A report published Tuesday suggested that President Joe Biden could get tied up an ongoing FBI investigation into his son Hunter Biden’s finances due to a number of overlaps in the two’s finances.
According to the report, the fact that the two of them share bank accounts and pay each other’s bills could raise some serious questions.
Emails obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop show that his business partner, Eric Schwerin, was working on Joe Biden’s tax returns and discussing the father and son paying each other’s bills.
Additionally, the emails show that Schwerin fielded book deal requests for Joe Biden, who was vice-president at the time, and also managed the donation of Biden’s Senate papers to the University of Delaware.
Hunter Biden has claimed that he and his father shared a bank account and admitted last year that he was under federal investigation over his taxes.
Emails show that on April 9, 2010, Schwerin wrote to Hunter: “I was dealing all afternoon with JRB’s taxes (but solved a big issue – so it was all worth it).”
On June 10 of the same year, Schwerin wrote, “Your Dad’s Delaware tax refund check came today. I am depositing it in his account and writing a check in that amount back to you since he owes it to you. Don’t think I need to run it by him, but if you want to go ahead. If not, I will deposit tomorrow.”
It’s not known specifically what Joe Biden owed Hunter for.
An expert on money laundering and criminal tax law told DailyMail.com that those entanglements could drag the current president into the FBI’s investigation.
“Whatever transaction you’re looking at, if there’s a connection to a family member or a friend, sure the answer is yes [they would be investigated],” the expert, a former federal prosecutor who requested not to be named, told DailyMail.com. “Obviously, if you’re talking about the President of the United States, you’d better have a pretty damn good reason to talk to that person.”
The FBI and IRS are reportedly also investigating Hunter Biden’s business relationships and the possibility that money laundering charges are in order.
Another expert, former U.S. Intelligence Officer and Treasury Special Agent John Cassara, further told the DailyMail.com that President Biden would already be in the crosshairs if not for the fact that he’s the president.
“The information available publicly is very worrisome, particularly in the areas of corruption,” Cassara said. “They could go at this from all different avenues. Follow the corruption trail and then charge money laundering.”
Cassara added: “Corruption is a predicate offense for money laundering. And besides corruption, it’s the perception of corruption. This kind of thing should not be happening. It undermines full faith in the U.S. government. It undermines trust and our international reputation. It’s an embarrassment.”
Despite the number of on-going investigations, the Biden family’s shady business dealings are far from over.
The White House has faced a number of ethical questions over Hunter Biden’s sudden decision to become an artist – painting pieces that reportedly sold for $75,000 apiece.
Some of Biden’s artwork has listed for as high as $500,000.
In July, White House officials crafted an agreement under which the purchases of the artwork would remain confidential – even from the artist himself. Hunter, however, apparently ignored that agreement when he was seen bumping elbows with potential buyers at an upscale Los Angeles event.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, meanwhile, has said that the President is “proud of his son” over the controversial art sales.
Author: Daniel Martin