House Republicans have announced that they plan to conduct an investigation of Hunter Biden’s business dealings. Meanwhile, the president’s son is facing an ongoing investigation of his taxes by the Justice Department.
However, criminal prosecution isn’t the only thing that Biden has to worry about, with one expert estimating his legal bills at $100,000 per month.
“Hunter has to find the money somewhere,” Florida litigator Anthony Sabatini told Breitbart last week after reviewing the law firms that Biden has hired.
How will he pay?
Investigative reporter Chuck Ross agreed that Biden will face some hefty bills, noting that he has retained Clinton-connected attorney Abbe Lowell.
“Abbe Lowell ain’t cheap,” Ross tweeted. “Wonder how Hunter is paying for this after blowing all of his money on drugs and [prostitutes].”
While it is not clear where Biden will find the money to cover his legal expenses, Breitbart senior contributor Peter Schweizer pointed out that the president’s son has a long history of finding cash.
“What we know is that the Biden family has benefited from commercial deals overseas to the tune of tens of millions of dollars,” Schweizer said.
“That’s not in dispute,” he emphasized. That’s based on the so-called suspicious activity reports that the Treasury Department has released because a U.S. Senate committee asked for it.”
“These documents show the flow of funds from Russian, Ukrainian, and Chinese sources, among others. So we know there’s been a flow of funds. We also know that the people sending that money have very close relationships with the government,” Schweizer added.
Biden’s paintings have six-figure price tags
Another source of money for Hunter Biden has been his art career, with Fox News reporting earlier this month that some of Biden’s paintings are on sale in New York City at Georges Bergès Art Gallery for $200,000.
Walter Shaub served as Office of Government Ethics director under former President Barack Obama, and he told Fox News last year that by selling art at “obviously inflated prices,” Biden is creating an opportunity for influence-seekers.
“The notion of a president’s son capitalizing on that relationship by selling art at obviously inflated prices and keeping the public in the dark about who’s funneling money to him has a shameful and grifty feel to it,” Shaub said.
“Just as hotel charges and real estate purchases created a risk of unknown parties funneling money to the Trump family for potentially unsavory purposes, Hunter Biden’s grotesquely inflated art prices create a similar risk of influence-seekers funneling money to the Biden family,” he continued.
Shaub stressed that Biden “can’t possibly think anyone is paying him based on the quality of the art” before adding, “This smells like an attempt to cash in on a family connection to the White House.”