Hunter Biden, as the world learned over the past two years, has conducted an incredible number of lucrative business deals with a long list of foreign companies.
However, it’s not the fact that he did the deals that could get him into hot water, but it’s the fact that he failed to follow U.S. code — specifically the law that dictates such deals can only be done while registered as a foreign agent.
Hunter Biden never registered, and some say he could go to prison as a result, Breitbart reports.
The current president’s son faces a number of other potential offenses in the federal investigation currently taking place, but experts say that his failure to register as a foreign agent is essentially a slam-dunk conviction.
“Recent disclosures of additional foreign contacts has only strengthened what was already a strong case,” said George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley.
He added: “Indeed, in the last few weeks, the compelling basis for a FARA charge has becomes unassailable and undeniable.”
“The influence peddling schemes directly reference the President and [Joe Biden] is repeatedly cited as a possible recipient of funds.”
Craig Engle, a FARA expert who leads the political law practice at Arent Fox Schiff, pointed out another example.
“If Hunter relayed the request for US government assistance then that would be a FARA registrable event,” Engle said.
“Critical stage” of investigation
The New York Post noted that Hunter Biden’s federal probe into his tax dealings has not only expanded, but has reached a “critical stage.”
The outlet noted: “The inquiry began as a tax probe in 2018 but has expanded considerably since a series of New York Post exposes showed how Hunter Biden’s private business interests became commingled with his father’s public career.”
Now, it’s up to President Joe Biden’s DOJ to pursue Hunter Biden as if he’s any other person, and not the president’s son. Only time will tell.