CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge may have ruined Hunter Biden’s Christmas after she made a grim prediction of what the first son’s 2024 could look like.
Herridge, while speaking on Sunday’s broadcast of CBS’ “Face The Nation,” told host Margaret Brennan that 2024 could bring a lot of legal exposure for the first son.
“2024 is going to be a year of incredible legal exposure for the president’s son and these criminal prosecutions are going to unfold at the same time that his father is running for reelection,” Herridge stated. “In January, he will be arraigned in California Court on the tax charges. And I would pay special attention to the California case,” Herridge said. “I had two lawyers look at the 56 page indictment, and they reached the same conclusion that it is a shot across the bow by the special counsel. He identifies Hunter Biden as a lawyer, a consultant and a lobbyist and then goes into considerable detail about his business transactions with Ukraine, with China, Romania and others. And they see this as an indicator that the special counsel at the very least is investigating potential violations of foreign lobbying laws, maybe even a superseding indictment.”
Special Counsel David Weiss indicted the first son on nine charges related to his failure to pay taxes. The indictment accused Hunter Biden of spending millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle while failing to pay his taxes.
Hunter Biden hit with 9 new charges – filed in CA. Includes:
Evasion of Taxes
Failure to File/Pay Taxes
False/Fraudulent Tax Return
Indictment details a "four-year scheme" to avoid his $1.4+ million tax obligations and to file false returns. pic.twitter.com/W4W3teGyky
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) December 8, 2023
Weiss, in his indictment, accused the first son of including false business deductions in his 2018 tax filing to evade the assessment of taxes to reduce the substantial tax liabilities he faced. Hunter Biden faces a minimum of 17 years in federal prison if convicted of the nine charges.
Hunter Biden added to his list of legal troubles after he openly defied a Congressional subpoena to appear for a deposition before the House Oversight Committee. The first son appeared at the Capitol but instead chose to give a press conference where he stated he would not comply with the subpoena unless he is allowed to testify publicly.
"We're disappointed that [Hunter Biden] didn't show up…We'll also…look at contempt proceedings as we move forward!" pic.twitter.com/Hj5nDL7SOD
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 13, 2023
House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) have vowed to initiate contempt of Congress proceedings against the first son.