Perhaps President Joe Biden thought he could shield his son Hunter Biden from the consequences of his alleged crimes by attaining high office. However, that seems impossible in light of recent events.
U.S. Attorney David Weiss is mulling whether there is enough evidence to charge Hunter Biden for alleged money laundering, tax fraud, and breaking lobbying laws, among others, Breitbart reported. The Trump appointee will have to decide whether there’s enough evidence for a grand jury indictment.
Weiss, who serves in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, is a 20-year veteran of the court and capable of prosecuting the case. The president has not removed Weiss, likely because of the political fallout of such optics given his credentials.
“David is a diligent professional prosecutor,” Robert Kravetz, former assistant U.S. Attorney in Delaware, told CBS News. “He’s a leader who cares about the people who work for him.”
Hunter Biden has reportedly been under investigation by the FBI for these charges. The president maintains his ignorance of any shady business dealings involving his family members, including Hunter Biden and the president’s brother, James Biden.
However, many of the text messages and emails pulled from Hunter Biden’s laptop allegedly tell the story of a family entwined in a criminal enterprise. Hunter Biden implicated his father when he told his daughter in a text message that he was expected to give kickbacks to Joe Biden.
“I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years,” Hunter Biden allegedly messaged his daughter. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike Pop [Joe], I won’t make you give me half your salary.”
Though the president denied discussing these issues with his son Hunter Biden, it appears from publicly released evidence that he was heavily involved in these dealings. Whether they are prosecutable offenses or not remains to be seen — but they can’t simply sweep this under the rug any longer.