Sources say that the probe has intensified in recent months 'with discussions among Delaware-based prosecutors, investigators running the probe and officials at Justice Department headquarters.'
While no final decision has been made, the possibility of dropping charges on Hunter would put a longstanding guideline to avoid bringing politically sensitive cases close to an election.
Discussions recently have centered around possibly bringing charges that could include alleged tax violations and making a false statement in connection with Biden's purchase of a firearm at a time he would have been prohibited from doing so because of his acknowledged struggles with drug addiction.
Adding to the pressure, Republicans in Congress have already announced that if they take over the House of Representatives after the midterm elections, they plan to launch new investigations and hold hearings to examine the conduct of Hunter Biden and others in the Biden family. -CNN
The debate over whether to bring the case this close to midterms has revolved around the fact that Joe Biden isn't on the ballot.