Controversy swirled around Hunter Biden for years.
The drip, drip, drip of scandal never stops.
And now Hunter Biden got hit with some bad news that backed Joe Biden into a corner.
The status of the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden is one of the great mysteries in Washington.
Hunter Biden admitted back in December 2020 that he was the subject of a criminal investigation.
The laptop he abandoned at a Delaware repair shop emerged as a critical piece of evidence in the probe as it contained emails, text messages, photographs and videos showing evidence of alleged influence peddling, corruption, drug use, and buying prostitutes.
But the years dragged on and the Biden administration — and specifically Attorney General Merrick Garland — did not file an indictment against Hunter Biden.
In recent days a dam broke after an IRS criminal investigation supervisory agent wrote a letter to Congress requesting whistleblower status after claiming the Biden administration exerted political influence on the Hunter Biden investigation to shield the president’s son from prosecution.
Two days after news of the letter broke in the Wall Street Journal, NBC News advanced the story reporting that prosecutors are considering multiple charges against Hunter Biden on tax crimes and lying on a federal background check form when he purchased a handgun in 2018.
NBC News reports:
Federal prosecutors have considered charging Hunter Biden with three tax crimes and a charge related to a gun purchase, said two sources familiar with the matter.
The possible charges are two misdemeanor counts for failure to file taxes, a single felony count of tax evasion related to a business expense for one year of taxes, and the gun charge, also a potential felony.
Two senior law enforcement sources told NBC News about “growing frustration” inside the FBI because investigators finished the bulk of their work on the case about a year ago. A senior law enforcement source said the IRS finished its investigation more than a year ago.
To many Americans, the case against Hunter Biden appeared open and shut.
Hunter Biden checked “no” on the background check form indicating he was not using illegal drugs when, by his own admission in a book he later wrote, he was addicted to drugs.
Prosecutors also believed they had a case on tax evasion for Biden allegedly not paying all taxes owed on income earned from his foreign business deals.
The IRS official’s letter said political appointees in the Biden administration stopped Hunter Biden from facing criminal charges.
“Specifically, the agent has provided evidence that at least two Biden DOJ political appointees in U.S. attorneys’ offices have declined to seek a tax indictment against Hunter Biden despite career investigators’ recommendations to do so and the blessing of career prosecutors in the DOJ tax division,” the letter read.
Joe Biden is facing allegations by Republicans that he weaponized the Justice Department to attack his enemies and protect his allies.
And the revelations about political interference in the Hunter Biden investigation could prove to be a turning point in proving the GOP’s case against Joe Biden.
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