For years, controversy after controversy has followed President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
And a bombshell report from the New York Post claims his second wife has had enough of the security.
Hunter’s marriage to South African moviemaker Melissa Cohen is falling apart, the Post reported on Thursday.
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Insiders say Cohen is exhausted from the pressure of the looming federal investigation into Hunter’s business practices. The couple “are frustrated because they are in lockdown,” a source reportedly told the Post.
“They never go anywhere because they’ve been instructed to stay out of sight and away from the cameras while the investigation into Hunter continues,” the source said.
“Added to the pressure, the Secret Service lives in a much larger mansion next door to them and they watch over Hunter like hawks. It is extremely frustrating for both of them.”
Hunter and his wife, along with their young son Beau, live in a $20,000 dollar-a-month mansion in Malibu, California. Taxpayers pay $20,000 dollar-a-month for the U.S. Secret Service to rent a larger mansion next door that overlooks the property.
Hunter “whisked [Cohen] off her feet” when they first met, the source claimed. But reality has turned out much different than the fairy tale the filmmaker was promised.
“She thought she was marrying a prince from a great American family and she’d live a charmed life with him,” the source reportedly told the Post. “But the reality is he’s a train wreck and life with him is very hard behind closed doors. She had no idea what she was getting into.”
The federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s income and payments he received while serving on the board of a Ukraine energy company has reached a critical juncture in recent weeks.
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According to CNN —
While no final decision has been made on whether to bring charges against President Joe Biden’s son, sources say the probe has intensified in recent months along with discussions among Delaware-based prosecutors, investigators running the probe and officials at Justice Department headquarters.
No matter how the investigation resolves, it has already presented a political headache for the Biden administration and could lead to an even bigger one, particularly if Republicans who have seized on the probe to attack the president retake control of the House in midterm elections later this year. Republicans would then control congressional committees and shape the focus of any investigations.
A White House that has sought to deflect questions about law enforcement matters to the Justice Department was asked in April whether it stood by the president’s assertion in a 2020 debate that his son had not had unethical business dealings with Ukraine or China. White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said yes.
The investigation could also force a delicate decision for the Justice Department, which has sought to assert its independence and has publicly stressed its willingness to let the facts and evidence, not political decisions, guide its investigative and charging decisions.
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Attorney General Merrick Garland has not shed any light publicly on the investigation. But the Justice Department did leave in place the top federal prosecutor in Delaware — David Weiss, a Trump administration holdover — presumably as a way to ensure continuity.
Hunter Biden confirmed the existence of an investigation into his taxes in December 2020, one month after the presidential election. He said in a statement at the time that he was “confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.”
The Horn editorial team and the Associated Press contributed to this article.