FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right, at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Hunter Biden is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hunter Biden failed the drug test last year and was discharged in February. In a statement issued Thursday, Oct. 16, Biden doesn’t say why he was discharged. He says he’s embarrassed that his actions led to his discharge and that he respects the Navy’s decision. The vice president’s office declined to comment.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Hunter Biden and his attorneys really do have a lot of nerve.
They have been stringing an Arkansas court along for months now, not providing information in the child support case against Biden by Lunden Roberts.
Biden was scheduled to be giving a deposition on March 11.
But now, not only is he arguing that he cannot appear, he’s asking for the court to put off his appearance for at least another nine months, until after the election.
Biden is arguing he cannot show up because of the Wuhan virus, his pregnant wife’s “imminent due date” and “intense media scrutiny” which poses a “personal endangerment” to him.
From Fox News:
“Defendant’s wife’s due date is imminent,” Biden’s request for continuance reads. “Defendant will supplement this motion as soon as possible with an affidavit of his wife’s treating physician.”
Additionally, “it is unsafe for the Defendant to travel, as travel restrictions have been implemented both domestically and internationally, particularly on airlines, due to the Coronavirus. Setting aside personal endangerment, Defendant reasonably believes that such travel unnecessarily exposes his wife and unborn child to this virus.”
Coverage from various media outlets — including Fox News, The New York Times, NPR and The New York Post — has led to “physical risks and logistics difficulties with travel to Arkansas,” the motion continues.
His team is trying to stave off a contempt charge by saying they would agree to continue the temporary order of support that has already been in place for another nine months and suggesting they could appear for deposition by videoconference. But the judge had already said that she didn’t have sufficient documentation to fully determine his financial capacity to support the child.
Moreover, the judge had previously said that Biden “needs to make himself available unless his hair is on fire,” for the hearing on March 11 during a conference call last month with the respective attorneys. The attorneys for Lunden Roberts, the child’s mother, have also asked that he be held in contempt for flouting the court order to turn over financial records.
It’s pretty clear that he doesn’t want the information to become public because something in the records is likely to hurt his father’s campaign; his financial records could reveal further information about his Ukraine and China dealings and/or questions of conflicts.
“After months of hiding, one has to wonder if the reason Hunter Biden continues to defy the court is because there are financial documents that could shed light on his father’s massive conflicts of interest as vice president,” Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesman Steve Guest told Fox News on Sunday. [….]
Specifically, Hunter Biden has not turned over information concerning his address, financial institutions he or his businesses use, a list of all the companies he “currently owns or in which he has an ownership interest and the state in which those companies are incorporated,” or a list of “all sources of income for the past five years.”
Additionally, the younger Biden has failed to produce a list of all “employers for the past five years,” an unredacted copy of his tax returns, deeds for properties he owns and tax documents for companies in which he has any ownership interest.
Biden has alleged that he is unemployed, but now is trying to be a painter. He lives in a house in Los Angeles that costs $12,000 a month.
At what point does this become a joke? He’s making a mockery of the court, simply trying to avoid turning over information. Blaming the Wuhan virus now, after already stalling for months, really takes the cake. Seems pretty clear there’s very significant information he doesn’t want out and hopefully, the judge will hold him to it.
— Matthew Davis (@davisorder) March 10, 2020