A report published Tuesday shows that President Joe Biden could get tangled up in the ongoing FBI investigation into his son Hunter Biden’s finances because of their shared bank accounts and payment of one another’s bills.
Emails from Hunter Biden’s infamous abandoned laptop show that his business partner, Eric Schwerin, was working on Joe Biden’s tax returns and talking about the father and son paying one another’s bills.
In addition, the emails show that Schwerin handled book deal requests for then vice-president Biden, and also managed the donation of Biden’s Senate papers to the University of Delaware.
Hunter Biden has said that he and his father shared a bank account and also admitted last year that he was under federal investigation over his taxes.
Emails show that on April 9, 2010, Schwerin wrote to Hunter: "I was dealing all afternoon with JRB's taxes (but solved a big issue - so it was all worth it)."
On June 10 of the same year, Schwerin wrote, "Your Dad's Delaware tax refund check came today. I am depositing it in his account and writing a check-in that amount back to you since he owes it to you. Don't think I need to run it by him, but if you want to go ahead. If not, I will deposit tomorrow."
It is not known exactly what Joe Biden allegedly owed Hunter money for.
An expert on money laundering and criminal tax law told DailyMail.com that those ties could involve president Biden in the FBI’s investigation.
"Whatever transaction you're looking at, if there's a connection to a family member or a friend, sure the answer is yes [they would be investigated]," the expert, a former federal prosecutor who requested not to be named, told DailyMail.com. "Obviously, if you're talking about the President of the United States, you'd better have a pretty damn good reason to talk to that person."
The FBI and IRS are reportedly also investigating Hunter Biden’s business relationships and the possibility that money laundering charges may be filed.
Another expert, former U.S. Intelligence Officer and Treasury Special Agent John Cassara, told DailyMail.com that President Biden would already be part of the investigation were he not the president.
"The information available publicly is very worrisome, particularly in the areas of corruption," Cassara said. "They could go at this from all different avenues. Follow the corruption trail and then charge money laundering."
Cassara added: "Corruption is a predicate offense for money laundering. And besides corruption, it's the perception of corruption. This kind of thing should not be happening. It undermines full faith in the U.S. government. It undermines trust and our international reputation. It's an embarrassment."