Hunter Biden has hinted that he may end up fleeing the United States if former President Donald Trump is re-elected in 2024.
Hunter Biden — who is currently facing several tax and gun-related felonies and misdemeanors — has also found himself at the center of the Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
While his father was serving as vice president, he was appointed to a lucrative board position with Ukrainian gas giant Burisma despite a lack of qualifications and experience. According to sworn testimony from his former business partner, Devon Archer, Hunter was appointed to the board due to his connections, adding that the “Biden brand” kept the firm in business.
Investigators have also pointed to a network of shell companies that did not seem to provide any services and tens-of-millions of dollars worth of payments to several members of the Biden family. A large percentage of the payments came from foreign nationals in China, Ukraine, Romania and numerous additional nations.
With the impeachment inquiry officially underway, the president’s son is reportedly worried that scrutiny will increase dramatically with a Republican in the White House. According to a report from Politico, sources close to Hunter Biden have said that he is seriously considering the prospect of leaving the country if Donald Trump is re-elected in 2024.
“Hunter Biden knows he is in the political crosshairs. In recent conversations with family friends, he has worried that he might have to flee the country if Trump were to be elected president again, according to two people who have spoken to him,” Politico’s Jonathan Lemire reported. “He has also worried about the intense scrutiny that his family would face during the 2024 campaign — and went public in recent days with his own concerns about the toll on his father.”
The president’s son is currently facing 17 years in prison as a result of numerous tax and gun-related charges. His legal woes are expected to expand, as House Republicans are moving to hold him in contempt of congress after he skipped his closed-door deposition on Wednesday.