As Federal prosecutors wrap up their investigation into Hunter Biden, a former Department of Justice official believes the president’s son has landed a ‘generous’ plea deal to only admit minor charges.
Lawyer Jim Trusty, former chief of the DOJ’s Organized Crime Section, said reports that the investigation is coming to an end suggests that Hunter will be hit with minor tax charges and for making false statements when purchasing a handgun in 2018.
He believed it was unlikely that Biden would face any charges involving the investigation into alleged money laundering and violation of lobbying laws that claimed Biden used his father for controversial business dealings overseas.
‘We’re not hearing the word ‘conspiracy’ and we are hearing and seeing an awful lot of drug addiction vignettes, so I think the ‘critical phase’ could be more about reaching a plea agreement designed to end the entire inquiry rather than seeing a fully investigated ‘pay-to-play’ scheme,’ Trusty told the New York Post.
A former Department of Justice official believes Hunter Biden has landed a ‘generous’ plea deal to only admit to minor tax and gun charges as the federal probe on his life concludes
Investigators were reportedly looking into allegations that Hunter (left) used his father, President Joe Biden (right), to secure business deals and lobby overseas
Hunter, pictured on July 7, is likely to be hit with minor tax charges and for making false statements when purchasing a handgun in 2018
Trusty said that a sweeping ‘indictment’ against Hunter would be unlikely and noted that the investigation must have been thorough given that it’s gone on for four years.
‘It does not take four years to put together a dinky gun case or many of the cases deemed ‘tax cases,” he added.
Along with Trusty, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley and Detroit US Attorney Barbara McQuade disagreed with previous reports that suggested charges weren’t being brought up due to the upcoming midterm elections.
CNN previously reported some officials were concerned about DOJ guidelines which suggest avoiding updates in major, politically sensitive cases so close to the election.
McQuade dismissed the notion, telling the Post: ‘I do not think DOJ would hesitate to file charges against Hunter Biden if the evidence were sufficient just because of the upcoming midterm elections.
‘There would be no reason to refrain from filing charges other than an absence of evidence.’
Although he agreed with McQuade, Turley said he was concerned that the investigation would be closed despite President Joe Biden never being called to testify before a grand jury.
“It is not clear how the prosecutors would eliminate conspiracy charges or a wider array of wrongdoing without speaking to such key players,” he told the Post.
The federal investigation into Hunter Biden has reached a ‘critical juncture’ and investigators are weighing whether to charge the president’s son
Hunter (pictured with Joe Biden at the White House’s Fourth of July celebration) has not been charged with any crimes and has denied criminal wrongdoing
The federal investigation had reached a ‘critical juncture’ and investigators are currently weighing whether to charge the president’s son, according to a report on Wednesday night.
The Department of Justice probe in Delaware has intensified in recent weeks over whether to bring charges on tax violations or making false statements on purchasing a gun, sources told CNN.
Hunter would have been prohibited from buying a gun at the time because of his well-documented struggles with drug addiction.
The GOP are seeking answers on whether the president knew about his son’s foreign business dealings, even though he has constantly denied any knowledge.
David Weiss, the US Attorney in Delaware, is leading the probe, which dates back to as early as 2018. President Biden kept in on after Trump left office to continue the investigation.
Hunter has not been charged with any crimes and has denied criminal wrongdoing.
The report also stated the president is not being investigated as part of the probe into his business activities.
The FBI and IRS’ criminal division are among the agencies who have been involved in moving the investigations and there have also been discussions over whether his past drug abuse could weaken their case, CNN reported.
Hunter could argue that he wasn’t aware of his actions because he was high on drugs.
The intense four-year probe revealed many alarming details about the president’s son
Among them was Hunter’s drug use. Pictured: Hunter with a crack pipe in his mouth
Earlier this summer, DailyMail.com revealed a 2018 voicemail recording from the junior Biden’s hard drive stating the president did know about the dealings.
Joe called Hunter on December 12, 2018 saying that he wanted to talk to him after reading a New York Times story about Hunter’s dealings with the Chinese oil giant CEFC.
Files on Hunter’s abandoned laptop previously disclosed by DailyMail.com show that he struck a deal with the Chinese company worth millions of dollars after touting his family connections.
The Times’ 2018 story pointed out CEFC’s chairman Ye Jianming had been arrested in China and his top lieutenant Patrick Ho had been convicted in the US for bribing African officials to help Iran evade oil sanctions.
It revealed that Ye had met with Hunter at a Miami hotel in 2017 to discuss ‘a partnership to invest in American infrastructure and energy deals.’
The Times reported that when Ho was arrested, he called Joe’s brother Jim Biden – who told the newspaper that he believed the call was meant for Hunter.
The Gray Lady said it was ‘unclear whether Hunter Biden struck any business deals with CEFC’, not knowing at the time the depths of his connections with his Chinese business partners.
After seeing the story online, Joe called Hunter and left a voicemail.
‘Hey pal, it’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you,’ he said.
‘I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear. And anyway if you get a chance give me a call, I love you.’
Majority of Americans think Joe Biden WAS aware of Hunter’s foreign business dealings and 66% are following reports about his laptop ‘closely’, new poll shows
Americans aren’t convinced that President Joe Biden didn’t know anything about his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, a new poll shows.
Nearly seven in 10 voters surveyed by Rasmussen Reports think that the president is at least somewhat aware of Hunter’s overseas business.
Forty-nine percent of respondents from the poll published on Tuesday think it’s ‘very likely’ Biden is aware of his son’s business despite the president’s persistent claims to the contrary.
Another 20 percent of voters polled on July 14 and 17 say it’s ‘somewhat likely’.
A combined 22 percent say that it’s either ‘not very likely’ or ‘not at all likely’ that the president knew about Hunter Biden’s business dealings in foreign countries.
Ten percent of respondents said they are still not sure what to believe on the matter.
The poll follows revelations earlier this summer from DailyMail.com of a 2018 voicemail recording from the junior Biden’s leaked harddrive where the president discussed his son’s deal with Chinese oil giant CEFC.
Reports involving Hunter are followed by two-thirds – or 66 percent – of likely U.S. voters, while the other third claim they are not following news about the president’s son.
A whopping 69% of voters think that President Joe Biden is at least somewhat aware of his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings despite claims to the contrary