Looks like Joe Biden’s campaign has some explaining to do after Hunter Biden suddenly and unexpectedly paid the $453,890 tax lien that he had been assigned, when just last fall, he told a judge that he was unemployed and in debt.
Washington Free Beacon investigative reporter Alana Goodman told Fox Business on Tuesday that an explanation is needed for this miraculous windfall of the former vice president’s son.
“How did he manage to pay off this $450,000 tax lien in six days? You know, most people just don’t have a half a million dollars lying around,” Goodman said.
Hunter Biden was served with a large tax lien in July over delinquent state income taxes that was magically “resolved” in only six short days…even though he has repeatedly reported that he has no income.
Goodman questioned Hunter Biden’s ability to quickly pay the lien due to the fact that he had a paternity case last November where he told an Arkansas judge he was unemployed, had massive debt, and had no income at all. Later, in January of 2020, Hunter Biden defied a court order to disclose his financial information as part of a child support fight while he was renting a $3.8 million mansion in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles for $12,000 per month.
“We asked the Biden campaign, ‘How was he able to settle this?'” Goodman said. “‘What happened, how did he get this money, and does he have a job now?’ And we got no response from the Biden campaign.”
Goodman said there are also a lot of questions that need to be answered about Hunter Biden’s relationship with foreign countries like Ukraine and China. The former vice president “will have an issue for his son’s finances because of the work that Hunter Biden did in China.”
Hunter Biden’s positions at foreign companies were quite lucrative and include jobs on the board of directors for Ukrainian energy company Burisma from 2014 and 2019 as well as serving on the board of BHR Partners, a billion dollar international private equity division of the Chinese investment fund Bohai Capital. Ironically, according to his lawyer, Hunter Biden stepped down from his position on both boards last year.
It is currently unclear if Hunter Biden actually paid off the tax lien due to the fact that it typically takes a great deal of time to negotiate such a large lien. Because it usually takes several months and can even take years to clear up a tax lien of that size, it appears that if this is the case, Hunter Biden may have received some sort of special treatment to clear up the unpaid tax burden immediately.
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