President Joe Biden was on vacation this week, again, this time in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where he and some members of his family were staying at an $18 million waterfront mansion owned by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, a top Democratic donor and climate activist.
Joining in on the vacation fun was the president's scandal-plagued son, Hunter Biden, who was caught on video attempting to sneak around town, according to Fox News.
The media outlet obtained footage on Wednesday of Hunter Biden sneaking out the backdoor of a yoga business in Lake Tahoe in an unsuccessful effort not to be spotted by reporters.
The video showed a blonde woman in a pink hoodie open the door and take a look around as Biden, wearing a dark hoodie and American flag-emblazoned cap, initially hesitated behind her and then carefully exited down a handful of steps while she remained in the doorway.
The president's son was then immediately hidden away behind multiple black SUVs and surrounded by a protective contingent of Secret Service agents dressed in plain clothes.
The New York Post reported last week that President and first lady Joe and Jill Biden, along with a few other family members, arrived in Lake Tahoe on Friday for a week-long stay at the $18 million mansion owned by Steyer, who previously ran against Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary.
The outlet noted that, according to the White House, Hunter Biden and his wife Melissa Cohen, along with their young son Beau, had flown in separately on a commercial flight and were already waiting at Steyer's property when the president arrived with everybody else in tow.
Steyer's lakefront property, which he reportedly purchased for $15 million in 2007, is now estimated to be valued at around $18.1 million. It features six bedrooms, is located inside and exclusive gated community, and sports a "spectacular lakeside gazebo [that] rests between the park-like grounds and the calming shores of Glenbrook Bay."
Per the White House, the Biden family did not stay for free at the luxurious estate, but rather paid "fair market value" in rent for their week-long stay -- though the White House failed to disclose exactly what that "fair" rental price was.
Fox News noted that the video of Hunter Biden sneaking around Lake Tahoe came roughly two weeks after Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss, who has been leading a years-long federal investigation into the president's son, was elevated to the status of special counsel.
That appointment had, in turn, come a few weeks after a dubious and much-maligned plea deal for Hunter -- in which he would receive probation for a pair of tax misdemeanors and receive immunity while dodging more serious felony charges -- completely crumbled under the scrutiny of a federal judge who balked at the apparent expectation that she would blindly sign off on the deal without asking pertinent questions.
All of that coincides with multiple ongoing investigations of the president's son by House Republicans via the House Oversight, Judiciary, and Ways and Means Committees, which, according to CNN, will not only continue but be redoubled in spite of -- or perhaps even because of -- the elevation of Special Counsel Weiss.
Those Republican investigators made it abundantly clear that they have very little faith and trust in AG Garland or Special Counsel Weiss to conduct an unbiased investigation of the president's son -- an already existing distrust that was only further deepened by the sworn testimony of whistleblowers who asserted that Hunter Biden had previously received preferential treatment from upper-level Justice Department officials.
Those three committees are investigating, among other things, Hunter Biden's questionable foreign business dealings and alleged corrupt influence-peddling for any evidence that links President Biden himself to potential criminal wrongdoing or clearly impeachable offenses.