Federal Prosecutors Sought ‘Every Record’ on Hunter Biden: Attorney

Federal Prosecutors Sought ‘Every Record’ on Hunter Biden: Attorney
Hunter Biden (C) arrives before president-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th U.S. President at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2021. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

Federal prosecutors investigating Hunter Biden in a tax probe served a subpoena to obtain financial documents from a paternity lawsuit involving President Joe Biden’s son, according to attorney Clint Lancaster.

Lancaster, who represented Lunden Roberts, an Arkansas woman who filed the lawsuit in 2019 alleging Hunter Biden was the father of her daughter Navy Joan Roberts, told CBS News that “They wanted every record relating to Hunter Biden we had.” The paternity case was settled in 2020.

It happened in the fall of 2021, when Lesley Wolf, and at least one FBI and one IRS agent, went to his law office in Arkansas, Lancaster said. Their meeting lasted about half a day, when he and Roberts answered questions about Hunter Biden and his business dealings, including those involved in Rosemont Seneca Partners.

Hunter Biden co-founded U.S. investment and advisory firm Rosemont Seneca Partners in 2009, along with Chris Heinz, the stepson of former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Devon Archer, one of Hunter Biden’s business partners.

A 2020 Senate report found that there was “potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals,” while Joe Biden was vice president during the Obama administration.

The report pointed out how Hunter Biden made “questionable transactions” with Chinese nationals connected to the Chinese regime and military.

Lancaster added that Hunter Biden had supplied an “affidavit of financial means” during the paternity lawsuit. A financial affidavit is generally a statement showing people’s income, expenses, assets, and liabilities.

Additionally, he said the tax records he and Roberts provided overlapped during the same time period as Hunter Biden’s foreign business activities.

Lancaster previously told media that Roberts testified before a grand jury in Delaware in February, where U.S. Attorney David Weiss is currently investigating Hunter Biden for possible tax violations.

CBS News obtained a December 2020 subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Delaware. The subpoena required all documents “regarding [Hunter] Biden’s income, assets, debts, obligations, and financial transactions… and all personal and business expenditures” for the period between January 2017 to the present.

The subpoena was very specific in requesting documents related to Hunter Biden.

“All federal, state, local and foreign tax documentation related to Biden,” the subpoena says, “including but not limited to, IRS Forms 1099, income and payroll tax returns, state tax returns, and amended tax returns.”

Another subpoena obtained by CBS News was also issued by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Delaware. The 2019 subpoena requested “all records, documents and accounts pertaining to all financial/banking transactions” between 15 business entities and four individuals—Hunter Biden, the president’s brother James Biden, and two business partners.

White House officials and Biden have repeatedly denied that he was involved with Hunter Biden’s business activities.

On April 10, Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Calif.) took to Twitter, calling Congress to take action.

“Joe Biden’s story that he knew nothing about Hunter’s dealings with China and other foreign clients is getting impossible to believe,” the lawmaker wrote.

He added: “Since this White House won’t come clean, Congress should be getting at the truth right now.”

From The Epoch Times

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