Hunter Biden had a tax bill of more than $2million paid off in full by a high-powered Hollywood lawyer and writer, it has been claimed, as the US President’s son awaits the findings of an investigation into his personal finances.
Entertainment attorney and ‘sugar brother’ Kevin Morris footed the overdue tax bill facing Hunter Biden, according to the New York Post, and has bankrolled the 52-year-old’s lavish lifestyle by covering his rent and daily expenses, while also helping him to sell his artwork produced at his Los Angeles residence.
Morris, who founded entertainment law firm Morris Yorn Barnes Levine and later won a Tony Award for co-producing the hit musical ‘The Book of Mormon’, has not publicly announced a relationship with the President’s son.
But Hunter Biden’s New York-based attorney Christopher Clark confirmed to CBS News that Morris is serving his client as a ‘trusted adviser’, while Morris’ office told a CBS reporter the Hollywood lawyer is crafting a ‘legal and media strategy’ for Hunter.
Morris, 58, earned his fortune negotiating several licensing deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars for Matt Stone and Trey Parker – the creators of satirical cartoon South Park – while his entertainment law firm has represented the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres and Scarlett Johansson.
Morris is also a published author, having released a collection of short stories entitled ‘White Man’s Problems’ in 2015, followed by a novel entitled ‘All Joe Knight’ in 2016.
Hunter Biden meanwhile remains under investigation with the Delaware grand jury for failing to pay taxes on time, along with a host of international financial dealings which intersected with his father’s political life.
Kevin Morris’ office has been contacted for comment.
The Kentucky congressman who will lead Republican investigations if the GOP takes back the House in 2022 is lining up Hunter Biden as one of the main targets.
Rep. James Comer, who is primed to take over as chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, said Hunter Biden and his business associates have many questions to answer over his foreign deals and taxes.
He confirmed the White House will also be pressed on whether the president knew about any of the transactions and believes American voters are now coming around to the fact the Hunter scandal isn’t a ‘conspiracy theory’ and are questioning the administration’s ethics and transparency.
Comer called Hunter a ‘national security risk’ and a ‘grifter’ who has built his ‘business model’ on ‘selling access to his father’, and believes Democrats see him as an issue leading up to the midterms.