(Liberty Bell) – Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, had a tax lien filed against him for over $112,000 in unpaid income taxes in 2015.
This was the same year that Hunter Biden began serving on the board of directors for Ukranian oil and gas giant, Burisma Holdings, the business dealings that have come under increased scrutiny since Donald Trump mentioned them on the phone to the Ukranian president in July of 2019, the phone call that would end up inspiring the Democrats to commit a coup by way of phony impeachment.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed the lien against Hunter Biden, the youngest son of former Vice President Joe Biden, and his wife after failing to receive payment for their tax liability on income earned in 2015, according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller. The lien is still active as no release documents have been filed by the IRS.
“We have made a demand for payment of this liability, but it remains unpaid,” the IRS wrote in a notice to the recorder of deeds of Washington, DC, in November 2018. “Therefore, there is a lien in favor of the United States on all property and rights to property belonging to this taxpayer for the amount of these taxes.”
The lien was issued on income garnered during Hunter Biden’s first year on Burisma’s board of directors, where he was paid as much as $83,000 per month.
The president and the many other patriotic Americans who have long been sounding the alarm about this highly suspicious business relationship are right to do so.
There is no believable reason why Hunter, who had no experience either in Ukraine or in the oil and gas industry, just happened to earn this highly lucrative position on the board of Burisma Holdings while his father was spearheading the Obama administration’s foreign policy towards Ukraine?
Adding to concerns was that Hunter Biden joined the company at a time when it was actively courting western leaders to prevent scrutiny of its practices. The same month as the appointment, Mykola Zlochevsky, Burisma’s founder, had his assets frozen in the United Kingdom on suspicion of money laundering. A Ukrainian official with ties to Zlochevsky admitted in October the only reason Hunter Biden secured his position with Burisma was to “protect” the company from foreign scrutiny.
It is in the context of Burisma and Zlochevsky’s legal troubles that Joe Biden’s political influence has raised the most red flags. The former vice president has particularly drawn questions over his conduct in demanding the Ukrainian government fire its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in 2016. Joe Biden, who has publicly bragged about the firing, reportedly threatened to withhold more than $1 billion in U.S. aid if the Ukrainian government did not remove Shokin. He has claimed the demand came from then-President Barack Obama, who had allegedly lost faith in the prosecutor’s ability to tackle corruption.
It was well-known, however, that Shokin was investigating Burisma and Zlochevsky for public corruption.
After the investigation into Burisma was closed, Hunter Biden remained on the company’s board of directors until his term expired in April 2019. During his tenure, Burisma wired millions of dollars to a Morgan Stanley bank account controlled by the younger Biden and his business associates. Between November 2014 and November 2015 alone, Burisma transferred more than $3.5 million to the account.
Of that sum, $1.2 million went into an escrow account in Los Angeles, California, where Hunter Biden currently resides and his law firm is registered.