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Hunter Biden’s Tax Probe Picks Up Speed

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The Hunter Biden tax probe is picking up speed, with prosecutors interviewing associates and witnesses about the first son’s foreign business dealings.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that prosecutors from the U. S. attorney’s office in Delaware are interested in funds the first son received from the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma and how he used that money to pay debts.

A source also told the Journal that one person was extensively questioned in front of the grand jury in February on Biden’s drug and alcohol use, spending habits and mental state.

That line of questioning suggests prosecutors are exploring whether the younger Biden could use his history of addiction as a defense against a potential criminal tax case.

‘It doesn’t necessarily mean an indictment is imminent, but it is indicative of trying to lock in testimony with an eye towards a potential trial someday,’ former federal tax prosecutor Matt Mueller told the Journal. Mueller isn’t working on the case.

Sources talked to the Journal about some of the lines of questioning prosecutors have used when talking to a number of associates and witnesses before the grand jury.

Prosecutors are looking into whether Biden violated tax or other laws, including laws that guide working as a lobbyist for a foreign government, with his business dealings in Ukraine… (Read more)

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