As federal prosecutors wrap up their investigation into Hunter Biden, a former Justice Department official believes the president’s son took a ‘generous’ plea deal to plead guilty to only minor charges.
Attorney Jim Trusty, the former head of the DOJ’s organized crime division, said the report, which is coming to the end of the investigation, indicates that Hunter was killed in 2018 with minor tax charges and false statements when purchasing a handgun.
He believed Biden was unlikely to face any charges related to the investigation into alleged money laundering and violations of lobbying laws that Biden claims used his father for controversial business dealings abroad.
“We’re not hearing the word ‘conspiracy’ and we’re seeing horrific vignettes of listening and drug addiction, so I think the plea designed to end the entire investigation rather than seeing the ‘critical phase’ may be more about reaching a plea deal.” “There has been a full investigation into the pay-to-play scheme,” the trustee told the New York Post.
A former Justice Department official believes Hunter Biden took a ‘generous’ plea deal to plead guilty only to minor tax and gun charges as the federal investigation into 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 abroad.
Hunter, pictured July 7, is facing charges of minor tax charges and making a false statement when purchasing a handgun in 2018.
The trustee said that a comprehensive ‘prosecution’ against Hunter would be impossible and noted that the investigation should have been thorough as it had gone on for four years.
He added, ‘It doesn’t take four years to put together many issues that are considered a gun issue or a ‘tax issue’.
Along with the trustee, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley and Detroit U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuaid disagreed with earlier reports suggesting the charges were not brought because of the upcoming midterm elections.
CNN previously reported that some officials were concerned about DOJ guidelines that suggest avoiding updates close to the election on major, politically sensitive issues.
McQuade dismissed the notion, telling the Post: ‘I don’t think the DOJ would hesitate to file charges against Hunter Biden if the evidence was substantial just because of the upcoming midterm elections.
“There will be no reason to refrain from filing charges other than lack of evidence.”
Although he agreed with McQuade, Turley said he was concerned that the investigation would be closed even if President Joe Biden was not called to testify before a grand jury.
“It’s unclear how prosecutors will drop a broad array of conspiracy charges or wrongdoing without talking 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 his father, President Joe Biden, at the White House’s Fourth of July celebration) has not been charged with a crime 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 Wednesday night.
The Justice Department’s investigation into Delaware has intensified in recent weeks over whether to accuse him of tax evasion or making false statements about gun purchases, sources told CNN.
Hunter was banned from buying guns at the time because of his well-documented struggles with drug addiction.
The GOP is seeking answers to whether the president knew about his son’s foreign business dealings, though he has consistently denied any knowledge.
U.S. Attorney David Weiss in Delaware is leading the investigation, which dates back to early 2018. President Biden continued the investigation even after Trump left office.
Hunter has not been charged with any crime and has denied criminal wrongdoing.
The report also said the president’s business activities were not investigated as part of the investigation.
The FBI and the IRS’s criminal division are among the agencies involved in the investigation, and have discussed whether his past drug abuse could weaken their case, CNN reported.
Hunter could argue that he was not aware of his actions because he was high on drugs.
An intensive four-year investigation has revealed many disturbing details about the president’s son
Among them was Hunter’s drug use. Image: Hunter with a crack pipe in his mouth
Earlier this summer, DailyMail.com revealed a 2018 voicemail recording from Biden Jr.’s hard drive that showed the president knew about the behavior.
Joe called Hunter on December 12, 2018 and said he wanted to speak with him after reading a New York Times story about Hunter’s dealings with Chinese oil company CEFC.
Files on Hunter’s abandoned laptop, previously revealed by DailyMail.com, show he secured a multimillion-dollar deal with a Chinese company by touting his family connections.
A 2018 story in the Times pointed to CEFC chairman Ye Jianming being arrested in China and his top lieutenant, Patrick Ho, convicted in the US of bribing African officials to help Iran avoid oil sanctions.
It revealed that Yeh discussed ‘partnerships to invest in US infrastructure and energy deals’ with Hunter at a Miami hotel in 2017.
The Times reported that when Ho was arrested, he called Joe’s brother, Jim Biden — who told the newspaper he believed the call was for Hunter.
The Gray Lady said it was ‘unclear whether Hunter Biden had any business deals with CEFC’, noting at the time the depth of his relationship with his Chinese business partners.
After seeing the story online, Joe called Hunter and left a voicemail.
‘Hey friend, it’s Baba. It’s 8:15pm on a Wednesday night. Call me if you get a chance. Nothing is urgent. I want to talk to you,’ he said.
‘The article that was released online will be printed in the Times tomorrow, I thought it was good. I think you are clear. And anyway, call me if you get a chance, I love you.’
A majority of Americans think Joe Biden was aware of Hunter’s foreign business dealings and 66% are following reports about his laptop ‘closely’, a new poll shows.
Americans are not convinced that President Joe Biden knew anything about his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, a new poll shows.
Seven in 10 voters surveyed by Rasmussen Reports think the president is somewhat aware of Hunter’s foreign trade.
Forty-nine percent of respondents to the poll, published Tuesday, think Biden is ‘very likely’ to know about his son’s business, despite the president’s continued claims.
Another 20 percent of voters polled on July 14 and 17 said it was ‘somewhat likely’.
A combined 22 percent said it was either ‘very likely’ or ‘not likely’ that the president knew about Hunter Biden’s business dealings abroad.
Ten percent of respondents said they were still not sure what to believe on the matter.
The survey follows DailyMail.com’s revelations earlier this summer of a leaked 2018 voicemail recording from Biden Jr.’s hard drive in which 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 American voters, while another third say they don’t follow news about the president’s son.
Fully 69% of voters think President Joe Biden is at least somewhat aware of his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, contrary to claims.