Biden Ordered To Appear In Paternity Action On Threat Of Contempt

We have been following the case of Hunter Biden in Arkansas as he continues to resist efforts to confirm his wealth and establish child support for his child with Lunden Alexis Roberts. Her lawyers have been trying unsuccessfully to get access to financial records and other information and now Independence County Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer has ordered him to appear on January 29th to “show cause, if any exists, as to why he should not be held in contempt for any of the alleged violations of this Court’s orders.”

The show cause order was issued after Biden missed yet another date for disclosing his finances. That was also accompanied this week by a “Second Motion for Contempt and for Order to Show Cause.” Biden was supposed to disclose his financial information on Jan. 16th. Even though the information would remain under seal, Biden continued to refuse. The information is standard for determining child support and other issues.

Roberts’ attorneys wrote Hunter Biden “continues to act as though he has no respect for this court, its orders, the legal process in this state, or the needs of his child for support.”

As discussed earlier, Biden denied being the father of the child and forced Roberts to pursue a DNA test in court. The test proved that he is the father with Roberts.

Ironically, Joe Biden has been attacked for a 1981 op-ed entitled “Congress is Subsidizing Deterioration of Family.” In the column, Biden suggested that families with more income should not receive tax credits for child care because one parent should stay at home while the other works. Biden bemoaned the loss of “individual responsibility and said that day-care centers were “monuments to our growing unwillingness to accept personal responsibility.” Of course, that is particularly difficult when one of the parents not only does not support his child but denies that he ever had an intimate relationship with the mother.

When asked about the court previously ordering DNA tests confirming Biden’s status as the father, Joe Biden snapped at a reporter and said “No, that’s a private matter and I have no comment.” He then told the Fox reporter “Only you would ask that. You’re a good man. You’re a good man. Classy.”

Joe Biden, like many presidential candidates, has long identified deadbeat dads as a major national problem. He even used the issue to defend a controversial bankruptcy bill in 2001 when he was a senator. In a 2001 Senate floor speech, Biden defended the law by arguing that the bankruptcy bill would actually improve the situation for women and children. By including a requirement that “deadbeat dads” who file for bankruptcy must make child support payments above nearly all other creditors, Biden insisted “This bill empowers women. It gives them a say in the bankruptcy proceedings relating to her absent spouse.”

Hunter Biden is also reportedly expecting a child with his new wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, whom he married this past May

35 thoughts on “Biden Ordered To Appear In Paternity Action On Threat Of Contempt”

  1. What happened to the $83,000 a month Hunter Biden was paid by Burisma? For five years as it has been reported. Off shore acct? How could he spend $4.8 million dollars if it’s true. His former wife said he wasn’t even giving her the basics for their children. What kind of guy spends money on strippers & drugs & let’s his kids go without?

  2. Gee, maybe Hunter Biden could get a good gig advertising Trojans. If only I had used my head, no the one on my shoulders!

  3. Biden, Biden, bo ridin. Bannan fanna fo hiben. Fee fi moe slidin.

    Moe, Larry, Cheese!

  4. Kevin Drum:

    Investigating Hunter Biden Was Worth Millions of Dollars to Donald Trump

    by Kevin Drum

    And so it begins. Republicans are now arguing that, sure, President Trump tried to extort Ukraine into investigating a political opponent. So what? Here is Federalist Society superstar Josh Blackman:

    President Trump did not stand to receive any money or property from the Ukrainian president….Receiving a “personal political benefit” does not transform an otherwise legal action — requesting an investigation — into impeachable conduct.

    Here is the Republican senator from Tennessee:

    Sen. Marsha Blackburn

    Putting conditions on foreign aid is nothing new.

    Clinton did it.

    Obama did it.

    9:47 AM – Jan 23, 2020

    And here is the second article of impeachment against Richard Nixon:

    He misused the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, and other executive personnel, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, by directing or authorizing such agencies or personnel to conduct or continue electronic surveillance or other investigations for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office….

    Back in 1974, directing an “investigation” for purposes “unrelated” to lawful functions of the office produced a 28-10 vote in the Judiciary Committee for impeachment. That included six Republicans. Today, extorting an investigation from Ukraine for personal gain produces nothing but sophistry from Republicans.

    It is plain to everyone that Trump’s lengthy battering of Ukraine—which went on for months and months—was not a legitimate use of his office. He never asked Ukraine to take action against corruption in general. He asked for only one thing: an investigation of Hunter Biden. That’s it. That’s all he wanted. And it was worth millions of dollars to him, far more than any ordinary illegal campaign contribution delivered in a plain black suitcase.

  5. Is this deadbeat still dragging his feet on his familial responsibilities? I cannot imagine the terrible pain this child is going to feel when he or she grows up, and witnesses the intense favoritism that Hunter shows to the family he created with his wife. Reminds me of the discarded offspring of Steve Jobs.

    Who cares if the mother was not a woman who Hunter wanted to marry? He made a child, so man up and be a father to that child and decent to the mother.

  6. Hunter Biden is also reportedly expecting a child with his new wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, whom he married this past May

    One reason we have an ample population of deadbeat dads is that the character type has a constituency in the female population. Something tells me that a working majority of Hunter’s women more-or-less deserve him.

  7. Democrats have never been and will never be pro-family until they denounce abortion as killing a vulnerable, defenseless human being. Hunter is a reflection of the Democrats hostility to families, women and children.

    Right to Life March tomorrow, Friday, Jan 24, in Washington DC

  8. I can read it now in my mind

    “Mr. Biden cannot attend because he is awaiting a reporting time to appear before the impeachment hearings.

    Mr. Biden cannot attend because he is awaiting a reporting time to appear before the Arkansas Courts on a family matter.

  9. Kind of makes you wonder how many fatherless children Old Joe has running around, right? Because obviously this is a direct reflection of his – “their” – personal attitude not only towards women generally but, more specifically, the political divide itself – deplorables versus the political aristocracy subject only to those behavioral parameters they themselves arbitrarily devise.

    It’s no longer a question of does a privileged political class exist in our society; the working-class of America know most assuredly that it does – rather it is a question of how MUCH the political class can get away with.

    Biden earlier this week essentially stated that DWI should not be a felony; why is it a felony? Well, because the general public generally feels that people who drive drunk are a threat to their welfare – health, safety and security. One is left to wonder, how well insulated are these elites that they should so radically view violence so casually? For certainly those many effected by the drunk driver are the victims of wanton violence.

    In New York, we have Democrats freeing offenders through bail-less jails while simultaneously they legitimize low-level crime. Those arrested for selling “controlled” are now immediately freed to repeat offend repeatedly. And yet there is not a family in America that has not been effected in some way or some manner by our opioid “crisis.” Again, how well insulated are these ivory tower maidens, our political elite, that they should be so careless regarding crime and wanton victimization?

    There was another recent Turley article that discussed, addressed, commented on, free speech issues on the college campus; I am here reminded of two things: One, I can recall a time in America when political organizations were NOT permitted on campus; why? Well because the university was supposedly an “institution of higher learning” and not a common grounds on which to convene for the purpose of building armies. Two, visions of German academic aristocracy, of former centuries, who themselves comprised a distinct, liberated, privileged class, not at all subject to the laws of ordinary or common man. One could literally commit murder and get away with it. There is both difference and similarity: those elite German academics did support the political class, they in fact educated the nobility, and no doubt for reasons of empowerment; yet they were nonetheless organizations, institutions, dedicated to the pursuit of true-truths, not yet wholly political entities which so little regard, “truth.” Yet at the same time this rather liberal academic educational entity retained the ability to contain: Nietzsche himself was thrown out of university; I know because it was my third great-grandfather who expelled him for what he believed to be just cause.

    The point is we cannot avoid this impression, or such analogies, which have no place in America’s class-less society where, traditionally, or rather, historically speaking, “none shall be placed, one above the other” – words to that effect, East Hampton, NY, Compact of 1640.

  10. More perverse news on the Biden dynasty….including Joe’s siblings James, Valerie and Frank Biden, and his son-in-law, Howard.

    Peter Schweizer, who specializes in Washington self-dealing and has a new book out on the subject, shares some interesting tidbits in the New York Post. Example: In 2010, the president of HillStone International, a subsidiary of a large construction firm, visited the White House and met with a member of the vice president’s staff. A couple of weeks later, it hired the vice president’s brother, James, in a senior position. Schweizer writes:

    “James Biden was joining HillStone just as the firm was starting negotiations to win a massive contract in war-torn Iraq. Six months later, the firm announced a contract to build 100,000 homes. It was part of a $35 billion, 500,000-unit project deal won by TRAC Development, a South Korean company. HillStone also received a $22 million US federal government contract to manage a construction project for the State Department.”

    James Biden had about as much background in construction management as Hunter Biden did in Ukrainian natural-gas developments. But he had a brother in the White House, and that counts for something, surely. Is this obviously corrupt? It is not obviously illegal, but that is a distinct question. Schweizer finds similar situations involving no fewer than five members of the Biden family: James and Frank, his brothers; Hunter, his son; Howard, his son-in-law, and Valerie, his sister. None has been charged with any crime. None is likely to be charged with any crime.

    – Kevin Williamson

  11. Seems like perfect justification for calling Trump into a deposition by the Senate.

    1. I agree with Martha Nelson and others who ask why are you writing exposés about the Bidens during the impeachment trial? Your blog is becoming a tabloid.

      1. And yet you and your troll pals are here.

        Don’t forget to pay your subscription dues. Darren could use a raise to pay for the mental damage he sustains from all of us

  12. JT cements his position as an RNC hack posing as an objective and scholarly commentator on the law. Hunter Biden is a nobody who republicans like JT want to put on the 1st page for self serving reasons. I think tomorrow is Hillary’s turn again.

    1. Thank you! I have been following Turley’s blog for years and noticed this utterly pathetic bias grow and grow over the years. This is the lowest villifying trash post I can recall ever seeing by JT. How sad.

    2. JT cements his position as an RNC hack

      The moderator occasionally posts something inconvenient for partisan Democrats, enraging Gainesville.

  13. The term “sleazeball” comes to mind. Personally, I think he was pulled out of a rehab facility, put under a cold shower, dried off and given a handler to do his TV interview. You can hear the handler in the background.

  14. More news coming out showing what a classy bunch the Biden family is.

    Many of them appear to be candidates for a Jerry Springer show – and the Dems want them to be the first family!

    Watch the inevitable Pinko responses – “But the Trumps are worse”; as if that excuses the Bidens.

    1. Interesting that this is a thing. It’s like reading one of those scandal sheets in London.

      Yes, the Trumps are worse but Hunter Biden is a a philanderer and a dead beet. No excuses. Hunter Biden, however, is not the President but I realize he’s a great distraction for some.

      As to Pinko response….the only Pinkos I know support the Putin loving President who has now been impeached. Enjoy your day.

      1. Justice Holmes: Next month, Donald Trump will still be president and you will still be the east end of a horse going west.

        And can’t anyone do something about this clown using the handle Justice Holmes? It’s a disgrace.

        1. Im not a lawyer and am not sure who JH is trying to impersonate. I recall the perverse majority opinion of Buck v. Bell authored by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. It inspired the Nazis in their devising a plan to kill people who they perceived a burden to society, sentiments articulated verbatim by Holmes a decade earlier.

          It would be plausible to argue that the present Democrat leadership, most all DNC Presidential candidates, Liberal news media, the Left, and Progressives (with their obsession with ending the life of a newborn), et al, articulate the same animus towards Americans that Justice Holmes did in 1927, e.g. menace to society, feeble minded, imbeciles, should be sterilized, are mental defectives, degenerates, etc

          Hillary’s “deplorables” is Holme’s “degenerates”

          U.S. Supreme Court
          Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927)

          No. 292

          Argued April 22, 1927

          Decided May 2, 1927

          Mr. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the Court.

          This is a writ of error to review a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeals of the State of Virginia affirming a judgment of the Circuit Court of Amherst County by which the defendant in error, the superintendent of the State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble Minded, was ordered to perform the operation of salpingectomy upon Carrie Buck, the plaintiff in error, for the purpose of making her sterile. 143 Va. 310. The case comes here upon the contention that the statute authorizing the judgment is void under the Fourteenth Amendment as denying to the plaintiff in error due process of law and the equal protection of the laws.

          Carrie Buck is a feeble minded white woman who was committed to the State Colony above mentioned in due form. She is the daughter of a feeble minded mother in the same institution, and the mother of an illegitimate feeble minded child. She was eighteen years old at the time of the trial of her case in the Circuit Court, in the latter part of 1924. An Act of Virginia, approved March 20, 1924, recites that the health of the patient and the welfare of society may be promoted in certain cases by the sterilization of mental defectives, under careful safeguard, &c.; that the sterilization may be effected in males by vasectomy and in females by salpingectomy, without serious pain or substantial danger to life; that the Commonwealth is supporting in various institutions many defective persons who, if now discharged, would become a menace…

          It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind.”

          1. Estovir, this is one of your stupid Culture Wars comments that has nothing to do with Turley’s column or anything in the news. It’s just a feeble effort to tie Commentor Holmes with the Holocaust. And only an Anti-Abortion Activist would waste comment space on such a distraction.

            1. And only an Anti-Abortion Activist would waste comment space on such a distraction.

              I realize logic is not your forte, but you have just declared yourself to be an Anti-Abortion Activist.

              We appreciate your support. Well done!

              1. Olly as usually your comment is a pathetically strained effort at ‘devastating wit’. Your replies could be compiled in a folder entitled “Lame Misfired Jokes”

                1. your comment is a pathetically strained effort at ‘devastating wit’.

                  Oh, it was no strain at all, that is if you have the capacity for thinking logically.

                  Your replies could be compiled in a folder entitled “Lame Misfired Jokes”

                  Sure. They would be filed away in that vast empty space called the left half of your brain.

          1. Unwoke has a real job whereas you…..

            Tell us again what you do for a living to support your ADHD with copious amounts of powdered lines of Adderall on a fake dollar bill?

            Oh yes, that’s right:

            “You can pretty much set your watch by a Media Matters troll twisting a conservative’s words.”

            realiable sources

      2. John Bolton is not the president either. Nor are Pompeo and McGahn, etc.
        If that is Justice Holmes “standard” for who should qualify—-“Hunter Biden us not the president”—- then let’s apply that standard to all potential witnesses.
        The Bidens and Trump’s interest in getting Ukraine to investigate them are a central part of the accusations against him.
        There are things that are known about the Bidens’ activities and Hunter’s appointment to a lucrative position on the Burisma board.
        That does not that mean that we have complete knowledge of how and why Hunter got that job, or exactly what VP Biden was doing during his numerous visits to Ukraine and contact with Ukraine leadership
        You could try to find out if they are available for Senate testimony during the trial. Or if the FBI and a Special Counsel were to spent over two years examining the Bidens’ activity relating to Ukraine, put them under a microscope for over two years and look under every rock, we could see what happens.
        Or you can claim that since neither one is the president, they are not relevant to the impeachment process. .

      3. Justice Holmes:

        As anticipated, you and your fellow Pinkos (see above) are here in force whining about Trump.

        What comes across is that Pinkos are driven by negative emotions – anger, vindictiveness, resentment – and are unable to be moral about the issue under discussion – the Biden family.

        Look at Estovir’s comment above – he raises several material points about Biden ethics, yet all you and your fellow Pinkos can do is whine about Trump.

        You really are unattractive people.

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