and predictable pricing, and inherent cross-border transportability of goods sold make the market optimal for illicit value transfer, sanctions evasion, and corruption," a White House strategy said at the time.
However Hunter Biden handles the investigation, the fact remains that he's all but cornered. The only thing he can hope for is what he's always counted on -- that his father's famous name and influence will save him.