Hunter Biden struck a plea deal on Tuesday to avoid prison time for more serious charges.
U.S. Attorney David Weiss notified the U.S. District Court about the two “informations” to which Hunter has agreed to plead guilty:
The first information charges the defendant [Biden] with … two counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax…. The defendant has agreed to plead guilty to both counts.
The second information charges the defendant with a firearm offense — namely, one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.
Hunter won’t see jail time: “The defendant has agreed to a Pretrial Diversion Agreement with respect to the firearm information,” noted Weiss.
A pretrial diversion agreement allows Hunter to get the charges against him dismissed if he meets certain criteria, including rehabilitation from his drug habit, according to the Department of Justice. Without such an agreement, Hunter could spend up to 10 years in prison for his gun crime.
But, as NBC noted, Hunter will avoid any such incarceration:
The resolution suggests that prosecutors did not find cause to file charges related to Hunter Biden’s dealings with foreign entities, or other wrongdoings.
Hunter was silent on the deal. Said Chris Clark, Hunter’s personal attorney:
Hunter will take responsibility for two instances of misdemeanor failure to file tax payments when due pursuant to a plea agreement.
A firearm charge, which will be subject to a pretrial diversion agreement and will not be the subject of the plea agreement, will also be filed by the Government.
I know Hunter believes it is important to take responsibility for these mistakes he made during a period of turmoil and addiction in his life. He looks forward to continuing his recovery and moving forward.
And, naturally, Joe and Jill Biden pledged their support: “The President and First Lady love their son and support him as he continues to rebuild his life.”
No doubt the two are relieved that, after five years of stalling by the IRS and the DOJ, they can finally put the issue of Hunter behind them, knowing that the vast majority of voters come November 2024 will have long forgotten about the matter.
Donald Trump isn’t likely, however, to let the matter die. He wrote on Truth Social, “Wow! The corrupt Biden DOJ just cleared up hundreds of years of criminal liability by giving Hunter Biden a mere ‘traffic ticket.’ Our system is BROKEN!”
Hunter received more than $1.5 million in taxable income in 2017 and 2018, and deliberately failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in income taxes on them. But he skates on vastly more damaging charges, including information revealed from his laptop and from investigations by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) who must be fuming. As Fox News reported:
In that report, Grassley and Johnson said they obtained records from the U.S. Treasury Department that showed “potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals.”
The report also stated that Senate investigators found millions of dollars in “questionable financial transactions” between Hunter Biden and his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow as well as individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
It’s called treason, and Hunter, as punishment, gets to attend a class in a nicely furnished rehab center funded by U.S. taxpayers.
For readers with the stomach for it, there is the book Laptop From Hell available on Amazon. According to the summary,
It exposes the coordinated censorship operation by Big Tech, the media establishment, and former intelligence operatives to stifle the New York Post’s coverage, in a chilling exercise of raw political power three weeks before the 2020 election.
A treasure trove of corporate documents, emails, text messages, photographs, and voice recordings, spanning a decade, the laptop provided the first evidence that President Joe Biden was involved in his son’s ventures in China, Ukraine, and beyond, despite his repeated denials.
This intimate insight into Hunter’s dissolute lifestyle shows he was incapable of holding down a job, let alone being paid tens of millions of dollars in high-powered international business deals by foreign interests, unless he had something else of value to sell — which of course he did. He was the son of the vice president who would go on to become the leader of the free world.
And then there’s the crowdfunded movie My Son Hunter, equally abominable, available for free here. Viewers should note that although it doesn’t come with an “R” rating, it most certainly should.