Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter admitted in a statement Wednesday that his “tax affairs” are under investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware — but a new report indicates that’s not the only bad news the Bidens have had to contend with this week.
According to Politico, the Justice Department is said to be digging into much more than just Hunter Biden’s tax troubles as part of its ongoing and active probe.
Citing “a person with firsthand knowledge of the investigation,” Politico reported Wednesday that federal investigators in Delaware and Washington, D.C., are also looking into allegations of money laundering as well as Hunter Biden’s ties to foreign businesses and individuals.
Another person “with direct knowledge of the investigation” told Politico that Hunter Biden’s financial records have also been “scrutinized” by investigators in the Southern District of New York.
Problems for the Bidens
Potentially complicating matters for Hunter Biden even further is the fact that the IRS placed a lien on him earlier in 2020 over roughly $453,000 in unpaid state taxes, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
Those taxes were quickly paid and the lien promptly lifted, despite the fact that the former vice president’s son had just pleaded to a court that he was unemployed and broke and thus, unable to afford child support.
As if all of that wasn’t bad news enough for the Biden family, Politico also reported Wednesday that Joe Biden’s brother James is facing a separate federal investigation in the Western District of Pennsylvania for his unclear role in what appears to be a scheme involving a rural hospital network.
Out of sight, out of mind?
No reports have signaled that Joe Biden himself is under investigation, Politico notes, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the woods — and it seems that the media-declared president-elect knows it.
Joe Biden’s team released a statement concurrently with Hunter’s saying the former VP “is deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger.” But since then, he’s been largely out of the spotlight.
Citing a Fox News reporter assigned to cover the former vice president, The Daily Wire reported Thursday that Joe Biden had yet to emerge from his Delaware home and speak to reporters following news of the investigation into his son, despite having done so routinely for days prior.
Meanwhile, The Daily Wire reported, Joe Biden’s wife Jill did her best to avoid reporters asking about the allegations involving her stepson late Thursday.
But try as they might to hide, if the Politico report is true and Hunter Biden is indeed the subject of multiple federal probes, then the Biden family is going to have to face the music eventually. It’s only a matter of time.