The investigation of Hunter Biden by U.S. Attorney David Weiss for tax and weapons crimes is apparently nearing its conclusion without a deadline for a resolution.
The DOJ is looking into Hunter for money laundering, tax evasion, and violating lobbying rules. Prosecutor David Weiss has been debating whether there is enough evidence for a grand jury to prosecute him on four alleged charges for months.
“Although they provided no specific timeline,” people who have knowledge of the situation told the Washington Post on Wednesday that “the conclusion of a four-year probe… is getting close to the end of his decision-making process.”
The case looked to be quietly stalling until an IRS whistleblower claimed in April that a tax investigation of the president’s son had been improperly politicized. Attorney General Merrick Garland, whom appointed Weiss, denied such allegations on Tuesday, despite his refusal to establish a special counsel to separate the investigation from President Biden.
President Joe Biden might be implicated in the Hunter Biden tax probe. According to reports, a witness who has testified before the jury was prompted to name the “big guy.”
The Post obtained the information when Hunter Biden’s attorneys met with Weiss this past week to go over the inquiry. The result of the conference was unclear. “Typically, that type of meeting — during which defense attorneys encourage prosecutors not to ask for an indictment of the accused or to request reduced charges — occurs near the end of an investigation,” according to the Post.
If Weiss recommends charging, Garland must approve the charges. Regardless of IRS agent assertions that Garland deceived Congress about the inquiry’s autonomy, Garland has pledged that Weiss has the authority to suggest changes.
“I stand behind my testimony,” Garland said on Tuesday. “I also refer you to the United States Attorney for the Delaware District, who is in control of this case and has the authority to make whatever decisions he considers appropriate.”