Federal investigation of Hunter Biden is at a ‘critical stage’

According to a new report from Fox News, the federal investigation of Hunter Biden has reached a “critical stage.” 

Per Fox:

The federal investigation into Hunter Biden and his tax affairs has reached a “critical stage,” a source told Fox News, as officials are looking into whether to charge President Biden’s son with various tax violations, possible foreign lobbying violations, and more.

Background

Hunter Biden has been under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) since 2018.

The investigation appears to be focusing on two areas: Hunter Biden’s taxes and his overseas business dealings, including with communist China.

The investigation is being led by David Weiss, a U.S. Attorney stationed in Delaware. Weiss was appointed by former President Donald Trump.

Charges could be coming

Weiss, according to Fox, is said to be currently considering whether or not to hit Hunter Biden with various charges.

Fox reports:

The source told Fox News on Wednesday that Weiss and Justice Department officials were looking into whether to charge Hunter Biden with various tax violations and, more seriously, possible foreign lobbying violations. The source said Hunter Biden could face possible false statements charges.

The source, though, stressed that “no final decision has been made on whether to charge Hunter Biden” and “that the investigation is ongoing.”

It’s been confirmed

CNN released a separate report of its own that confirms the reporting of Fox.

CNN’s sources told the outlet that Weiss is considering whether Hunter Biden “violated money laundering, campaign finance, tax, and foreign lobbying laws, as well as whether Hunter Biden broke federal firearm and other regulations.”

CNN continues:

As the investigation has entered its final stages, prosecutors have narrowed their focus to tax and gun-related charges, the people say. Justice officials have debated the strength of the case for months, and have held discussions about whether more work is needed before deciding on possible charges. Those discussions have involved investigators from the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation agency and prosecutors in Delaware and at Justice Department headquarters.

It is not known when Weiss will make his decision. But, these two reports, from Fox and CNN, suggest that he is closer than ever to doing so.

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