According to a report from CNN, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors regarding his federal tax misdemeanors and a felony gun possession charge.
President Biden and his wife Jill Biden, didn’t have much to say after the news broke. They didn’t need to. They’re having the last laugh.
White House spokesman Ian Sams said in a statement, “The President and First Lady love their son and support him as he continues to rebuild his life. We will have no further comment.”
This, from the man who just three days ago was calling for stronger gun laws in another shameless display of rules for thee but not for me.
Authenticated emails from 2018 and 2019 revealed that Hunter Biden’s debts were accumulating despite warnings from his bank, accountant, and others about his tax obligations. His attorney has attributed these difficulties to his addiction issues but stated that his client has now fully paid his IRS tax debts.
A Fox News report states that the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, David C. Weiss, revealed that Hunter Biden had received taxable income exceeding $1.5 million annually in 2017 and 2018 but failed to pay the income tax owed, accumulating a debt of over $100,000 each year.
Despite owing in excess of $100,000 in federal income taxes each year, he did not pay the income tax due for either year,” Weiss’ office told Fox News. “According to the firearm Information, from on or about October 12, 2018, through October 23, 2018, Hunter Biden possessed a firearm despite knowing he was an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance.”
Weiss’ office said if convicted, Hunter Biden faces a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison on each of the tax charges — a total of two years — and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on the firearm charge.
However, according to CNN sources, it is expected that the Justice Department will recommend probation for the tax crimes.
And, the felony gun possession charge will be “diverted,” meaning it will be dismissed if Hunter Biden fulfills certain conditions for a specified period.
A statement from Hunter Biden’s attorney reads, in part, “With the announcement of two agreements between my client, Hunter Biden, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, it is my understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved.”
According to the report, Senate investigators discovered millions of dollars in “questionable financial transactions” involving Hunter Biden, his associates, and foreign individuals. These transactions included dealings with the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and individuals connected to the Chinese Communist Party.
And what about the separate whistleblower allegation that the FBI and the Justice Department have a document that describes a criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions?
Or the whistleblower allegations suggesting that the FBI had significant and impactful evidence regarding potential criminal conduct related to Hunter’s work with Burisma Holdings?
I guess that’s all “resolved” too
Once again, the party that consistently complains about the two-tiered system of justice is the one that uses it most effectively.
So Hunter Biden gets away with a slap on the wrist for tax and gun charges, and the media will close the book and report that “justice has been served.”
Jonathan Turley put it best when he said, “I think for many this is going to look like you ticketed the getaway driver after a bank robbery.”