George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley on Thursday said Hunter Biden’s indictment shatters the Biden family’s lies about their shady dealings.
Hunter Biden was indicted on nine charges over his failure to pay his taxes. Turley, in an interview with Fox News, maintained that the indictment proves President Joe Biden lied about his knowledge of his family’s business dealings.
Didn't your son just get indicted for not paying taxes?
Specifically, the $1.4 million in taxes Hunter owed between 2016 and 2019.
So, we pay our taxes, but your family doesn't have to? https://t.co/gb6QFg0gae
— Rep. Eric Burlison (@RepEricBurlison) December 8, 2023
“The fact is that this is a circle that is getting tighter around the president,” Turley told host Sean Hannity. “It is clear that the president has lied. He obviously lied during the first campaign when he said he had no knowledge of these dealings. Hunter himself contradicted that. Hunter’s associate said it was utter nonsense in recent statements after his testimony. He also said that his son didn’t make any money in China. That obviously is not true.”
Turley, a lifelong Democrat, told Kudlow that the indictment poses a series of serious problems for Joe Biden, adding that the president knew his family members were peddling his influence.
“There is a more serious problem here, and that is what the president knew of was not business dealings, it was corruption,” Turley added. “That’s what influence peddling is. The United States has pushed international agreements to stop influence peddling in other countries, the United States believes it’s a leading source of destructive corruption. If the president knew that his family was engaging in that type of corruption, of course it is serious.”
Maria Bartiromo: Hunter Biden's indictment is a cover-up to protect the Biden crime family from being indicted for even bigger crimes. 🎯💯 pic.twitter.com/9wWn3vEvKV
— Eddie (@ICU1010) December 8, 2023
The law professor added that while the first son might use the indictment as an excuse to back out of his upcoming testimony before the House Oversight Committee, the charges make it impossible for the president to avoid an impeachment inquiry.
Top Constitutional Expert Jonathan Turley reality checks Biden Crime Family After Hunter Biden INDICTED and facing possible 17 YEARS in prison, Is Joe Biden NEXT?
"Joe Biden obviously LIED!" pic.twitter.com/TkiPgCH6D0
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) December 8, 2023
“We are looking at two events next week. One is when Hunter Biden is supposed to appear, that may now be effectively scuttled,” Turley told Hannity. “Hunter may be able to use this to plead the fifth, to refuse to answer questions. But the second event is the expected vote on the impeachment inquiry. This indictment might make it easier for Hunter not to speak, but it may make it more difficult for President Biden to avoid that inquiry.”