Scandal-plagued Hunter Biden says he's under tax investigation

Hunter Biden seen in a bathtub with a cigarette in his mouth

Hunter Biden, the scandal-plagued son of Joe Biden, says his taxes are under investigation.

Biden, whose finances benefited greatly from foreign business deals while his father was vice president, released a statement through his father’s campaign.

“I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs. I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors,” the statement said.

“President-elect Biden is deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger.”

The revelation comes shortly after Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., called for the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden.

The Denver CBS affiliate reported Buck questioned Hunter Biden’s profiting from a Ukrainian natural gas company while his father handled Ukraine policy for Obama.

And he said “potentially incriminating” emails were found on a laptop computer abandoned by Hunter Biden at a repair shop and later turned over to the FBI.

“This investigation is critical to defending the integrity of our Republic and ensuring a potential Biden Administration will not be the subject of undue foreign interference,” Buck said. “Americans have the right to know whether Mr. Biden’s reported ties to foreign governments will make him the subject of blackmail attempts or other nefarious efforts to undermine U.S. national security or otherwise improperly influence American foreign policy.”

The emails – and other incriminating information on the laptop – was reported by the New York Post. But the report was censored by Twitter and Facebook, and virtually ignored by establishment media.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey later admitted in a Senate hearing that it was wrong to censor the story.

“We made a quick interpretation using no other evidence that the materials in the article were obtained through hacking, and according to our policy, we blocked them from being spread,” Dorsey said. “Upon further consideration, we admitted this action was wrong and corrected it within 24 hours.”

Dorsey’s admission is significant, because a poll commissioned by the Media Research Center found nearly one-third of voters who chose Joe Biden were not aware of the evidence linking the former vice president to corrupt financial dealings with China through his son.

Had they known, according to the survey, President Trump would have won at least 289 Electoral College votes.

A the hearing, members of Congress argued that social media companies should be stripped of their legal immunity content posted on their platforms.

Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, such platforms are not liable because they are not considered “publishers,” which are liable for what is posted. The difference is that publications have editorial control over their content; the web giants claim not to exercise control.

But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said it appears that the companies are editing content.

“The editorial decision by the New York Post to run the story was overridden by Twitter and Facebook in different fashions to prevent its dissemination. Now if that’s not making an editorial decision I don’t know what would be,” Graham said.

And Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said there’s no question that the platforms should lose their legal protection.

‘Proof the media stole the election’

The MRC survey found that 13% voters of the voters who said they were unaware of the Biden scandal would not have voted for the Democrat had they been made aware. That amounted to 4.6% of Biden’s total votes.

“It is an indisputable fact that the media stole the election. The American electorate was intentionally kept in the dark,” said MRC President Brent Bozell. “During the height of the scandal surrounding Hunter Biden’s foreign dealings, the media and the big tech companies did everything in their power to cover it up. Twitter and Facebook limited sharing of the New York Post’s reports, and the liberal media omitted it from their coverage or dismissed it as Russian disinformation.”

He said the media and Silicon Valley “were fully aware of this, so they actively tried to prevent it from reaching the American public.”

“The American people deserved to know the truth; now it’s too late,” he said.

An MRC analysis of the survey by McLaughlin & Associates concluded the 4.6% shift in votes would have put Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the Trump victory column.

Newsbusters, a division of MRC, said voters were asked: “At the time you cast your vote for President, were you aware that evidence exists in emails, texts, eyewitness testimony and banking transactions that the FBI has been investigating since last year directly linking Joe Biden to a corrupt financial arrangement between a Chinese company with connections to the Chinese communist party and Hunter Biden’s business, which may have personally benefited Joe Biden financially?'”

The poll found 27% were not aware.

During the last presidential debate, Trump confronted Biden about the millions of dollars his son Hunter Biden got from business deals in Russia, China, Ukraine and other nations while his father was vice president. The president noted new evidence from emails from an abandoned laptop now in the possession of the FBI and two former business partners indicating Joe Biden was the “big guy” who was to receive a cut of a deal with a firm linked to the Chinese Communist Party.

“I think you owe an explanation to the American people,” the president said. “Maybe you can do it now.”

Biden claimed: “I have not taken a penny from any foreign source in my life. I have not taken a single penny from any country whatsoever ever.”

Trump described the Biden family as a “vacuum cleaner,” sucking up money from nefarious overseas business deals.

Biden also insisted there was nothing wrong with his son getting paid a total of $3.1 million from the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma while the former vice president was overseeing Ukraine policy. At the time, however, State Department officials raised concern about an apparent conflict of interest because Burisma was under investigation for corruption. Joe Biden later publicly boasted that he threatened to withhold American aid to Ukraine if the president didn’t fire the country’s top prosecutor, who was investigating Burisma.

See video of Joe Biden recalling how he successfully pressured Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor who was targeting Burisma:

Trump’s campaign pointed out the evidence that Hunter Biden’s firm got $3.5 million from Russian billionaire Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow; that Hunter Biden also opened a joint bank account with a Chinese national linked to the communist government; and while “Joe Biden advocated for legislation favored by big banks that made it harder for struggling Americans to declare bankruptcy, Biden’s son Hunter was ‘earning’ hundreds of thousands of dollars in ‘consultant fees’ from one of those banks, MBNA.”

The campaign released a long list of additional conflict-of-interest concerns involving Biden and his family members.

“While Biden was vice president, his son Hunter joined him on Air Force Two for a trip to China. While in Beijing he arranged for his Chinese business partner to meet his father. Ten days after the trip, Hunter’s firm received an approval from the Chinese government-owned Bank of China that paved the way for more than a billion dollars in business for Hunter’s firm,” the report said.

Additionally, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has asked the Justice Department to assess whether Hunter Biden and his uncle, James Biden, should have registered as foreign agents of China for their work with a Chinese energy firm.

According to a Senate report released in September, the Chinese company, CEFC China Energy, wired Hunter Biden at least $5 million from August 2017 through October 2018 to help develop investment deals for the company in the U.S. and other countries.

CEFC also paid Biden’s law firm $1 million in March 2018 to represent Dr. Patrick Ho, a former CEFC executive who was indicted for bribery related to business deals in Africa.

CEFC’s former chairman, Ye Jianming, reportedly has links to the Chinese Communist Party and was an official with a group tied to the People’s Liberation Army.

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