There's Enough Evidence to Charge Hunter Biden: Agents

Decision on prosecution is up to a Trump appointee
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2022 6:00 PM CDT
There's Enough Evidence to Charge Hunter Biden: Agents
Hunter Biden and his wife, Melissa Cohen, leave the East Room of the White House after the Presidential Medal of Freedom presentations in July.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Four years into the investigation, federal agents say they have assembled enough evidence to justify charging Hunter Biden with crimes. The evidence concerns tax crimes and a statement connected to the purchase of a gun, the Washington Post reports. The decision on whether to prosecute President Biden's son falls to David Weiss, the US Attorney in Delaware, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump. Chris Clark, a lawyer for Hunter Biden, criticized investigators for leaking information, saying that it's a crime and that the decision is up to prosecutors who are "thoroughly weighing not just evidence provided by agents, but also all the other witnesses in this case, including witnesses for the defense."

Congressional Republicans have been pressuring the FBI in the case, saying political considerations are affecting its decisions, per CBS News. Investigations by the Justice Department often take years. Attorney General Merrick Garland has not pushed Weiss to hurry his decision, saying there will be no improper pressure brought. The federal investigation has been broad, with the tax portion of it centered on whether Hunter Biden did not declare income related to business operations. (More Hunter Biden stories.)

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