Hunter Biden cries the poor mouth in court to reduce child support payments; judge is not bending

Hunter Biden’s effort to cry poor in hopes of reducing his $20,000 per month child support payments did not sit well with the judge who demanded actual evidence: “This cryptic-type of ballgame is not going to cut it come trial time.”

Monday, Biden appeared with his attorneys opposite Lunden Roberts, the mother of his four-year-old daughter Navy Joan Roberts, at a courthouse in Batesville, Arkansas. His presence at the two-hour pretrial hearing had been mandated by Independence County Circuit Judge Holly Meyer who presided as the Biden team attempted to skirt detailing his financials in favor of sob stories.

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, lamentations over the president’s son’s unemployment status were heard along with an account of the repossession of his Porsche and that, after traveling aboard Air Force One with President Joe Biden, Hunter “was forced to sleep on a cot in his father’s room,” while they were in Ireland.

Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell noted that the $20,000 per month in child support they wanted to be reduced for hardship amounted to around $750,000 since the 2020 agreement. However, a brief filed by Roberts’ attorney reportedly contended Lowell charges $855 per billable hour.

“If Mr. Biden can afford a Washington DC, Hollywood, Chicago big law, and the best domestic relations attorney on the Texas side of the Texarkana border, he surely must have income for child support purposes,” the brief stated.

Estimates suggest Biden has shelled out more than $100,000 per month on defense related to multiple investigations including a tax probe by the Department of Justice and various reviews by congressional committees.

As previously reported, Meyer had ordered Biden and Roberts present at every hearing in the future after his attorney, Brent Langdon, had seemingly dodged pertinent questions as to ownership of the infamous laptop from hell. “Your honor, I am not in a position to even begin to answer that question,” he had concluded on whether it belonged to his client.

Similar dodging was ill-met by Meyer, who reportedly said, “If you come saying you want to reduce your child support, you need to show me why.”

The judge stated that all records requested must be submitted by May 12 and “incomplete answers are not answers.”

“This cryptic-type of ballgame is not going to cut it come trial time,” she elaborated, having also slammed the attorneys over clandestine efforts. “The ability to redact is somewhat being abused.”

“I’m seeing a lot of things filed, especially by Mr. Biden’s counsel, sealing things, redacting things, that are not confidential,” Meyer stated.

Biden was specifically pressed on his high-profile art deals but, according to the New York Post, his attorneys defended his lack of knowledge on purchasers or values as those details were kept from him to ensure no influence-peddling could be attributed to the transactions.

Regardless of Biden’s lack of detail, Meyer insisted overall, “It’s a little incredible that there is no estimate of valuations,” and informed Roberts’ attorney, Clinton Lancaster, that he could issue a subpoena to compel the gallery to provide names and prices.

Included on the calendar of upcoming court dates detailed by the Arkansas Times was another pretrial hearing slated for May 23, the deposition of expert witness and laptop content publisher Garrett Ziegler on May 22, and the depositions of Biden and Roberts between June 13 and 16.

The trial is set for July 22-24, 2023.


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