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Federal agents reportedly believe that they have gathered enough evidence to charge Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, with tax and gun crimes.
The report was first published on Thursday by the Washington Post which cited sources familiar with the investigation.
The investigation is headed by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss and centers around a false statement surrounding a gun purchase allegedly made by the president's son. Critics of the Bidens initially focused on Hunter Biden's oversea business dealings to accuse the family of corruption and influence peddling.
The story blew up with the discovery of a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden that was abandoned at a computer repair shop. Defenders of the Bidens accused purveyors of that story of spreading Russian propaganda, but several news outlets eventually confirmed that much of the information, if not all, on the laptop is authentic.
Text messages obtained from the laptop strongly imply that Hunter Biden was sending money to his father from his business earnings.
In December 2020, Hunter Biden admitted in a statement that his taxes were under investigation, but he claimed that he was confident he would be exonerated.
An attorney for Hunter Biden responded to the leak of the report in a statement to the New York Post.
“It is a federal felony for a federal agent to leak information about a Grand Jury investigation such as this one. Any agent you cite as a source in your article apparently has committed such a felony," said Chris Clark.
"We expect the Department of Justice will diligently investigate and prosecute such bad actors," Clark continued. "As is proper and legally required, we believe the prosecutors in this case are diligently and thoroughly weighing not just evidence provided by agents, but also all the other witnesses in this case, including witnesses for the defense. That is the job of the prosecutors. They should not be pressured, rushed, or criticized for doing their job.”
Fox News' David Spunt pointed out that there's an unwritten policy at the FBI to avoid pressing charges at a time that might influence a election.
Weiss was appointed by former President Donald Trump and was kept on by Biden when he assumed office.
Here's more about the leaked report:
Feds have evidence for gun, tax charges against Hunter Biden, report sayswww.youtube.com
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.