69% of Americans think claims Hunter Biden got ‘preferential treatment’ in criminal investigations are ‘serious’ and 40% think it could lead to Joe being impeached in Congress
- White House and Hunter Biden lawyers deny any wrongdoing
- It comes after an IRS whistleblower accused the Biden administration of meddling
- The 53-year-old is also being sued by a former stripper for unpaid child support
A majority of U.S. voters think Hunter Biden gets “preferential treatment” in the federal probe into his business dealings, a new poll has found.
It comes after a special agent with the IRS, the nation’s tax agency, sought whistleblower protection from Congress after alleging the investigation was mishandled.
The Rasmussen Reports survey found that 69% of Americans believe accusations that he is using family connections to avoid harsher penalties.
According to the findings of the leading polling company, up to 48% of voters say it is a “very serious scandal”.
Hunter Biden, seen here with the president in August last year, has long been accused of exploiting his family ties to further his business interests.
But only 40% believe Joe Biden will be impeached over allegations that he and his officials are obstructing the work of IRS investigators.
The White House has repeatedly denied any interference in the case.
Hunter Biden’s foreign business taxes and work have been under federal investigation by a federal grand jury in Delaware since at least 2018.
It is understood that the initial focus is on whether or not he declared all his income and whether he lied on gun purchase documents in 2018.
House Republicans are also investigating Hunter Biden and his businesses, alleging he raked in millions from foreign governments for his now-defunct investment firm.
So far no charges have been brought against the 53-year-old, whose business interests have come into the spotlight again after leaked emails from his laptop surfaced online .
His membership on the board of a Ukrainian energy company and his efforts to strike deals in China have also drawn accusations of influence peddling.
He and the president’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, traveled on Air Force One during the commander-in-chief’s recent visit to Ireland.
But Biden administration staffers insisted they did not attend any official events during the trip.
Hunter Biden was spotted this weekend at a California vineyard owned by wealthy Democratic donor Joe Kiani, a tech mogul.
He was seen with his wife Melissa Cohen and their three-year-old son, Beau, as well as their taxpayer-funded Secret Service details.
It came as an Arkansas judge ruled he had to appear in court over a paternity case filed by former flinger Lunden Roberts.
Hunter will also have to submit to a deposition in June in which Roberts’ attorneys will likely grill him on his various businesses and shady businesses overseas.
Hunter Biden’s laptop also included a series of obscene photos and a webcam video of the 53-year-old that depicted his struggles with flatulence
The president’s 53-year-old son was spotted at the California vineyard of a major Biden donor
They will also want to know that Hunter’s finances have collapsed as he sells paintings for up to $500,000 apiece in his new guise as an abstract artist.
Roberts, a former stripper, won a $2.5 million settlement from Hunter after taking him to court in 2019.
She also forced the former Navy reservist, kicked out of the military in 2014 for testing positive for cocaine, to take a DNA test to prove he was the father of their daughter, Navy Joan, during a their adventure in 2017.
Roberts’ attorneys say Hunter Biden has not provided “a single element or word of discovery” in their ongoing child support lawsuit.
Independence County Circuit Judge Holly Meyer on Monday ordered Biden to appear in court on May 1 because his absence “interferes with the litigation process.”