Hunter Biden has finally agreed to pay monthly child support retroactive to November 2018, ending a standoff that had a judge ordering him to appear to explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt.
Per Townhall, White House defense team member Pam Bondi on Monday outlined Hunter Biden’s shady involvement with Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas company. Even though Hunter Biden had no natural energy experience, Burisma hired him to sit on their board of directors, where he made a salary of $83,000 per month (or more than $1 million a year).
Hunter Biden had business dealings with Christopher Heinz, the stepson of Secretary of State John Kerry. The two worked together at Rosemont Seneca investments, along with Devon Archer. Both Biden and Archer decided to take part in Burisma.
Archer and Biden’s “lack of judgment was a major catalyst” for Heinz, which is why he ended his business relationships with both men, Bondi reminded the Senate.
The media repeatedly asked questions about Biden sitting on Burisma’s board back in 2014 and they continually got the runaround from the Obama administration. At the time, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters to contact the Vice President’s office for further clarification.
“Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family are obviously private citizens and where they work does not reflect an endorsement by the administration or the vice president or the president,” Carney said at the time.
The next day, The Washington Post ran a story about Hunter Biden’s new job, saying, “The appoint of the Vice President’s son to a Ukrainian oil board look nepotistic at best, nefarious at worst.”
Fox News reports Hunter Biden has agreed to pay monthly child support retroactive to November 2018, ending a standoff that began after the judge in his Arkansas paternity case ordered him to appear in person for a hearing to explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt.
The court redacted the amount of child support that Biden agreed to pay, pursuant to his agreement with plaintiff Lunden Alexis Roberts. However, Independence County Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer noted that she “lacks sufficient information” to determine the appropriate amount of “permanent” child support “based off the defendant’s income,” and that modifications to the child support owed each month could be made based on additional evidence.
Contempt proceedings over Biden’s repeated failure to turn over relevant financial documents have been delayed until March 1, giving Biden an opportunity to resolve the issue in the meantime by providing the information.
“The Court specifically reserves the right to retroactively amend or modify child support without the need for the filing of a proper motion by either party to modify support,” the judge wrote. “If the evidence indicates that the defendant should have paid more in support than the amount set forth in this Order, the Court may order that he pay an additional amount after receiving credit for the amount he has paid.”
The child support payments are to continue indefinitely until further order of the court, and will commence Feb. 1 and on the first of each following month. Biden was recently photographed driving a sports car, prompting concerns he was shirking his child-support payments.