Hunter and Ashley Biden, children of President Joe Biden, attend the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
Prosecutors are presenting information and testimony to a grand-jury in hopes to find out if any improprieties happened.
Reports indicate that they are even questioning associates about Biden’s drug and alcohol abuse, spending habits, and his state of mind in 2018. The Journal indicated that this led some to believe that prosecutors were exploring this as a possible defense.
The Journal report states:
Prosecutors often seek to get such testimony on the record to secure it before the defense gets a chance to present it more favorably at trial. “It doesn’t necessarily mean an indictment is imminent, but it is indicative of trying to lock in testimony with an eye towards a potential trial someday,” said former federal tax prosecutor Matt Mueller, of the law firm Fogarty Mueller Harris, who isn’t involved in the investigation.
In the past year, prosecutors have called several of Mr. Biden’s associates and other witnesses to testify before the grand jury as part of their wide-ranging investigation into Mr. Biden’s business dealings. They are examining whether he violated tax or other laws, including those governing lobbying for foreign governments, through his business relationships in Ukraine, China, Kazakhstan and elsewhere, some of the people said.
Prosecutors have focused in particular, those people said, on the payments from Burisma, which first flowed to a company called Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC before going on to Mr. Biden. Between 2014 and 2019, Hunter Biden held a Burisma board seat for which he was paid around $50,000 a month.
President Trump was impeached for focusing on getting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into Joe Biden.