WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden’s primary patron since his father entered the White House is speaking with House investigators Thursday as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
The first son’s so-called “sugar brother,” Hollywood lawyer Kevin Morris, agreed to appear for questioning by the three House committees leading the inquiry into Joe Biden’s links to his relatives’ foreign business dealings and an alleged Justice Department coverup.
Morris, 60, reportedly met Hunter for the first time at a California fundraiser for then-candidate Joe Biden in either November or December 2019.
He quickly becomes Hunter’s chief benefactor, supplanting Chinese, Ukrainian, and other income sources dating to his dad’s vice presidency.
Morris gave or loaned at least $4.9 million to cover back taxes and living expenses for the now-53-year-old Hunter, including doling out $875,000 for his novice art and allegedly purchasing his 10% stake in Chinese-stake-owned investment fund BHR Partners during Joe Biden’s first year in the White House.
A congressional source told The Post that key questions for Morris will focus on how he and Hunter met and his motives for providing so much money.
Republicans say that a recently revealed Feb. 7, 2020 email from Morris indicates that he was motivated at least in part by politics rather than mere friendship and argue that the transactions could amount to illegal campaign contributions.
In the email, Morris wrote to accountants on Hunter’s behalf that they should expedite their work on tax papers to avoid “considerable risk personally and politically.”
A series of additional high-stakes interviews have been booked with impeachment inquiry witnesses.
Former Biden family associates Mervyn Yan and Rob Walker are set to testify next week, with Eric Schwerin due to appear the following week, a source told The Post.
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