Hunter Biden’s lawyer is apparently trying to stall his paternity deposition for him until after key primary races including the South Carolina primary this Saturday and Super Tuesday.
Per WashingtonExaminer, Biden agreed to take a paternity test in October after Lunden Alexis Roberts, an Arkansas woman, claimed he fathered her 18-month-old child. The child, whose name has not been disclosed, was born Aug. 28, 2018.
Biden denied publicly he had fathered the child, but Roberts said he had admitted otherwise to her in private. A DNA test later indicated that Biden was the father.
FreeBeacon reports Hunter Biden is asking a judge to delay his child support deposition scheduled for next week in Arkansas until April 1—a date when the key early primaries for his father Joe Biden’s presidential campaign will be finished—according to a court motion filed by his attorney on Tuesday.
Brent M. Langdon, Hunter Biden’s attorney, argued in the court filing that his client was unable to appear in Little Rock, Arkansas for the looming deposition next week, calling it “unduly burdensome and oppressive.”
Lawyers for Lunden Alexis Roberts, who is the mother of Biden’s 18-month-old baby and who is fighting him for child support, had offered Biden the option of doing the court-ordered deposition on March 3—which is Super Tuesday—or on March 5.
“Let me know what day works best for your client. If your client hasn’t picked a day by tomorrow at 5:00 p.m., I will pick the day,” Roberts’s lawyer Jennifer Lancaster wrote to Langdon in a Feb. 17 email filed in the court record on Tuesday.
Langdon replied that he was unavailable those days due to previously scheduled work commitments. “My client can be available April 1, 2020,” Biden’s lawyer wrote 12 minutes before the deadline on Feb. 18. “My client cannot be available prior to that date.”