Hunter Biden, still being questioned by federal investigators for possibly violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), was seen in California over the weekend.
On Saturday, the President’s troubled son was seen outside the Japanese restaurant Matsuhisa with his wife, Melissa Cohen, after a weeklong vacation to Nevada with President Biden and other family members.
An image circulated on social media showed Hunter buckling his belt while surrounded by what seemed to be friends.
Hunter was seen leaving the rear door of a yoga shop on Wednesday during his 9-day vacation in Lake at the $18 million residence owned by environmental activist, billionaire, and former Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer. Steyer is a former Democratic presidential candidate.
Recently, federal tax misdemeanor charges against Hunter were dismissed last month by a judge in Delaware. The dismissal followed the failure of a plea agreement between the parties in July. The court has not yet decided on the connected firearms charges.
Hunter submitted a “not guilty” plea when the plea deal fell through, and federal prosecutors said they were still looking into whether or not he had violated FARA with his international business dealings.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has nominated David Weiss to serve as special counsel in the Hunter case.
While this is going on, the House Oversight Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee are all looking into Hunter’s prior business dealings to determine if they posed a threat to U.S. national security during Biden’s tenure as Vice President in the Obama administration.
Peter Doocy of Fox News questioned White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday morning about who was paying the Secret Service’s $16,000 monthly fee to be in close proximity to Hunter’s Malibu house rental.
In response, Jean-Pierre suggested the Secret Service be contacted.
She also declined to address a question about Hunter reportedly selling artworks to pay his Malibu rent, instead suggesting that Doocy contact Hunter’s legal representation.