Hunter Biden’s taxes under investigation, Internet says those giving Trump, Ivanka free pass can 'go f yourself'

In a statement, the younger Biden said, 'I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately'


                            Hunter Biden’s taxes under investigation, Internet says those giving Trump, Ivanka free pass can 'go f yourself'
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On Wednesday, December 9, President-elect Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden said that his “tax affairs” were under federal investigation. In a statement, the younger Biden said, “I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs. I take this matter very seriously but I am 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.” The statement was sent out via Joe Biden’s transition team.

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As per a CNN report, investigators have been examining multiple financial issues, including whether Hunter Biden and his associates violated tax and money laundering laws in business dealings in foreign countries, especially China. Per CNN, the investigation began as early as 2018, predating the arrival of William Barr as US attorney general. 

Hunter Biden has long been a target of President Donald Trump, his allies, and his supporters, who have accused him of profiting off his political connections. Unsubstantiated allegations of corruption related to Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine -- at the time his father was vice president and leading the Obama administration’s dealings with the Eastern European nation -- have been made by the Trump administration. 

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While Hunter joined the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma in 2014, sparking concerns about the perceptions of a conflict of interest, a Republican-led Senate investigation did not identify any policies that were directly affected by Hunter Biden’s work. Joe Biden’s transition team said in a statement: “President-elect Biden is deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger.”

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On Twitter, Hunter Biden became a trending topic. While many welcomed the investigation, people also said it was suspect that Hunter Biden was being investigated but Donald Trump and his family were not. One Twitter user said, “The Trump administration is investigating Hunter Biden's taxes. Great. Now it's fair play for the Biden administration to start investigating the taxes of Don Jr, Eric, Ivanka, and Jared.” Another Twitter user said, “Of course they’re going after Hunter  Biden again, investigating his taxes, when Agolf Twitler actively hides his own taxes and Crimestress Ivanka, Trash Jr, Jared Kushner, stupid Eric all committed tax evasion and fraud which is why preemptive pardons will be gifted to them. Oh.”

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One Twitter user stated, “Any crimes by anyone should be fully examined. If Delaware sees fit to examine Hunter Biden’s business with Chinese companies, they should. If SDNY sees fit to examine the $15 million President Trump withdrew from a Chinese bank account during his presidency, they should. Period.”


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More and more people expressed opinions on similar lines. One Twitter user wrote, “If you're celebrating the investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes while claiming there's nothing suspect about the taxes of Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump, kindly go F yourself.” Another Twitter user said, “Crazy that we still haven't seen trump's tax returns after 4 years, and Hunter Biden still ISN'T running for office, but his taxes are being investigated. Fine, whatever. Joe Biden is STILL your President.” 

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One Twitter user wrote, “Not sure why Hunter Biden is being investigated during a lame-duck Trump Presidency... I do know that if all of a sudden Ivanka’s taxes were being looked into in the final weeks of Obama’s Presidency, Republicans would’ve stormed the White House.” While another said, “So Hunter Biden's tax affairs are under investigation before Congress can even get Trump's tax returns makes no sense.”

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