Hunter Biden’s deposition on Friday in the child support case involving his four-year-old daughter, Navy Joan Roberts, is the latest chapter in the ongoing mystery regarding his actual financial status. Despite asserting that he’s destitute, certain aspects of Biden’s lifestyle suggest otherwise, highlighting what appears to be a significant discrepancy between his stated condition and his actual living circumstances.
The crux of the case lies in Biden’s plea to reduce the $20,000 monthly child support owed to Lunden Roberts he had initially agreed to pay in 2020. However, his assertion of financial hardship seems counterintuitive when considering the opulent lifestyle he leads, residing in a Los Angeles mansion and enjoying the protection of the Secret Service.
Hunter Biden disowned his own daughter because he wanted her aborted. And Joe and Jill Biden have not only enabled their son's gross behavior, but they've disowned her as well.
Absolutely hideous. https://t.co/Ru07t4bhCD
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) June 14, 2023
As Roberts’ lawyer Clinton Lancaster aptly noted in a court filing last month, “Mr. Biden does not want to disclose his income and assets, says that he is somewhat financially destitute, while he lives on a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, has Secret Service protection, and enjoys his time abroad.”
A notable element of the case unfolded when Biden arrived at the deposition in Little Rock, Arkansas, in a motorcade, having flown in on a private plane estimated to cost between $55,000 and $117,000. This act sparked further doubts regarding Biden’s purported destitution. These discrepancies have not escaped the court’s notice, with the presiding judge expressing dissatisfaction with the information provided by Biden’s legal team, going so far as to state that their claims to redact some personal information are being misused.
Amid this legal tangle, a surprise appearance by Lunden Roberts lent to the media spectacle surrounding the proceedings. A source reported that her presence may have been a strategic move aimed at preventing dishonesty, presenting a psychological dimension beyond the legal aspects of the case.
Roberts’ legal team seeks information on everything from Biden’s foreign business deals to his art buyers. Their diligence seems aimed to secure appropriate support for the child Hunter and the first family have abandoned and to ensure Biden’s financial transparency.
In addition to the child support case, Biden also faces investigations by the U.S. Attorney in Delaware and Congress into his family’s financial dealings. Revelations from these investigations could potentially expose more damaging information, suggesting that Biden’s bid to lower child support payments might have inadvertently opened Pandora’s box of unwanted scrutiny.
Adding to the legal complexity of the situation is the issue of Navy Joan’s last name. Despite the Biden name’s controversial reputation, Lunden Roberts wishes for her daughter to carry the Biden name, arguing that it is associated with education, success, financial acumen and political power.