By Katherine Donlevy
Hunter Biden was spotted Thursday enjoying a lavish lunch at Malibu hotspot Nobu as news swarmed of the newly unveiled bombshell FBI informant file describing a $10 million bribery allegation against him and his presidential father.
The scandal-riddled first son appeared unbothered leaving the swanky beachside spot that’s co-owned by Robert De Niro — and Japanese A5 Wagyu sells for $38 an ounce, king crab tempura goes for $58 and a lobster shiitake salad will set diners back $72.
Biden hid behind a pair of aviators and a camouflage baseball cap bearing the emblem from the California state flag.
He also sported a navy button-down shirt paired with a pair of dark jeans, the pockets of which he sunk his hands into as he waited for his ride to whisk him from his grand meal.
Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of natural gas company Burisma Holdings, told the informant in 2016 while meeting at a coffee shop in Vienna, that “it cost 5 [million] to pay one Biden, and 5 [million] to another Biden,” according to a redacted June 2020 document.
According to the informant, both Biden and Hunter told Zlochevsky it was in his best interest to keep Hunter on Burisma’s board as the company looked to do business in the US.
The company allegedly kept Hunter on the board because they believed “his dad” could help protect them, despite Zlochevsky believing Hunter was “stupid” and that his own “dog was smarter.”
Zlochevsky allegedly claimed to have 17 recordings of conversations with the Bidens — two of which involved Joe — as well as “many text messages” and two documents that the informant “understood to be” financial records of “payment(s) to the Bidens.”
Just hours after the document was released, an IRS special agent revealed that federal prosecutors tasked with investigating Hunter’s alleged tax fraud case unanimously agreed to drop recommended felony and misdemeanor tax charges against the president’s son.
The alleged dismissal is a violation of Justice Department policy.
Hunter agreed to plead guilty last month to two misdemeanor charges of failing to pay at least $100,000 in federal income taxes between 2017 and 2018, according to a letter submitted to federal court by Weiss in June.