Feds believe they have sufficient evidence to charge Hunter Biden with tax, gun crimes, report
Decision will come down to prosecutors at Justice Department.
Federal agents have gathered enough information to feel confident in charging President Biden's son Hunter Biden with several tax- and gun-related crimes, according to a news report Thursday.
The Washington Post first reported Thursday afteroon that "federal agents investigating President Biden’s son Hunter have gathered what they believe is sufficient evidence to charge him with tax crimes and a false statement related to a gun purchase."
The newspaper cited anonymous "people familiar with the case."
The agents allegedly determined "months ago" that they had sufficient evidence to bring a criminal case. The paper noted that the U.S. attorney in Delaware – Trump appointee David Weiss – will "decide on whether to file such charges."
U.S. attorneys report directly to the Justice Department.
The revelation was apparently part of a grand jury-related leak. Hunter Biden attorney Chris Clark told the Post that it was "a federal felony for a federal agent to leak information about a grand jury investigation such as this one."
He also told the newspaper: "Any agent you cite as a source in your article apparently has committed such a felony. We expect the Department of Justice will diligently investigate and prosecute such bad actors."
Just the News has reported for months that FBI officials used a grand jury to gather evidence of unpaid taxes, possible foreign lobbying, and a possible gun violation as they examined whether the president's son engaged in a pay-to-play influence peddling scheme with foreign clients, according to. multiple sources familiar with the probe.
Hunter Biden and his lawyer have acknowledged the existence of the probe and the fact that he recently paid about $2 million in overdue taxes but have insisted they expect Biden to be cleared of any criminal liability.
Two sources familiar with the investigation said Thursday not much has changed in recent months as the FBI waits for prosecutors to decide whether to bring any changes based on the evidence gathered.