Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz recently called for an investigation by Republicans into an allegation concerning President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
According to Dershowitz, this could be an “impeachable offense.”
Dershowitz suggested that the GOP-controlled Congress is empowered to investigate Hunter.
Hunter Biden, Department of Justice agree on a plea deal
This assertion was made following an announcement by the Department of Justice and Hunter’s lawyers regarding a plea deal.
Under the agreement, Hunter will plead guilty to various misdemeanors.
Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals still under scrutiny
Importantly, these charges are unrelated to ongoing investigations into Hunter’s foreign business transactions during his father’s vice presidency.
David Weiss, the US attorney involved, confirmed that the inquiry into Hunter is still active.
Hunter’s alleged bribery case a ‘probable cause’ for impeachment
Dershowitz argued that if evidence surfaces that Hunter demanded payment from a Chinese businessman while his father was present, it’s “probable cause” of an impeachable bribery offense under the Constitution.
Dershowitz also speculated that Hunter couldn’t use the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in Congress because his lawyers asserted that he was no longer subject to criminal prosecutio
Dershowitz calls for investigation into Hunter Biden
Dershowitz insisted, “There is probable cause,” hence, “This has to be investigated.”
He applauded the system of checks and balances, expressing gratitude for a Congress not controlled by the ruling party, encouraging them to “go forward with these investigations.”
Whistleblower intensifies Hunter Biden controversy
A whistleblower’s claim adds fuel to the controversy.
Allegedly, Hunter sent a WhatsApp message to Chinese businessman Henry Zhao in 2017, implying that he was with his father and exploiting Biden Senior’s name and influence to guide Hunter’s “direction.”+
IRS official validates WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden
IRS official Gary Shapley authenticated a July 2017 WhatsApp message to Zhao: “I am sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled.”
In his message, Hunter insisted on resolving the matter before it escalated and ominously warned, “Now means tonight.”
Doubts over impeachment inquiry despite allegations
Despite these allegations, it remains uncertain if the Republican-majority House will launch an impeachment inquiry into President Biden’s business dealings.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy questioned the fairness of an impeachment push without a thorough argument and case, warning it could jeopardize GOP’s House majority.
First court appearance for Hunter Biden in Delaware
The first court appearance for Hunter Biden, accused of tax and gun charges, is scheduled for July 26 in a Delaware court.
Hunter’s lawyer, Christopher Clark, claimed the five-year investigation into Hunter had been concluded.
Joe Biden’s response to Hunter’s legal challenges
Clark added, “I know Hunter believes it is important to take responsibility for these mistakes he made during a period of turmoil and addiction in his life.”
Several weeks prior, when questioned on MSNBC about the potential impact of Hunter’s federal charges on his presidency, President Biden stated, “It impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him.”