As political allies begin abandoning President Joe Biden, a criminal probe of his son’s business dealings is said to be heating up.
Legal experts told the New York Post that Hunter Biden may be facing charges for unregistered foreign lobbying in the future.
Legal experts say Hunter skirted FARA
The evidence of Hunter’s foreign lobbying is laid out in salacious detail on his “laptop from hell,” the contents of which were publicized beginning in October of 2020 by the New York Post.
The documents suggest that Hunter Biden sold access to his father during and after Joe Biden’s vice presidency to foreign interests, especially in China and Ukraine. A former Chinese business partner from the company CEFC offered to pay millions for “introductions alone” to “the big guy.”
A voicemail from Joe Biden to his son was recently unearthed in which he reassured Hunter that he was “clear” after the New York Times published an article about Hunter’s involvement with CEFC.
George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley, an expert on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), said the evidence that Hunter Biden skirted the law is “unassailable.”
“The influence peddling schemes directly reference the President and [Joe Biden] is repeatedly cited as a possible recipient of funds,” Turley continued.
Will DOJ let Hunter slide?
Another FARA expert, Craig Engle, said that Hunter’s interactions with the Crown Prince Alexander Karađorđević of Yugoslavia and his wife, Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, are likely being looked at.
“Given the nature of the client, given the nature of the work, and given his relationship with Joe Biden as demonstrated on his calendar, it makes it likely that FARA is part of an investigation,” Engle said.
Some conservatives have alleged that FARA is selectively enforced against figures on the right, and Republican lawmakers aren’t holding out hope that Hunter’s case, which began in 2018, will play out differently.
There is also speculation that Hunter could be charged for lying on paperwork to buy a firearm, but Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wi.) told the Post that he expects the troubled child of privilege to be brought up on “watered-down charges.”
It may all depend on just how politically vulnerable Hunter’s father has become. If Democrats have decided Joe Biden is expandable, then Hunter may be in trouble.