The Justice Department eventually dropped the pretense of investigating Hunter Biden and already offered him a full exoneration for years of possible criminal activity. Why waste time, right?
It is becoming increasingly clear that the extraordinary plea agreement that broke down was designed to ensure that the President’s name would not be dragged into any investigation.
US District Court Judge Marilyn Norica, as it happens, is not a part of Team Biden. And on Wednesday in a Delaware courthouse, a stunned judge blew up a sweetheart deal that turned out to be far more corrupt than anyone could have imagined.
Federal prosecutors were willing to let Hunter plead guilty to at least two of the consequential charges—virtually no convictions—on a number of serious potential crimes, including tax, gun and drug offenses, failure to register as an alien agent in exchange for full immunity to what else.
All this, even though Hunter is reportedly still under investigation.
The government did not release the text of the plea agreement – it usually does – but a leaked copy reveals a broad, deliberately vague promise of immunity for offenses committed from 2014 to 2019 buried curiously in paragraph 15 of the pre- was done. Trial diversion agreement.
Hunter’s petition is being accused of trying to shield President Biden from the investigation. Getty Images
On several occasions during the hearing, Norica asked public prosecutors if they knew of any precedent for a plea bargain that offered immunity for “an offense in a separate case”. Every time the answer was no. In one instance, a federal attorney acknowledged that Hunter’s immunity was “tailored to the facts and circumstances.”
In fact, the “circumstances” are what every aspect of the actual Hunter Biden investigation will, sooner or later, lead to.
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How can the FBI properly investigate Hunter’s tax evasion and influence peddling without speaking to the President? Hunter’s laptop was filled with texts and emails in which the son mentioned his father’s role in securing payments and taking deductions. In an email, a Burisma official thanked Hunter for arranging the meeting with his father.
These are private correspondence that Hunter and others never thought would be made public. Why would any of them lie?
On several occasions during the hearing, Norica asked public prosecutors if they knew of any precedent for a plea bargain that offered immunity for “an offense in a separate case”. US District Court for the District of Delaware
Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski also argues that Joe was involved in the family business. He said he was prepared to say so under oath. The same is true for Devon Archer, a close friend of Hunter’s, who is reportedly going to testify that the president made at least 24 calls to Biden family business.
A reliable FBI informant argues that Biden was pressuring foreign companies to pay “bribes” to send millions to the family business. The man says he has Joe’s recording. It seems important.
Two IRS whistleblowers in charge of investigating Hunter’s tax affair also testified under oath that not only was Joe Biden present at at least one business meeting, but the Justice Department would not let the agency investigate. They were “handcuffed,” “hamstrung,” “marginalized,” and eventually restrained. Why should anyone believe that other aspects of the Biden investigation will be handled in a less corrupt manner?
Hunter’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, argues that Joe was involved in the family business. William J. hennessy
Of course, everyone knows that no one works without Joe Biden Inc. This is why any trial for Hunter would be disastrous. At some point, the White House will finally be forced to explain Joe’s many links to his family’s $17 million influence-trading scheme.
Which is why one suspects Hunter’s attorneys and prosecutors will craft a more palatable plea agreement for the judge. The process is going to be a slower one than Joe Biden going up the stairs.
After all, they are on the same side. Federal authorities haven’t even bothered to charge Hunter yet. Why would they do this? The only way to save Hunter from future investigation is to give him a free hand. Not that Attorney General Merrick Garland would ever put the president in danger.
But it’s also worth remembering that all the focus on Hunter’s debauchery can sometimes distract from the real reason the privileged son of the president is being given a free ride. It’s all about the safety of the big man.