Ted Cruz was one of many Conservatives on record saying that (1) Trump would be indicted, and (2) Hunter would be charged so that it gives a bogus appearance of FBI even-handedness.
The charges against Hunter would be carefully framed to exclude any allegations in which he and his father are exposed to specific criminal liability — say bribery, racketeering, or money laundering-type charges.
Now that Trump is staring down hundreds of years of jail time for refusing to give up documents in his possession that he may (or may not) have been required to hand over, the years-long investigation into Hunter Biden has miraculously wrapped up.
Imagine that. The FBI’s big Trump indictment came down at exactly the time when Grassley made his public announcement about Joe Biden being personally named in the FBI as being involved in a $5M bribery scheme with Burisma… and then, while the polls are showing that the public is seething about a politicized FBI we have Hunter Biden making a plea deal with the FBI.
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CNN had a short and sweet summary of what we know so far:
Hunter Biden will plead guilty to two tax misdemeanors and struck a deal with federal prosecutors regarding a felony gun charge, the Justice Department said Tuesday in court filings.
The plea deal will have immediate reverberations in the 2024 presidential election.
This story is breaking and will be updated. — CNN
He is unlikely to face any prison time.
This deal is silent about any of his foreign business dealings and the recently-revealed allegations of bribery… despite the specific issue of Hunter and Joe Biden’s role in a $10M bribes-for-policy corruption scheme involving shell companies and money laundering being a VERY prominent part of headlines and DC conversations in the last few weeks.
If anything, complaints of partisanship from Republicans (and many Independents) are unlikely to disappear after this treatment of Joe’s Fortunate Son. If anything, they could get even louder.
Just as I was writing those lines, Rep Comer, Chair of the Oversight Committee, published a statement in response to the news, using precisely the ‘slap on the wrist’ language we did and raising the same issue about explicit evidence of selling out the National Interest for financial gain.
Hunter Biden is getting away with a slap on the wrist when growing evidence uncovered by the House Oversight Committee reveals the Bidens engaged in a pattern of corruption, influence peddling, and possibly bribery.
Read my full statement.👇 pic.twitter.com/9swtTaUUQu
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) June 20, 2023
The irony that Hunter is unlikely to face jail time, despite a felony involving both tax and gun crimes, does not escape our notice.
Especially since Joe Biden’s IRS just conducted a heavily-armed raid on a gun shop — to hoover up troves of gun sales data for private individuals against which there were no specific allegations of criminality.
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