(PresidentialWire.com)- Hunter Biden is back at the forefront of the news, after word leaked that federal authorities are conducting an active investigation into his business dealings.
A source told CNN this week that the case is being handled with the FBI, the IRS Criminal Investigation agency as well as federal prosecutors based in Delaware. They are at the stage of seeking interviews and issuing subpoenas.
The source said his father Joe Biden is not implicated in the case.
On Thursday, Sarah Sanders blasted liberal media who “covered it up” for Hunter Biden while his father was running for president. On “Fox & Friends” Thursday, Sanders said:
“It’s not surprising, but it’s frankly very disturbing. President Trump spent days and weeks and months talking about trying to get the liberal media to cover this, and it’s not shocking that they absolutely, not just refused to cover it, but frankly I think covered it up in many cases and refused to hold the fire on Biden and certainly on these business dealings.”
The investigation has been going on since 2018 in Delaware, according to Fox News’ sources. Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Chinese nationals who are linked to the People’s Liberation Army as well as the Communist government have been outlined in a report by the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
On Wednesday, Biden himself even acknowledged that the probe was going on, saying in a statement:
“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 by affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.”
At the heart of the investigation is whether Hunter Biden violated any money launder and tax laws in any of his business dealings with foreign countries. The main concern is some of the transactions in question, according to a CNN source, are with people who the FBI believe have sparked concerns of counterintelligence.
Sanders was very concerned with this aspect of the Hunter Biden case. She said:
“Look, at the end of the day, China is one of our biggest national security threats and also our greatest economic competitor. This is absolutely, I think, very disturbing and very alarming to see this type of relationship between Hunter Biden and our greatest competitor, our greatest national security threat.
“That is something that everyone should be paying attention to and another reason that it is so important to make sure what took place in this election between Big Tech and the liberal media, refusing to cover key and important issues and favor one candidate over another, absolutely can never happen again.”
Sanders has some intricate knowledge about the inner workings of government and the liberal media’s handling of the Trump administration. She served as press secretary at the White House between 2017 and 2019.