Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News
Potential federal tax and gun charges have done nothing to shake President Joe Biden’s opinion that his son, Hunter Biden, is an innocent man.
Late last week, during an interview on MSNBC, the president reiterated his contention that the previous four years’ worth of investigations into his son’s affairs have turned up nothing of substance.
“First of all, my son has done nothing wrong,” Biden said “I trust him. I have faith in him.”
When Stephanie Ruhle, host of “The 11th Hour on MSNBC,” asked Biden if charges against Hunter, assuming they come, would affect his presidency, the elder Biden responded, “It impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him.”
It’s far from a given that Hunter Biden will face any charges. At the moment, federal prosecutors are still deliberating on whether to file a pair of felony misdemeanor charges for failing to file taxes, a felony tax evasion charge, and a gun charge, which could be a felony or misdemeanor.
Hunter Biden has stated that he corrected the failure-to-file issue; but, as with so many things in politics, there is more to the story than even the potential charges.
Last month, as reported by FISM, a career IRS special agent requested whistleblower status to share information with Congress about the Hunter Biden tax investigation.
The attorney for the agent has since met with the congressional investigators handling a separate Hunter-related probe, and it appears the whistleblower will attest that the Justice Department is interfering with the work of the U.S. attorney who might bring charges against the younger Biden in Delaware.
Attorney General Merrick Garland previously dismissed the suggestion.
“The U.S. attorney in Delaware has been advised that he has full authority to make those kinds of referrals … or to bring cases in other jurisdictions if he feels that it’s necessary, and I will assure that if he does that he will be able to do that,” Garland said during a Senate hearing in March. “If he needs to bring a case in another jurisdiction, he will have my full authority to do that.”
Republicans have been heaping pressure on federal agencies to prosecute Hunter Biden since news of his laptop was censored in the runup to the 2020 presidential election.
Of late, conservatives have redoubled that pressure as allegations that members of the intelligence community, at the urging of then Biden-campaign member Antony Blinken, conspired to cast the laptop story as a product of Russian meddling.
“We now know that the Hunter Biden ‘intel’ officials letter was drafted to help give Joe Biden a ‘talking point’ in his debate against President Trump [in 2020],” Rep. Jim Jordan tweeted. “But during the debate, Biden acted like the letter was completely organic.”
We now know that the Hunter Biden "intel" officials letter was drafted to help give Joe Biden a "talking point" in his debate against President Trump.
But during the debate, Biden acted like the letter was completely organic.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) May 5, 2023
Concurrently, Republicans are attempting to find evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the president, with or without the involvement of his son.
Last week, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. James Comer said that they’d been made aware of an FBI-held document that tied President Biden to some form of wrongdoing involving a foreign entity while he was vice president.