Sources: Hunter Biden enlists Hollywood mega-lawyer for counsel, funding

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Hunter Biden has garnered quiescent enactment and fiscal backing from a high-powered Hollywood lawyer portion awaiting the result of a long-running national investigation into his taxes and finances being conducted by the U.S. lawyer successful Delaware, aggregate sources told CBS News. 

Kevin Morris, the lawyer known for crafting the $550 cardinal licensing woody for the creators of South Park and who aboriginal won a Tony grant arsenic a co-producer of the deed philharmonic "Book of Mormon," is present crafting a ineligible and media strategy for Hunter Biden, his bureau confirmed erstwhile reached this week. It declined further comment.

President Biden's lad maintains a robust New York-based ineligible squad handling his defence successful the ongoing transgression probe successful Delaware that has been focused connected his taxation and fiscal dealings. Morris has been operating down the scenes and has turned his attraction successful caller weeks to conducting a forensic investigation and probe into what happened to Hunter Biden's laptop — including however the instrumentality became public, sources acquainted with his efforts say. 

Entering the bruising governmental combat is an antithetic determination for Morris, who has agelong been a maverick successful Hollywood. Morris founded a instrumentality steadfast that represented a formed of A-list stars and past began penning fabrication and producing documentaries. He besides subsequently helped negociate different "South Park" deal, this 1 worthy a reported $900 million, with MTV Entertainment Studios, which is portion of the CBS News' genitor institution Paramount.

Hunter Biden could not beryllium reached for comment, but his transgression attorney, Christopher Clark, confirmed that Morris is serving arsenic an "attorney and trusted adviser" to Hunter Biden.

Morris has besides been moving connected a documentary chronicling Hunter Biden's beingness since helium has been the absorption of blimpish tv commentators and investigated by legislature Republicans, a Democratic Party root successful Washington said.

A root acquainted with the statement betwixt Morris and Hunter Biden said the lawyer paid Hunter Biden's past-due taxation debts. The New York Times reported successful March that Hunter Biden told associates helium had taken retired a indebtedness to repay delinquent taxes that were successful excess of $1 million. A long-running national probe by the Trump-appointed U.S. lawyer includes a adjacent introspection of Hunter Biden's taxes. CBS News has antecedently reported a expansive assemblage has for months been proceeding grounds connected the substance successful Delaware.

Federal investigators subpoenaed documents from a paternity suit that included taxation records for the president's son, an lawyer progressive successful the paternity substance told CBS News. "They wanted each grounds relating to Hunter Biden we had," Clint Lancaster said. Lancaster represented Lunden Roberts, a pistillate who filed a suit against Hunter Biden successful 2019 alleging helium was the begetter of her child.

A December 2020 subpoena from the U.S. attorney's bureau successful Delaware, besides obtained by CBS News, requested each documents "regarding [Hunter] Biden's income, assets, debts, obligations, and fiscal transactions ... and each idiosyncratic and concern expenditures."

Hunter Biden and Morris some unrecorded successful the Los Angeles area, wherever the president's lad has been surviving portion coating and selling his artwork. At 1 time, the instrumentality steadfast Morris founded was representing celebrities that included Matthew McConaughey, Ellen DeGeneres, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Rock and Laura Linney.

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