In a recent development, Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has been ordered to appear in a June deposition by Independence County Circuit Judge Holly Meyer. The deposition is part of ongoing litigation over Hunter Biden’s child support payments.
During a Monday hearing, Judge Meyer criticized Hunter Biden’s legal team for excessive secrecy, specifically regarding the redaction of his financial filings in the case. The judge ordered the lawyers to re-submit filings with more un-redacted information about Hunter’s income and expenses.
The June deposition will likely compel Hunter Biden to answer questions under oath concerning his high-priced personal artwork sales. Witnesses in a deposition are required to answer questions truthfully under oath, and failure to do so constitutes perjury.
Hunter Biden’s art deals have raised eyebrows, with critics arguing that they pose a potential ethical lapse. The wealthy and well-connected may use the purchases to gain influence in the Biden White House. This controversy follows a history of questionable business arrangements with foreign governments and corporations involving the younger Biden.
In September, Hunter Biden petitioned to reduce his child support payments to Lunden Roberts, with whom he fathered a child. His lawyers disclosed that he is currently paying Roberts $20,000 a month in child support. A civil trial scheduled for June will determine if these monthly payments will be reduced.
It remains uncertain whether Hunter Biden will appear for the scheduled deposition or potentially seek to settle his child support case with Roberts. In the meantime, he is still under federal investigation, with prosecutors considering potential criminal charges related to gun and tax violations.