Hunter Biden has MILLIONS in legal debt and allies want to start a fund to hire a team of lawyers to defend against federal investigations and Republican attacks, report claims
- The fund would help deal with GOP investigations, including one into his art sales.
- His legal debt runs ‘well into the millions of dollars’
- Investigations Touch Business Deals, Feds Spent Years Investigating Taxes
Hunter Biden’s ongoing legal woes have led to mounting spending, with the first son taking on millions in debt and his allies considering a legal defense fund to support him.
Facing a long-running federal prosecutor’s investigation, Biden continues to grapple with daily revelations related to his infamous laptop, including evidence of multiple sexual relationships with employees that could carry additional legal exposure.
Newly empowered House Republicans are preparing multiple investigations into Biden family members and their business practices, and new Oversight Chairman James Comer has vowed to investigate Hunter’s expensive art sales, under a process created by White House lawyers who the White House said was meant to prevent potential conflict Preparing for the litany of questions will surely require a team of legal advisers.
He already has a cadre of lawyers who have worked for him, amid signs in recent months that Hunter wants to take a more aggressive stance in the face of mounting criticism from the GOP as his father prepares to launch a planned re-election bid. in 2024.
Hunter Biden’s legal debts have mounted, according to a report, as he prepares to face the full force of the Republican investigations now that the GOP has taken over the House.
New York attorney Chris Clark, a partner at Latham & Watkins representing Hunter in a grand jury investigation into his taxes, declined to comment.
Another top attorney, longtime DC attorney Abbe Lowell, now of Winston & Strawn, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
According to the Washington PostHunter Biden’s debt has now reached ‘many millions of dollars’.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has vowed to investigate Hunter Biden’s art sales and has repeatedly accused the Biden family of influence peddling, a charge the White House denies.
New York attorney Chris Clark, a partner at Latham & Watkins, is handling the matter of a Hunter Biden tax investigation.
DC attorney Abbe Lowell, who has represented DC’s top political figures under fire for years, is also advising the president’s son.
Former President Bill Clinton relied on a legal defense fund in the 1990s, when the Whitewater and Paula Jones investigations dragged on for years. The trustees who oversaw the fund provided reports on its size: it had grown to $4.5 million by February 1999.
Clinton’s legal bills had reached $9 million by this time, as Clinton battled independent counsel and avoided impeachment. Notably, the fund limited donations to $10,000 and disclosed donors.
Some of the big names who contributed included author Stephen King, singer Tony Bennet and Robert Johnson of Black Entertainment Television.
Deputies who established legal defense funds face ethical rules on its structurealthough Hunter Biden is a private citizen.
As for taxes, Hunter Biden has reportedly already paid the IRS $1 million in back taxes and has not been charged with any crimes. In an unusual arrangement, show business lawyer Kevin Morris lent Biden the money to take back the government.
The New York Times reported that he paid the tax bill in March 2022, but the investigation continued. He has also become involved in a paternity suit and a legal fight over child support, and could face a potential charge over paperwork he filed for the purchase of a gun where he claimed he did not use illegal drugs.
Lunden Roberts, who filed the paternity suit in 2019, fought to obtain a DNA test and in his latest filing sought change the last name of your four-year-old daughter to ‘Biden’.
Despite abandoning a career as an international negotiator who explored companies from China to Ukraine, Hunter Biden is not without income.
His last art exhibition at the Georges Bergès gallery featured abstract works valued at up to $225,000. Comer has written to the gallery owner for details about the sales and wants to identify the buyers, amid concerns that people might overpay for art in an effort to secure their influence.
Comer called the prices “exorbitant” for a “rookie artist” in a letter to the dealer.