For many Americans, there is just something about the relationship between Hunter and Joe Biden that feels off.
Hunter, the son of the President, has long held a reputation for poor behavior. Through a number of data leaks, it has been discovered that Hunter had not only an affinity for prostitutes, but also for crack cocaine, making a number of rehabilitation attempts over the years.
Despite this, Hunter has continued to find himself rather gainfully employed, sometimes in situations that appear far beyond his means, leading to concerns that there may be some influence-peddling and nepotism at play.
Those fears were reignited again this week after a strange rental scam was discovered between the father and son.
Hunter Biden recorded monthly rent payments of $49,910 while living at President Joe Biden’s residence, according to a document unearthed by New York Post’s Miranda Devine.
On a document titled “background screening request,” it appears Hunter paid $49,910 in monthly rent for one year while living at Joe Biden’s Delaware residence, where the president kept classified documents alongside his Corvette in the garage.
Hunter listed his rental tenancy from March 2017 to February 2018, the document shows. The document is signed July 2018.
In 2017, Joe Biden left the White House and stored a large number of classified documents inside his Delaware garage and at two other locations. The first batch of documents found are alleged to contain information pertaining to Ukraine and Iran, CNN reported.
Here is where things get quite odd:
It should be noted Joe Biden’s 2017 tax return on Schedule E only listed $19,800 in “rents received.” In 2018, Biden listed no rents received.
Owasco PC, Hunter’s law firm, is also listed on the document as an entity Hunter owned in 2018.
There could be more damning evidence forthcoming.
Oversight Committee chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY) believes many of Hunter’s suspicious wire transfers, flagged by U.S. banks, involve Owasco PC. Comer is investigating the Biden family business for wire fraud and has requested Hunter’s personal wealth manager turn over “suspicious” bank records connected to the Biden family business schemes.
For years, wire transfers have been the tool of choice for money launderers. To mitigate the risks to the financial institutions, suspicious wire transfers over $10,000 are flagged for review. Wire transactions involving more than $10,000 are also to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
Moreover, international wire payments, such as those to James and Hunter Biden, are monitored by the Office of Foreign Assets Control to ensure the money is not a part of corrupt business schemes.
President Biden’s team has suggested that no record of the visitors to his Delaware home were available, even after authorities discovered a number of classified documents being improperly stored in the garage.