Hunter Biden and DOJ could reach settlement for 'significant fine': Report

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The federal investigation into Hunter Biden "appears to be coming to a head," according to a new report.

Prosecutors examining Biden's taxes and foreign consulting work met in recent weeks to discuss whether to move forward with the high-profile case, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

The Justice Department is expected to make a final decision on whether to bring criminal or civil charges, or try to reach a settlement that could include a "significant fine," in the coming months, said the report, which noted that allies of the president prefer a settlement if prosecutors want to press charges against his 52-year-old son. Whatever the decision is, Attorney General Merrick Garland will have the final say.

The Washington Examiner reached out to the Justice Department for comment on the report, and the New York Times said multiple attempts to reach Biden through his lawyer were unsuccessful. Much of the rest of the report focused on Kevin Morris, a prominent Hollywood attorney who lent more than $2 million to Biden that went to paying back taxes and supporting his family, as well as Morris's contributions to the legal and media strategy.

Biden's financial affairs, including millions of dollars' worth of dealings and money transfers tied to countries such as Ukraine, China, and Russia, have been under federal scrutiny since 2018. Some of the ... (Read more)