The federal investigation into Hunter Biden has been intensifying throughout March, sources revealed this week.
A grand jury in Willington, Delaware, is currently calling witnesses to testify regarding payments Hunter Biden received from Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company. Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma from 2014 to 2019. The grand jury is also investigating Hunter Biden’s tax history.
The US attorney’s office for Delaware, which is taking the lead on the investigation, is still considering whether to file criminal charges. Both the DA and Hunter Biden’s lawyer declined to comment to the New York Times about the claims of these sources.
Hunter Biden financed the probe in December 2020, about a month after his father was elected president. The Biden-Harris transition team published his statement on the investigation, in which he claimed he acted “legally and appropriately.”
The investigation, however, has been ongoing since 2018, although it was paused in the lead-up to the Presidential election.
Discussing his time on the Burisma board, Hunter Biden stated that “In retrospect, look, I think that it was poor judgment on my part. In that I think that it was poor judgment because I don’t believe now when I look back on it — I know that there was — did nothing wrong at all. However, was it poor judgment to be in the middle of something that is a swamp in — in — in many ways? Yeah.”
Investigators also appear to be looking at his ties to China.
New evidence has also been forthcoming on Biden’s dealings with China from other sources. On Monday, Senators Johnson and Grassley released documents that seemed to indicate that Hunter Biden had been paid $100,000 by the Chinese government. The Senators’ remarks did not specify when the payment had been made, and the bank receipt, while dated August 4th, does not have a year on it.
“Bank records like this piece of evidence are pretty hard to deny and sweep under the rug. Our reports were chocked full of irrefutable evidence like this. And yet, the media buried those details, in an attempt to keep it hidden from the American people,” Senator Johnson said. Senator Grassley announced that more documents would be released over the following days.