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US Attorney investigating Hunter Biden for possible tax fraud

Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, whose laptop from hell made news shortly before the election, now says he’s under federal investigation for possible tax fraud.

Biden, 50, disclosed the probe in a statement released by his father’s presidential transition office.

“I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” Hunter Biden said in a statement.

“I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.”

A statement attributed to “the Biden-Harris Transition” said, “President-elect Biden is deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger.”

Now that the election is over, the investigation is entering a new phase. Federal prosecutors in Delaware, working with the IRS Criminal Investigation agency and the FBI, are taking overt steps such as issuing subpoenas and seeking interviews, the person with knowledge said.
Activity in the investigation had been largely dormant in recent months due to Justice Department guidelines prohibiting overt actions that could affect an election, the person said.

The FBI acquired in December 2019 a computer hard drive abandoned by Hunter Biden at a Delaware computer repair shop, according to documents provided by the shop owner.  It apparently contained information linking the Biden family with big money dealings with Ukraine and China.