House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reached an agreement with President Joe Biden's White House on Saturday on a tentative deal to suspend the nation's debt limit, but there are dozens of House Republicans who are quite displeased at the end results of the negotiations.
In fact, some House Republicans are now threatening to take steps to remove McCarthy from his powerful position, but the Speaker appears to have dismissed that threat as something that he isn't worried about, according to the Conservative Brief.
However, as a condition of McCarthy garnering enough support in January to become the House Speaker, he had agreed to lower the threshold to just one member for a so-called "motion to vacate the chair," in which a "no confidence" vote would be held on his leadership that could result in him being ousted.
The Washington Examiner reported that following the announcement on Saturday night that an agreement had been reached, a number of conservative House Republicans were swift to express their opposition to the deal as, in their view, not enough gains were made for their side in exchange for the many concessions made to the Democratic side.
That also led to several members issuing a threat to call for a motion to vacate in the near future, which could result in Speaker McCarthy being forced to give up the gavel unless a simple majority of the House voted in favor of his continued leadership as Speaker.
When asked about the threat of a motion to vacate, however, the Examiner noted that McCarthy replied that he was "not at all worried" about being ousted over the debt limit deal.
Axios reported on Tuesday that the threat against Speaker McCarthy of a motion to vacate the chair was being led by members of the staunchly conservative House Freedom Caucus, who had demanded that any debt limit deal include significant spending cuts and other meaningful reforms.
Given that those demands did not materialize in the negotiated agreement, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said, "The Republican conference has been torn asunder," and called for a "reckoning" with regard to McCarthy's continued leadership.
Similarly, Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) said the proposed deal was "a career-defining vote for every Republican" as he also accused McCarthy of "forfeiting" the hard-won House GOP unity he had achieved during the negotiations in January for him to become the Speaker.
"It is clear that, as steward of Republican unity, Kevin has made an unrecoverable failure," Bishop, who was the first to openly suggest a possible motion to vacate, told Axios. As to when that might happen, he added that it would occur "at a time and circumstance of our choosing."
Also threatening such a motion was Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who told the outlet, "If a majority of Republicans are against a piece of legislation, and you use Democrats to pass it, that would immediately be a black-letter violation of the deal we had with McCarthy."
"And it would likely trigger an immediate motion to vacate," the Florida congressman added. "I think Speaker McCarthy knows that -- that's why he's working hard to make sure he gets 120, 150, 160 votes."
Garnering such a number of House Republicans in support of the debt limit deal is certainly achievable, though it may prove difficult, as The Hill reported that, as of Tuesday, there were already at least 36 House Republicans, if not more by now, who had stated their intentions to vote "NO" on the agreement negotiated with President Biden's White House.
The outlet further noted that, with just 222 Republican members in the House, Speaker McCarthy would almost certainly have to garner the support of some House Democrats to pass the measure, but also concluded that "anything less than a majority" of the GOP caucus "voting for the bill would be politically devastating for GOP leadership."
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is among the loudest warhawks in Congress who has labeled Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials as "war criminals" worthy of international prosecution, expressed full-fledged support for the U.S. provision of arms and support to Ukraine, and even seemed to speak approvingly of the deaths of Russian soldiers by the Ukrainian military.
Graham's vociferously anti-Russian stance appears to have resulted in Russia issuing a warrant for the South Carolina senator's arrest, the Western Journal reported.
A defiant Graham, however, who was already banned from entering Russia due to his outspoken support for Ukraine, responded on social media that he viewed the Russian arrest warrant for him as a "badge of honor" that he was proud to have received.
ABC News reported that the arrest warrant issued on Monday by the Russian Interior Ministry was in regard to an admittedly edited video clip released by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's office of remarks made by Graham during a visit to Kyiv on Friday.
In the clip edited by Ukraine that combined different parts of Graham's remarks together, it appeared as though Graham had celebrated the fact that "the Russians are dying" in Ukraine thanks to U.S. support and that the U.S. investment in Ukraine's defense was "the best money we’ve ever spent."
Russia's Investigative Committee immediately opened a criminal inquiry into the remarks, the Interior Ministry issued its arrest warrant for Graham, and Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said of the U.S. that "it's hard to imagine a greater shame for the country than having such senators."
If Russia had thought that its arrest warrant for Sen. Graham would silence him or prompt a conciliatory response, they were sorely mistaken, as the South Carolina senator instead ramped up his rhetoric even further and flipped the developing situation right back on Russia and President Putin.
In a post to Twitter on Monday morning, Graham shared the ABC News report and tweeted, "I will wear the arrest warrant issued by Putin’s corrupt and immoral government as a Badge of Honor."
"To know that my commitment to Ukraine has drawn the ire of Putin’s regime brings me immense joy," he continued in a follow-up tweet. "I will continue to stand with and for Ukraine’s freedom until every Russian soldier is expelled from Ukrainian territory."
Graham concluded, "Finally, here’s an offer to my Russian ‘friends’ who want to arrest and try me for calling out the Putin regime as being war criminals: I will submit to jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court if you do. Come and make your best case. See you in The Hague!"
Reuters reported that Ukrainian President Zelensky's office essentially admitted that it had edited a video clip of Sen. Graham's remarks to be more provocative as a release of the full video showed that his comments about "Russians are dying" and the U.S. assistance being "the best money we've ever spent" were uttered at completely different points in his remarks.
That acknowledgment is unlikely to matter to Russia, however, as Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said in a statement that "The old fool Senator Lindsey Graham said that the United States has never spent money so successfully as on the murder of Russians," and added, "He shouldn't have done that."
In a statement to Reuters, however, Graham fired back and said, "As usual the Russia propaganda machine is hard at work," and explained in context that he had told Zelensky "that Ukraine has adopted the American mantra, 'Live Free or Die.' It has been a good investment by the United States to help liberate Ukraine from Russian war criminals."
The senator added in the statement, "Mr. Medvedev, if you want Russians to stop dying in Ukraine, withdraw. Stop the invasion. Stop the war crimes. The truth is that you and Putin could care less about Russian soldiers."
President Joe Biden just miscounted the number of granddaughters that he has.
Unfortunately for Biden, the incident was captured on video.
Take a look:
JUST IN: While hosting the LSU Tigers Women's Basketball Team, President Biden says "I've got four granddaughters," when in reality he has five. pic.twitter.com/NmyW4pMVR6
— Forbes (@Forbes) May 26, 2023
The incident took place on Friday when the White House hosted the Louisiana State University women’s basketball team following their national championship. The event made news headlines for multiple reasons, including the sudden collapse of one of the players.
But, now, the event is making headlines for what Biden said during his speech.
The above video from Forbes captures part of Biden's speech. In it, Biden says:
Look, there's an awful lot — an awful lot to be proud of, and the way in which women's sports has come along is just incredible. And you're changing the — it's not just in sports. It's across the board, in every single thing, and it's really neat to see since I've got four granddaughters.
The truth of the matter is that Biden has five granddaughters.
So, the question is: did the 80-year-old Biden simply make another gaffe, miscounting his own family members, or was the miscount on purpose?
Biden, of course, did not specify the four granddaughters that he is referring to. But, it is a pretty safe bet that Biden left out Navy.
Navy is the four-year-old daughter of Hunter Biden and Lunden Roberts.
Fox News reports, "Roberts met Hunter while working as a stripper at a Washington, D.C. club while he was dating Hallie Biden – the widow of his late brother, Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III."
A court battle between Roberts and Hunter Biden continues to this day with Biden trying to get the child support payments lowered and trying to prevent the child from taking the Biden surname.
But, the bottom line is that Navy is Hunter Biden's daughter, and Hunter Biden is Joe Biden's son, which makes Navy Joe Biden's granddaughter. This is a truth that Joe Biden has repeatedly ignored, refusing to acknowledge Navy as his granddaughter on multiple occasions. Fox reports that the most recent incident occurred "during a Take Our Kids to Work Day event at the White House last month."
For this reason, it is safe to assume that Biden did not make another gaffe. The omission of the fifth granddaughter was on purpose.
Conservative Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was temporarily suspended from office on Saturday following action taken by the establishment Republican-led Texas House of Representatives.
The suspension of AG Paxton was automatic per Texas law after the House voted 121-23 to impeach him on allegations of bribery, corruption, and official misconduct, the Daily Wire reported.
Paxton will remain suspended until a Senate impeachment trial concludes with either his acquittal and return to work or a conviction and removal plus disqualification from office, and in the meantime will be temporarily replaced with a stand-in appointed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.
Axios reported that the House vote on Saturday to impeach AG Paxton -- only the third official to ever be impeached in Texas history -- followed the surprise revelation on Tuesday that he had been secretly under investigation for the past several months by the Texas House General Investigating Committee.
That committee had voted unanimously to recommend 20 articles of impeachment against the attorney general that largely involve allegations of bribery, corruption, and misconduct in relation to a close friend and donor of Paxton's, real estate developer Nate Paul.
They include accusations that Paxton took various actions and misused state resources in an effort to benefit his friend and his business.
Several of the articles are also in relation to allegations that Paxton fired four employees from his office in retaliation for them raising concerns about his conduct as well as a failed attempt to use $3.3 million in taxpayer dollars in a settlement to keep the whistleblowers silent and end a lawsuit they had filed.
Per Axios, it was Paxton's request to the legislature for those settlement funds -- which the House rejected -- that triggered the secretive committee investigation of the attorney general.
Following Saturday's vote, AG Paxton released a fiery statement that decried the "ugly spectacle" and "outrageous impeachment plot" against him that was "never meant to be fair or just" and was little more than a "politically motivated sham from the beginning."
He further lamented how the investigating committee had refused to allow him an opportunity to speak or present evidence in his own defense and "disregarded the law, ignored the facts, and demonstrated contempt for Texas voters."
Paxton also took issue with moderate Republican Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan for being "focused on political retribution against conservatives" instead of passing laws to further the conservative policy agenda, as well as Phelan's "coalition of Democrats and liberal Republicans" who now essentially were sided with the "Biden administration, the abortion industry, anti-gun zealots, and woke corporations" that were trying to sabotage him.
"I am beyond grateful to have the support of millions of Texans who recognize that what we just witnessed is illegal, unethical, and profoundly unjust," the impeached attorney general concluded. "I look forward to a quick resolution in the Texas Senate, where I have full confidence the process will be fair and just."
Axios reported that it was unclear when the Texas Senate, which is set to conclude the legislative session on Monday, would conduct the impeachment trial of AG Paxton that would require a two-thirds majority for conviction, though an announcement in that regard could be made on Monday.
If the session concludes without any such details about a trial, the senators could be called back into session by Gov. Abbott, who has thus far been silent on the matter, or Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who will preside over the trial, or the Senate's president pro tempore, or even a simple majority of the senators themselves.
According to the results of a study that was published on Thursday, two-thirds of Americans believe that Joe Biden being elected to a second term as president would be detrimental to the country.
According to a poll conducted by CNN, sixty-six percent of respondents questioned stated that a victory for Joe Biden would be either a "disaster" or a "setback." The same might be said for Donald Trump, who served as the 45th President of the United States.
The overall favorable rating for Vice President Biden is 35%, which is a drop from January's figure of 40%, as The Daily Caller reported.
The survey showed that just sixty percent of Democrats indicated that they would choose him as their first option if the primary were held today. This indicates that the president is up against substantial competition in the race for the Democratic nominee for president.
According to the results of the survey, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer and contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, is in second place with 20% of the vote. Marianne Williamson, a well-known author, finishes in third place with 8%.
According to the results of the survey, almost the same proportion of respondents would choose someone who is neither Biden nor Kennedy nor Williamson. Five percent of respondents indicated that they have "no opinion."
Five hundred and fifty percent of respondents who identified themselves as Democrats stated that they "might change their mind" about the candidate they now support.
The Democratic National Convention (DNC) has come under fire for refusing to host debates among candidates for vice president despite the strong polling numbers of Biden's opponents.
Both Kennedy and Williamson have voiced their dissatisfaction with the lack of discussion, despite the fact that parties typically do not conduct debates while there is an incumbent in office.
“Disappointed certainly, because I believe in democracy. I believe that the political party should stay out of the issue until the primary voters have weighed in, and then whoever wins the primaries, that’s who the DNC, or the RNC for that matter, should support,” Williamson said.
“Mr. Kennedy believes the American people want and deserve debates. He continues to ask President Biden to join in free and open discussion of those range of important matters which concern all Americans,” Kennedy’s campaign told the Daily Caller.
CNN delivered the "horrible news" of their polling data for Biden as the network's latest polling offered a grim forecast ahead of his 2024 reelection bid.
"Horrible news, horrible for Joe Biden," CNN anchor Jake Tapper reacted to the poll. "Those are some bad numbers," he later added.
CNN political director David Challian offered an analysis of the poll saying "[Trump's] hardcore supporters are more into him than perhaps Biden's hardcore supporters are into him."
"Yeah, it's worse for Biden but for both of them, most of the American people think electing them would be a disaster or a setback for both Joe Biden and Donald Trump, the current Democratic and Republican frontrunner," Tapper told Chalian, to which he replied, "This is not an election the American people want."
It is not at all uncommon for President Joe Biden, among countless other politicians, to deliver an unfunny joke or cliched line during a speech that falls flat and fails to garner an expected response from the audience.
That is what happened to first lady Jill Biden on Thursday when she had to jokingly prompt an audience to clap at something she had just said, according to Fox News.
The first lady was delivering a speech on Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Institute Summit on Education in Washington D.C. when she offered up a line that she had anticipated would receive applause but instead was met with silence.
At the beginning of her prepared remarks, Biden said, "As I’ve traveled the country, I’ve visited red states and blue states. And I’ve found that the common values that unite us are deeper than our divisions."
She paused momentarily following that line but, after it was evident that there would be no applause, added, "And, um, I thought you might clap for that," which finally compelled a round of applause and laughter from the crowd.
The official White House transcript -- which is usually pretty good about actually adding in President Biden's gaffes and ad-libs -- of the first lady's speech did not include that particular line about clapping that had not been written by a speechwriter in her prepared remarks.
According to the New York Post, this wasn't the first time that first lady Biden has had to remind a crowd that they were supposed to have applauded something she had said, as a similar incident occurred in December 2019 during a small campaign event in Iowa on behalf of her then-candidate husband.
As part of a lengthy diatribe about how a Biden presidency would differ from that of then-President Donald Trump, the future first lady said, "Finally someone is standing up to the NRA and keeping our children and our schools safe," but then added with exasperation after she received no reaction, "That’s my applause line, come on!"
Both of those incidents bear a striking resemblance to a moment during the 2016 Republican primary season when former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush exemplified the "low energy" label slapped on him by then-candidate Trump when he literally had to meekly ask an audience to clap for something that he had just said.
In a rare display of passion and emotion, Bush took a swipe at Trump and told a crowd in New Hampshire, "I think the next president needs to be a lot quieter but send a signal that we're prepared to act in the national security interest of this country, to get back into the business of a more peaceful world."
Yet, when that line failed to garner the expected applause, a seemingly defeated and deflated Bush added plaintively, "Please clap," and though not quite official, that was the viral moment when his presidential bid was effectively over.
Among the several border security and immigration policies implemented under the Trump administration was one that tested the DNA of newly arrived migrant families to determine if the purported parents and children were, in fact, actually related.
That seemingly common-sense policy will now end in a matter of days under the Biden administration, according to a leaked memo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Conservative Brief reported.
According to some critics, the end of that Trump-era familial DNA testing program could result in a surge of child trafficking for sex and labor as well as the fraudulent use of unrelated children by migrants seeking to gain illegal entry into the country.
Just the News, which first obtained the leaked CBP memo, reported that the familial DNA testing program had been created under former President Donald Trump in response to a court ruling against the prior family separation policy as well as evidence that the Mexican cartels were exploiting children to create fake "families" of illegal aliens to cross the border successfully.
However, per the leaked memo dated May 19, the federal contract with the company that provided and analyzed the DNA swab tests is set to expire at the end of the month and will not be renewed or replaced.
The subject line of the single-page CBP memo reads: "End of Contract for Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Testing for Suspected Family Unit Fraud."
"The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) familial DNA contract with BODE Technologies will end on May 31, 2023 and all familial DNA testing will conclude on that date," the memo stated. "Buccal swab samples may still be submitted to BODE Technologies through the end of the contract, but any samples submitted afterward will not be analyzed."
The memo went on to note that the familial DNA testing was separate from the FBI's "booking DNA collection" and that the end of the contract with BODE would not "impact collections as part of the CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) program which should continue uninterrupted."
The Western Journal reported that in 2019, then-Acting Homeland Security Sec. Kevin McAleenan had testified to the Senate about a DNA testing pilot program which found that around 15 percent of supposed migrant families were actually fraudulent and had no relations between the adults and children.
Other media reports at that time suggested that the instances of migrant familial fraud were likely closer to 30 percent and that there were at least 1,000 such cases per year.
There were credible claims from McAleenan that smuggling cartels were knowingly exploiting children as a "passport to migration" into the U.S. for unrelated adults, as well as reports of specific instances of so-called "child recycling rings" in which the same child was used repeatedly to help dozens of unrelated adults gain fraudulent entry.
The acting secretary also shared reports of young children essentially being rented out to others by their actual parents for a monetary fee or waiver of their debts to cartel smugglers.
This is all quite horrifying, if true, and likely will contribute to and facilitate an increase in child trafficking and the exploitation of children by cartels and unrelated adults to fraudulently gain entry into the U.S., as some critics have predicted.
Hopefully, Congress will take note of this development and intervene legislatively to either force CBP to renew the contract or find a different vendor to provide the same services, impose new screening procedures to guard against child trafficking and familial fraud, and investigate who is responsible for the purpose of accountability.
A man crashed a U-Haul moving truck into security barriers near the White House Monday night in what federal authorities say was a failed attempt to assassinate President Joe Biden, according to the Conservative Brief.
The suspect, who was immediately taken into custody and charged with numerous federal crimes, is alleged to have made threats against the president and others.
Nobody was harmed in the incident, however, and an investigation of the suspect and crashed truck revealed no bombs or other weapons -- though a Nazi flag, which has been the primary focus of most media reports, was allegedly discovered in the suspect's backpack.
NBC News reported that the U-Haul truck crashed into security barriers blocking an entrance to Lafayette Park, which is located directly north of the White House around 10 pm Monday night.
The suspect has been identified as Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, and he was initially charged with "threatening to kill, kidnap, inflict harm on a president, vice president, or family member," among other things, based on statements he made at the time of his arrest.
According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, President Biden was at the White House at the time of the incident but was never in any real danger and may not have been aware of it at the time, though he did receive a full briefing from Park Police and the Secret Service Tuesday morning.
Jean-Pierre told reporters of the president, "He’s relieved that no one was injured last night and grateful to the agent and law enforcement officer who responded so quickly."
In a statement Monday night, Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said, "There were no injuries to any Secret Service or White House personnel and the cause and manner of the crash remain under investigation," and added later in an update that the "preliminary investigation reveals the driver may have intentionally struck the security barriers."
CNN reported that Kandula made an appearance Tuesday afternoon in a federal courtroom but, despite the variety of initial criminal charges lodged against him, was only formally charged on a single count of causing damage to federal property in excess of $1,000 -- though it is likely that additional charges will be filed later -- and he was ordered to be held without bond.
Those possible additional charges could include, per an initial report, "charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, destruction of federal property, and trespassing, according to the Park Police," on top of the threats to kill the president and others.
The CNN report noted that according to prosecutors, Kandula allegedly told officers that he had worked for six months on a plan to "get to the White House, seize power, and be put in charge of the nation," and included a willingness on his part to "kill the President if that’s what I have to do and would hurt anyone that would stand in my way."
Asked about the Nazi flag found in his backpack, the suspect is also alleged to have praised the Nazis and dictator Adolf Hitler. Perhaps unsurprisingly, investigators are looking into whether any sort of mental illness is involved in the situation.
According to NBC News, the incident is being investigated jointly by the Secret Service, FBI, U.S. Capitol Police, and the U.S. Park Police.
CNN noted that the FBI and Secret Service executed a search warrant on Kandula's home in Missouri on Tuesday in search of any evidence related to the alleged plot to assassinate the president.
Ray Stevenson, a Northern Ireland-born actor who gained fame among American audiences over the past two decades, has died from unspecified causes at the age of 58, according to Fox News.
He was perhaps best known for playing the lead role in "Punisher: War Zone," along with prominent supporting roles in Marvel's "Thor" movies or HBO's "Rome" series, among numerous others.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stevenson died on Sunday, just four days prior to his birthday, per his publicist Nicki Fioravante.
Reports indicate that he had recently been hospitalized for unknown reasons in Italy while filming a new movie titled "Cassino on Ischia."
Stevenson was involved in a handful of projects that were in the works or nearly complete, including the new Star Wars spinoff series "Asokha" and a film called "1242: Gateway to the West," in which he was cast as a replacement for disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.
His most recent big appearance had been as the villain in the hit action flick out of India titled "RRR" which has been streaming on Netflix.
THR reported that Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland in 1964 on a British military base as the son of a Royal Air Force pilot, and first pursued a career as an architect before transitioning into acting during his late 20s.
He mostly appeared in British TV series and films throughout the 1990s and into the mid-2000s before breaking through with American audiences as soldier Titus Pullo on HBO's "Rome" from 2005-2007, followed by appearances in several Marvel movies including "Punisher: War Zone" and as one of Thor's sidekicks in the eponymous films.
According to his IMDb page, Stevenson was credited with appearing in 62 movies or TV series, including hit films like "The Three Musketeers" and the "Divergent" trilogy.
As for TV series after "Rome," he played a recurring character on a season of "Dexter," portrayed the pirate Blackbeard on "Black Sails," and made multiple appearances in "Reef Break," "Vikings," and "Das Boot."
According to Fox News, Stevenson had said in a 2020 interview that he had modeled his acting career after the likes of leading men like Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman,
He explained, "Never a bad performance, and brave and fearless within that caliber. It was never the young, hot leading man; it was men who I could identify with."
THR noted that Stevenson is survived by three children named Sebastiano, Leonardo and Lodovico, who he fathered during a relationship with Elisabetta Caraccia, who is an Italian anthropologist who was Stevenson's landlord while the "Rome" series was being filmed.
He was also previously married to a British actress named Ruth Gemmell between 1997-2005, but it appears that they never had any children.
The New York Post reports that Hunter Biden - the son of President Joe Biden - recently took an exorbitantly expensive private jet flight to his recent child-support hearing in Arkansas.
This is the same case in which Hunter Biden is pleading with the judge to lower his child-support payments because he cannot afford them.
According to the Post, the private jet flight he took to the hearing likely cost upwards of $55,000.
How can one claim to be broke and unable to afford child support payments when taking private jet flights that cost this much?
The Post reports that Hunter Biden took a 2001 Dassault Falcon 50 to the court hearing.
The jet - which is said to cost some $6 million - is currently owned by Kevin Morris and is registered to Plato LLC. Morris is said to be a friend of Hunter Biden.
Biden's court hearing was scheduled for May 1. The jet, according to the Post, took off from Los Angeles, California, on April 30 at around 7 a.m. It then flew to Washington D.C., landing at Dulles Airport.
Presumably, this was to pick up Hunter Biden because, less than an hour later, the jet was headed to Arkansas. It landed at the Newport Municipal Airport in Jackson County, where it stayed during the hearing. Then, afterward, the jet returned to D.C.
The Post reports, "The 7,326-mile round trip likely cost between $55,000 to $117,000 all in — or the value of up to six months in child-support payments to Hunter Biden’s baby mama, aviation experts told The Post."
Hunter Biden attended the above court hearing because Independence County Circuit Judge Holly Meyer ordered him to do so. Apparently, Meyer got fed up with Biden's absences in the case.
The case has to do with Navy, the four-year-old child whom Hunter Biden had with Lunden Roberts. Biden did, at one point, dispute paternity, but a DNA detest settled that issue. Nonetheless, the Biden family has more or less continued to refuse to recognize the child as a member of their family.
An agreement had previously been reached in the case regarding child support. Hunter Biden has been paying Roberts $20,000 a month. But, now, Hunter Biden is attempting to get these payments lowered due to a "substantial material change" in his financial situation.
One would think that this is a tough argument to make when Hunter Biden is taking $55,000 private jet flights to court hearings.
But, it remains to be seen whether the judge will grant Hunter Biden's request.