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US starts tax investigation against Joe Biden’s son

10:26, 10 December 2020
US starts tax investigation against Joe Biden’s son Photo: emocratic National Convention/Global Look Press

US federal authorities in Delaware are actively investigating the tax affairs of Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, CNN reports.

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

Investigators have been examining multiple financial issues, including whether Hunter Biden and his associates violated tax and money laundering laws in business dealings in foreign countries, principally China, according to two people briefed on the probe.

Some of those transactions involved people who the FBI believes sparked counterintelligence concerns, a common issue when dealing with Chinese business, according to another source.

NEWS.ru earlier reported that photos of underage girls of a sexual nature were found in the laptop of Hunter, the son of US presidential candidate from the Democratic Party Joe Biden, lawyer of Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani said.