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Whistleblowers: Biden’s DOJ Stopped Prosecutors From Going After Hunter

Whistleblowers: Biden’s DOJ Stopped Prosecutors From Going After Hunter
What the federal judge with the final say must do.
By Joseph Klein

A gentle slap on the wrist. That is what President Biden’s son Hunter will likely face for lying about his drug use on a federal gun purchase form and for evading the payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars he owed in federal taxes.

After five years of a bogus investigation, Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ office announced on June 20th an incredibly lenient plea deal for offenses that have sent lesser mortals without a daddy in the Oval Office to prison. That is, unless the federal judge assigned to the case, U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika, sees through this miscarriage of justice and rejects the plea deal.

When asked about the plea deal for Hunter’s illegal acquisition of a gun and cheating on his taxes, President Biden said he was “very proud” of his son. Given the president’s zealous support for gun control and for going after well-heeled tax cheats, President Biden would have been better off saying nothing at all.

If Hunter Biden had taken full ownership of his crimes and agreed to serve some jail time in exchange for the prosecution’s agreement to accept his guilty plea, then maybe there would have been something to be proud of. But that is not what happened. Hunter is an unreformed grifter who has lived his adult life leveraging his father’s political power for personal advantage. The Biden Justice Department’s offer of a sweetheart deal to Hunter came about only because his father is in the White House.

Hunter took one for the entire Biden family syndicate by agreeing to plead guilty to narrow charges focused only on his own tax evasion and illegal gun acquisition. He avoided entangling his family members, including the “big guy,” in a web of far more serious charges like money laundering, bribery, and violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, despite strong evidence of such crimes. Perhaps that is why President Biden is so proud of his son.

Bank records evidencing the shell companies used to surreptitiously divert money sent from China, Ukraine, and Romania to Biden family members evidently eluded the FBI agents and prosecutors supposedly investigating Hunter’s criminal activities for five years.

Since 2019, the FBI has been in possession of Hunter’s laptop, which contains a treasure trove of evidence of wrongdoing not only by Hunter but also by the Biden family syndicate. Yet the FBI agents and prosecutors assigned to investigate Hunter’s conduct did not think it was worth delving into the contents of the laptop before working out the outrageous plea deal with Hunter’s attorneys.

There are now reports indicating that Biden’s Department of Justice interfered with the Internal Revenue Service’s tax fraud investigation of Hunter Biden. A career IRS agent in charge of the investigation was disgusted enough to blow the whistle on what he considered to be a coverup. Reportedly at the direction of the Department of Justice, the political leadership of the IRS removed the whistleblower and his entire investigative team from the case in retaliation.

The career supervisor of the investigation and another IRS whistleblower were reported on June 22nd to have told the House Ways and Means Committee that their recommendation to charge Hunter Biden with a felony went nowhere. They further claimed that the Biden Justice Department buried evidence which implicated Hunter.

Were these whistleblowers invited to testify before the grand jury impaneled in Delaware in connection with the Hunter Biden investigation? We don’t know for sure but it is highly doubtful.

We do know that Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of the Biden family who knows all about the Biden family’s foreign business dealings, said last fall that he was not asked to testify before this grand jury. Since Mr. Bobulinski has identified Joe Biden as the “big guy” referenced in e-mail correspondence discovered on Hunter’s laptop, the Biden Justice Department was leery that something embarrassing to the president could show up in the grand jury transcripts if Mr. Bobulinski testified.

What the disgraceful outcome of the so-called investigation of Hunter Biden proves beyond a shadow of a doubt is that there is a two-tiered system of justice in America. Not only as between the aggressive prosecution of Donald Trump versus the kid gloves treatment of Hunter Biden and Hillary Clinton. There is also a two-tiered system of justice that shields the powerful Democrat elite in Washington from aggressive prosecution while federal law enforcement goes after regular Americans who do not have the proper political connections.

Texas Republican Representative Wesley Hunt tweeted in disgust:

“Democrats are the party of criminal justice reform, right? Where’s their outrage now while Hunter Biden, the white, privileged son of a President gets a slap on the wrist for a gun charge and tax evasion? Crickets.”

During a House Judiciary Committee meeting on June 21st where Special Counsel John Durham was testifying about the Russia hoax, Rep. Hunt expressed his outrage:

“The American people are sick and tired of this two-tiered justice system and as a black man I’m tired of seeing this kind of discretion you use to favor people like Hunter Biden because he’s white and a son of a president.”

Even celebrities without the right political connections in Washington, D.C., especially a family connection with the president of the United States, can face jail time for doing what Hunter Biden would get away with under his sweetheart deal.

All that Hunter had to do to avoid jail time for evading the payment of federal income taxes on millions of dollars of taxable income that he owed for both 2017 and 2018 was agree to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts. The sentence will be probation instead of jail if the plea agreement is approved by Judge Noreika.

By contrast, actor Wesley Snipes was sentenced in 2008 to three years in prison and fined $5 million after being found guilty of willfully failing to file past tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service rejected an offer by Mr. Snipes to compromise.

Jeffrey Bruce Atkins Sr., an African American rapper better known professionally as Ja Rule, received a 28-month prison sentence for failing to pay taxes on more than $3 million in earnings between 2004 and 2006. This federal sentence ran concurrently with his two-year sentence in state prison already in progress, which was handed down after he had previously pleaded guilty to attempted gun possession. After he finished serving his state sentence, Ja Rule then spent several additional months in federal prison.

All that Hunter had to do to avoid prosecution for lying on his federal gun purchase form was to agree to enter a pretrial “diversion” program. Under this program he must remain drug-free for 24 months and never own a firearm again. If Hunter complies with these conditions, the gun charge will be expunged from his record.

By contrast, Bill Kahan Kapri, an African American rapper better known as Kodak Black, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to a charge that he lied on gun purchase forms to buy firearms.

Commenting on the sweetheart deal that Hunter Biden received, Bradford Cohen, Mr. Black’s attorney, wrote:

“2 tiers of justice? Kodak was charged with the same crime. Got over 3 years. Mr. Biden will not serve a day. Feels right? Do FBI agents and federal authorities take cases personally?”

Kodak Black’s attorney added in a tweet:

“After 26 years, I have yet to have a plea in a case with an illegal possession of a weapon and tax evasion, that did not come with some kind of prison sentence.”

U.S. District Court Judge Noreika of the District of Delaware, a Trump appointee whose nomination was initially endorsed by Delaware’s two Democratic senators, has been assigned to the Hunter Biden case. She set a court date of July 26 for Hunter Biden to appear in court for a “combined initial appearance and plea hearing.”

Judge Noreika will have the option of either approving or rejecting the plea agreement and deciding at that time or at a subsequent hearing whether probation is the appropriate sentence, or a harsher sentence would be more appropriate.

Republican members of the House Oversight Committee must try their best to present to Judge Noreika the detailed evidence they have uncovered regarding Hunter Biden’s and his family’s fraudulent wrongdoing going back to Joe Biden’s days as vice president. This means providing all the bank records, other documents, and testimony they have gathered so far to Judge Noreika before she renders her final decision. This could be the only way to convince the judge to reject the sweetheart plea deal, and force the Department of Justice to conduct a genuine investigation and to seek a conviction on felony charges – perhaps by finally appointing a fair-minded special counsel.

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