(FixThisNation.com) – America First Legal has filed a lawsuit against both the Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland alleging that Hunter Biden had not registered as a foreign agent, as he would have been required to do.
The allegations refer to the time of former President Barack Obama’s administration, during which time Hunter Biden had represented Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, in all of their dealings with the White House. However, as he was registered as a foreign agent this constituted a violation of the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) under 22 U.S.C. § 611(b).
Gene Hamilton, AFL’s VP and general counsel, stated that the complaint is clear and that Hunter Biden seems to have taken advantage of his political access in order to benefit from the deals made with the foreign company. They added that any other person who had attempted to do the same without registering as a foreign agent for this conduct would have been criminally prosecuted. However, Garland and his Justice Department had chosen to bend to the wants of the Biden family.
The group points out that it is the attorney general’s non-discretionary duty to make sure that Hunter Biden would be registered as a foreign agent, which would have helped increase transparency on his dealings.
FARA defines an “agent of a foreign principal” as anyone who works in a capacity to request, control, or direct foreign principals or people who do not have their activities directly monitored. Garland failed to require that Hunter Biden register as a foreign agent and did not follow the law related to such cases.
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