After Hunter Biden’s plea deal dramatically fell apart in court this week, the Department of Justice made clear it is still looking into potential foreign lobbying and money laundering charges against him.
And now after a painstaking investigation using documents from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, interviews with sources and subpoenaed records obtained by DailyMail.com, we can reveal exactly what evidence may be used against the First Son.
The information lays out a laundry list of potential foreign influence violations that span China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Kazakhstan, Mexico and other Latin American countries.
The new legal peril for Hunter, 53, comes on the day his former partner Devon Archer is set to testify before the House Oversight Committee where he is expected to tell of alleged links between then Vice President Joe Biden and Hunter’s murky web of international business contacts.
Hunter’s lawyers thought he would be let off the hook when he appeared in court in Delaware last week but Trump-appointed federal Judge Maryellen Noreika threw out a plea deal that had been slammed as a ‘slap on the wrist’.
That meant a separate diversion deal that would have ensured no further prosecutions on issues probed by Delaware prosecutor David Weiss also fell by the wayside.
In a dramatic collapse of their ‘sweetheart’ deal with Delaware prosecutors in court Wednesday, it emerged that US Attorney David Weiss is still investigating the First Son, potentially for illegal foreign lobbying and money laundering.
When asked by the judge, Justice Department lawyers confirmed they were looking at potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a law to limit foreign influence on US officials that has already ensnared several former officials in Donald Trump’s administration.
DailyMail.com has uncovered evidence of Hunter’s overseas business dealings that come dangerously close to violating the anti-foreign lobbying act – with some even involving his father, Joe Biden.
Online Gambling in Latin America
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com last November, a whistleblower claimed he was on a 2012 phone call with then-Vice President Joe and Hunter discussing a Latin American online gambling business.
‘With the direct observations I had, it’s obvious Joe was participating in the business,’ the source said. ‘He wasn’t passive, he was talking about it. If I had to describe him, he was like a member of the Board of Directors’
DailyMail.com obtained business records, an archive of the gambling website, and emails from Hunter’s laptop referencing the South American web gambling operation.
Attorney Jeff Cooper, who was Hunter’s business partner in the gambling venture, a Biden family friend and a longtime major donor for the president, was allegedly on the call.