Kathleen Buhle, Hunter Biden’s ex-wife, expressed grave worries about Biden’s financial behavior in an email she sent in 2017 during their contentious divorce. The latest work by Miranda Devine, “Laptop from Hell: Hunter Biden, Big Tech and the Dirty Secrets the President Tried to Hide,” explores the complaints voiced by Buhle.
Noting that Biden had spent $122,000 in just two months, Buhle harshly reprimanded him in the email for what she deemed as wasteful and reckless expenditure. He was also accused of concealing assets and slashing her and their three children’s monthly support payments from $17,000 to $1,700.
Federal prosecutors would later confirm Buhle’s fears by revealing the full amount of Biden’s lavish spending. Claiming to have spent an astounding $4.9 million over four years, Biden squandered a lot of money on different women and pornographic entertainment.
Biden was further embroiled in legal trouble when special counsel David Weiss indicted him on nine charges in Los Angeles, California. Biden was facing accusations relating to tax evasion, including three felonies and six misdemeanors, for a lavish lifestyle that allegedly cost him over $1 million between 2016 and 2019. His maximum sentence, if found guilty on all charges, would be seventeen years in jail.
Biden maintained his tendency of extravagant spending even as he dealt with personal issues. In February 2018, he was renting a lavish waterfront property in Annapolis, MD, worth $5 million. He shared the property with Hallie, who was his brother Beau’s widow, according to his laptop emails and records. Even in Los Angeles, he continued to be a spendthrift, shelling out big bucks for posh hotel rooms and encounters with escorts.
As a result of his lavish lifestyle, Biden spent over $69,000 on dental work, high-end clothing, and other luxury items in New York City. A large portion of his budget went toward his spending at different adult entertainment places.
On the other hand, Biden’s “Beautiful Things” biography delves further into his battles with addiction and his less lavish habits, which are at odds with these discoveries. Biden was accused of concealing the transfer of $140,000 from book sales to Buhle’s bank account without informing the IRS, according to the special counsel’s inquiry into financial irregularities involving his book proceeds.
According to Buhle’s memoir “If We Break: A Memoir of Marriage, Addiction, and Healing,” published in 2022, the couple’s mounting debt put a heavy emotional and financial weight on Buhle, revealing a picture of a financially irresponsible marriage marred by personal struggles.