This week, President Joe Biden took another vacation, this time to Lake Tahoe in Nevada. He and some of his family stayed at the $18 million waterfront mansion owned by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, a prominent Democratic donor and climate activist.
Hunter Biden, who has had scandals in the past, was also present on the trip; Fox News reported that he was seen trying to go unnoticed while out in town.
On Wednesday, a media outlet acquired footage of Hunter Biden attempting to avoid reporters by slipping out the backdoor of a yoga business in Lake Tahoe.
In the video, a woman wearing a pink hoodie opened the door and looked around before Biden, donning an American flag-emblazoned cap and dark hoodie, cautiously exited down several steps while she stayed put in the doorway.
Afterward, he was concealed behind multiple black SUVs and escorted by Secret Service agents in civilian clothing.
Last week, the New York Post reported that President Joe and First Lady Jill Biden, accompanied by family members, visited Lake Tahoe on Friday for a week-long stay at the $18 million mansion owned by Steyer, who had vied against Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary.
It was stated by the White House that Hunter Biden and his wife Melissa Cohen, plus their infant son Beau arrived separately on a commercial flight to be waiting for President Biden’s arrival.
In 2007, Tom Steyer reportedly purchased his lakefront property for $15 million. Now estimated to be valued at around $18.1 million, the estate offers six bedrooms and is located in an exclusive gated community that features a “spectacular lakeside gazebo [that] rests between the park-like grounds and the calming shores of Glenbrook Bay.”
According to the White House, Joe Biden’s family paid “fair market value” in rent for their week-long stay; however, they did not disclose exactly what this rental price was.
Fox News reported that the video of Hunter Biden sneaking around Lake Tahoe was released about two weeks after US Attorney for Delaware David Weiss, who had been conducting an investigation into the President’s son, was appointed as special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
This appointment came a few weeks after the plea deal for Hunter, which involved him getting probation for two tax misdemeanors and immunity from more serious felony charges, failed to get approved by a federal judge who questioned its contents.
House Republicans are continuing their investigations into the president’s son via the House Oversight, Judiciary, and Ways and Means Committees. This redoubling of investigations comes despite, or possibly due to, Attorney General Garland’s appointment of Special Counsel Weiss.
Republican investigators have expressed a lack of trust in AG Garland and Special Counsel Weiss to conduct an impartial investigation on Hunter Biden’s potential criminal activities or impeachable offenses with regard to foreign business dealings or influence-peddling.