The special counsel investigating Hunter Biden will likely file charges against the president’s son later this month. This could mean legal trouble for Hunter Biden and political problems for his father, President Joe Biden.
According to recent court documents, due to the Speedy Trial Act, the federal government needs an indictment from a grand jury by Friday, September 29, 2023.
Hunter Biden is under investigation for possible tax and firearms violations. He was previously offered a plea deal that could have kept him out of jail, but it fell apart earlier this year.
The House Republicans’ investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings expanded after former IRS agent Gary Shapley’s testimony. Shapley’s whistleblower testimony played a significant role in the breakdown of Hunter Biden’s original plea deal.
Shapley revealed that the special counsel tried to charge Hunter Biden twice, but U.S. Attorneys in California and Washington, D.C., rejected the idea.
The House Oversight Committee discovered records of millions of dollars in payments to companies connected to the Biden family from countries like Romania, Russia, China, and Ukraine.
Hunter Biden was on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. According to a former FBI informant, the company’s co-founder discussed paying Joe and Hunter Biden $5 million in bribes each.
The Biden family’s business dealings have become a major controversy. House Republicans are considering starting an impeachment inquiry into the president, questioning whether the Department of Justice influenced the potential prosecution of Hunter Biden.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has vehemently denied any wrongdoing by the Justice Department in the investigation.