Both President Biden and his son Hunter were in trouble again on Thursday. One faces formalized impeachment hearings, and the other faces multiple felony indictments involving drugs, guns, women of the night, and now tax evasion amounting to $1.4 million.
Hunter Biden was charged on Thursday with tax evasion crimes and filing false tax return in California. In all, there are three felony and six misdemeanor charges for tax crimes occurring between 2016 and 2019. This is his second round of indictments.
In September, the Justice Department charged him with lying about his drug use when he purchased a handgun in October of 2018, which was during a time when he admittedly was addicted to crack cocaine. The indictment was filed in a federal court in Delaware.
“Hunter Biden engaged in a four-year scheme in which he chose not to pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019 and to evade the assessment of taxes for tax year 2018 when he filed false returns,” said the statement released by prosecutor David Weiss. “Between 2016 and October 15, 2020, the Defendant spent this money on drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing, and other items of a personal nature. In short, everything but his taxes.”
If convicted on all of the new charges, Hunter could face up to 17 years in prison.
As for the president, House Republicans have released a resolution that would authorize their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. The vote on the resolution is expected to take place next week after going before the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. The last day of business for the House in this calendar year is Thursday. That leaves just one day — Wednesday — for a possible vote in a House that has a very thin Republican majority.
The resolution to formalize the impeachment process that has been going on in three committees would give the committee chairs the ability to enforce subpoenas that the Biden Administration has been ignoring. Multiple impeachment resolutions have been filed this year that allege that in his former role as vice president, President Biden abused the power the office through enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors by allowing his son Hunter Biden to influence the domestic policy of a foreign nation and accept benefits from foreign nationals in exchange for favors.