Hunter to Appear in Court After Failing to Hand Over Financial Records

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 6:25 PM
Hunter to Appear in Court After Failing to Hand Over Financial Records

Source: AP Photo/Nick Wass, File

An Arkansas judge has ordered Hunter Biden to appear in court to explain why he has failed to turn over court-ordered financial records in the ongoing paternity suit against him. Now what might Hunter be hiding? 

The son of the former vice president is still refusing to turn over financial records ordered by the court despite a protective order issued by the judge. Of course, Biden has been accused by Republicans of financially benefiting off his father's political clout as the former vice president and foreign policy point man in China and Ukraine. It's already been revealed that Hunter received more than $50,000 a month to serve on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, despite having no discernible qualifications for such a position. Nevertheless, Hunter's lucrative salary seems to have been a good investment for Burisma, as Hunter's father, Joe Biden, threatened to withhold U.S. assistance to Ukraine unless the prosecutor investigating Burisma Holdings at the time was fired, which he was. 

In court documents obtained by The Daily Mail, it was previously reported that Hunter's legal team had attempted to use Joe Biden's political career as a reason to keep a scheduled deposition in the child support case under seal. Hunter's lawyers argued that information obtained in the deposition could "unreasonably annoy, embarrass, or oppress" Hunter and his family.

Hunter, 49, previously denied fathering the child of Lunden Roberts, a former Washington D.C., stripper, but a DNA test confirmed that Hunter was indeed the father of the 17-month-old-child. The age of the child suggests that Hunter cheated on his brother's widow, who Hunter was dating at the time, when he impregnated the stripper. Hunter may have also been motivated to lie about the lovechild being his because Hunter is currently married to another woman who is also pregnant. 

Biden has been ordered by the court to disclose financial documents -- including tax returns, business interests and his sources of income -- to help the court reach a determination in awarding child support being sought by the child's mother. Hunter has been ordered by to appear before the court on Jan. 29.