The federal investigation against Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden is active and ongoing according to two sources who is familiar with the status of the case.
According to two sources familiar with the status of the probe into Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs,” the case is still “active and ongoing.” The sources also told Fox News that those who were involved in the investigation are “treating it seriously.”
Hunter Biden probe 'active and ongoing' without White House interference: sourceshttps://t.co/fo5fmMVGFG
— John D Blair-Author (@Johnblairauthor) March 3, 2021
The investigation into Hunter Biden’s case is currently being run out of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Delaware. The sources also told Fox News that the U.S. Attorney’s office in Delaware “has not heard from the White House nor from Judge Merrick Garland, the President’s nominee for attorney general.
During Garland’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, he affirmed that he has not discussed Hunter Biden’s investigation with the president. Garland also added that Biden “has made abundantly clear” in the statements he made in public that “before and after my nomination” decisions about prosecutions would be left to the Justice Department.
Garland said, “That was the reason that I was willing to take on this job.”
During the hearing, Garland also said that he had heard that the federal investigation involving Biden’s son was “proceeding discreetly.”
Merrick Garland says he has not discussed the Hunter Biden case with President Biden, and that the president pledged the Justice Department would have independence in how it handles investigations and prosecutions https://t.co/oUhkOohuwV pic.twitter.com/aR6oQG2Y8Q
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 22, 2021
Meanwhile, last December, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the President would not talk about any investigation that is related to Hunter Biden with anyone that he considers for attorney general.
The U.S. Attorney for Delaware, David Weiss, who overlooks the federal tax investigation was also asked to stay in office even after the Biden administration asked that ALL Trump-appointed federal prosecutors was asked to resign by the end of February.
In December, Hunter Biden confirmed in public that indeed, he was under federal investigation. However, he stated that it was also for his “tax affairs.”
At that time, a source also stated that Biden is a target or a subject of grand jury investigation. The source added that a “target” means that there is a “high probability that person committed a crime,” meanwhile, “subject” means someone you “don’t know for sure” has committed a crime.
The sources also added that the investigation was predicated, in part, by Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) concerning suspicious foreign transactions.
Hunter Biden has been under investigation since 2018. We only found out about this now. The media didn't dig into allegations about Hunter during the entirety of the 2020 election cycle. Many declared that stories from the @NYPost were Russian disinformation.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 10, 2020
Another source who is familiar with the ongoing investigation also told Fox News that the investigation begain in 2018 and that the SARs were considering funds from “China and other foreign nations.”
Hunter Biden’s attorney did not provide any response for the request for comment.
On the other hand, Joe Biden’s son maintained that he did “nothing wrote.”
In a statement that he released last December, which made the investigation public, Hunter said that he takes “this matter very seriously.” He also added that he is “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.”
Meanwhile, U.S. attorneys started transitioning out of their roles except for Weiss.
However, last week, Special Counsel John Durham, who served as the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, resigned from his post. He however, stated that he will continue his investigation as a special counsel into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.
NEW: Effective March 3, Channing Philips becomes Acting US Attorney for DC + at request of DOJ current Acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin stays on “to continue overall supervision” Capitol Breach federal investigation. More than 330 cases charged. @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/FSMV7x7wco
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) March 2, 2021
Other than Durham, Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia also stated on Wednesday that he is leaving his post. He stated that he transition into a role in order to continue the “overall supervision” of the U.S. Capitol riot investigation, “at the request of” the Justice Department. Former U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips will replace Sherwin as acting U.S. attorney for D.C.