(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – The federal judge overseeing President Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s case voiced worry over a related agreement on a more serious allegation of gun possession, which led to the collapse of the plea agreement in his case for two tax offenses on Wednesday.
🚨BREAKING: Judge strikes down Hunter Biden sweetheart plea deal pic.twitter.com/0lElF01UiZ
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 26, 2023
The conclusion leaves the lengthy inquiry into Hunter Biden’s financial actions open temporarily. His failure to pay over $100,000 in taxes from over $1.5 million in revenue in 2017 and 2018 was prosecuted as two misdemeanor tax offenses.
He reached a deal with the prosecutors, who were going to propose two years of probation to avoid going to court.
Biden was accused of having a handgun while also using drugs, a felony, last month. In October 2018, he owned a Colt Cobra.38 Special for 11 days.
He consented to a diversion agreement, meaning he would not technically plead guilty. The case would be removed from his record as long as he complied with the conditions of his agreement.
If not, the agreement would be canceled. The maximum punishment for the offense is ten years in prison.
President Donald Trump’s appointee to the U.S. District Court, Judge Maryellen Noreika, expressed worry about the language of the diversion agreement and requested that the attorneys get back together and talk about it.
🚨 #BREAKING: The new "Conditions of Release" for Hunter Biden have just hit the docket, signed by Judge Maryellen Noreika, who shelved Hunter's plea deal today
If Hunter does NOT comply with any part of the order, he could be immediately arrested
HUNTER IS REQUIRED TO:
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) July 26, 2023
“I think it makes sense for you guys to chat more,” she remarked.
Republicans have claimed that Biden was receiving special treatment.
The agreement, made public last month, followed a lengthy Justice Department probe into the taxes and international business transactions of the Democratic president’s second son, who has admitted to having a drug problem since the death of his brother, Beau Biden, in 2015.
Although it would have legally cleared up the situation for Hunter Biden and avoided a trial that would have generated weeks or months of distracting headlines, the political situation is still chaotic, with Republicans alleging he received an exceptional deal.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department is advancing with investigations into Donald Trump, the front-runner in the GOP’s 2024 presidential primary.
In addition to the federal charge in Florida, Trump is also embroiled in a state criminal investigation in New York.
However, a letter given to Trump last week by special counsel Jack Smith raises the possibility that he will soon be charged with fresh criminal offenses relating to his attempt to maintain power following his defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
Republicans argued that a double standard was at play, with the president’s son receiving preferential treatment. In contrast, the president’s opponent received unjust criticism.
Republicans in Congress are inquiring about almost every aspect of Hunter Biden’s business connections, including foreign payments.
What we know:
IRS whistleblowers testify Hunter Biden got a sweetheart deal from his dad's DoJ.
An FBI informant says Biden was involved in a bribery scheme in Ukraine.
And the President has been caught lying.
Congress will use every tool at our disposal to uncover the truth. pic.twitter.com/60ScN7ZUs4
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) July 26, 2023
Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee submitted court documents on Tuesday pleading with Noreika to consider testimony from IRS whistleblowers who claimed the Justice Department interfered with the inquiry.
An oral order from the judge stated that “sensitive grand jury, taxpayer, and Social Security information” should be kept under seal when a court clerk got a call shortly after their motion was filed.
The clerk claimed that although the lawyer offered her identity and claimed to work with a Ways and Means Committee member, the lawyer was actually a defense team member.
Noreika demanded that the defense team justify why she shouldn’t hold them accountable for “misrepresentations to the court.” Defense counsel answered that their attorney had always been truthful in her representations of herself and described the situation as a misunderstanding.
While all is going on, President Biden hasn’t said anything publicly other than to say, “I’m very proud of my son.”
Did American Taxpayers pay for Hunter Biden’s motorcade to court?
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 26, 2023
This is a developing story.
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