Hunter’s Sugar Brother Runs Out Of Cash

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As Hunter Biden prepares for his June 3 trial related to his federal gun charges, it appears that he may be down one of his closest allies. 

For years, the crown prince of the Biden family has been supported by his “sugar brother,” Kevin Morris, who has helped him devise his strategy for attacking critics and even helped Hunter cover some of his tax bills. 

Now, it looks like the sugar brother is out of sugar. 

Kevin Morris, a Hollywood entertainment lawyer who has long supported the president’s son, has told associates that he has run out of resources to help fund Biden’s legal defense, according to a person close to Morris who was granted anonymity to discuss private conversations, writes Politico.

“The reason Kevin got involved financially in the first place was that he could see that no one was going to help Hunter,” said the person. “Now, four and a half years later, there’s still no help — and now Kevin is completely tapped out. So just when Hunter is facing two criminal trials starting in a few weeks, he has no resources. It’s pretty dire.”

Morris has played a key role in handling Biden’s legal bills, as he detailed in an interview with lawmakers in January. The possibility that Morris can no longer serve as a benefactor is the latest sign of the tumult surrounding the president’s son in the final weeks of preparation for two trials that he — and his father — had hoped would never happen.

The person close to Morris said that the Hollywood lawyer faces financial constraints that present “a huge problem” and that there are concerns about how Biden will pay for expert witnesses to testify for him at his Delaware trial. It is unclear precisely how much Morris has spent thus far to support Biden, but in a January letter to the House oversight committee, Morris’ lawyer said Morris had loaned Biden more than $6.5 million.

Without his buddy to help him, Hunter has been facing major financial strain. CNN reported that he has “racked up more than $10 million in legal bills over the past five years and could spend millions more as he confronts federal charges and the possibility of a costly trial.

The legal bills – which have not been previously reported – are a combination of fees incurred during a yearslong federal investigation of him, his divorce and his custody dispute in Arkansas, along with an aggressive new approach of filing lawsuits against his political detractors, according to people familiar with the figure.

Hunter Biden’s allies had hoped that fundraising help would have come by now from top supporters of his father, President Joe Biden, but that hasn’t happened.”

“Nobody will help him financially,” one person close to Hunter told CNN.

Hunter’s financial problems come as his presidential family is apparently facing financial constraints, as well. America’s News Brief noted that Joe Biden recently released required financial statements “have revealed something surprising. The president, despite raking in millions of dollars since leaving the vice presidency, can’t live within his own means.”

The Daily Mail reported that Joe and Jill Biden are carrying almost a million dollars in debt because no one is buying their books. 

In total, the Bidens reported assets between roughly $1 million and $2.6 million and liabilities between roughly $350,000 and $850,000, according to an Office of Government Ethics form that lists ranges rather than precise figures. 

U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika recently rejected Hunter’s request to delay his trial until September, saying, “everyone can get done what needs to get done” by the first week of June.

The president’s son has pleaded not guilty to the gun charges. He will also face nine charges related to tax fraud later in the year. 

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