The Bidens know they have trouble on their hands. And now they are lashing out.
Because Hunter Biden’s lawyers went on CBS and made this utterly astonishing claim.
In a court brief submitted on Sunday night, attorneys for Hunter Biden claimed that prosecutors from the Justice Department had backtracked on a plea agreement that the government lawyers had “largely dictated.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, Hunter Biden’s legal team also claimed that prosecutors altered the terms of the agreed-upon immunity with regard to any future charges.
After Hunter Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell criticized prosecutors for the failure of the plea offer relating to tax fraud charges on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on July 26, the legal team filed a three-page brief in court late that night.
According to Lowell’s statement to CBS, a diversion agreement filed in connection with allegations of firearm possession is legally binding.
Hunter Biden’s lawyers stated in the new filing, “The Defendant intends to abide by the terms of the Diversion Agreement that was executed by the Defendant, his counsel, and the United States at the hearing on July 26.”
After prosecutors reported on Friday that plea talks with the first son had gone down, Attorney General Merrick Garland promoted David Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Delaware, to special counsel in the case.
Weiss has been looking into allegations of tax evasion and unlawful gun possession on the part of Hunter Biden.
New details in the case emerge as Vice President Joe Biden ramps up his campaign for reelection in 2020.
Hunter Biden and the prosecution appeared in a Delaware court on July 26 to discuss his anticipated guilty plea on two charges of tax-related misdemeanor.
The Wall Street Journal stated that in a court document, the government promised not to pursue any further criminal prosecution of Hunter Biden for the conduct at issue in the tax or firearms cases.
“His understanding of the scope of immunity agreed to by the United States is also corroborated by the prosecutors’ contemporaneous written and oral communications during the plea negotiations,” the court filing reads.
In the agreement that was made public after Hunter Biden’s court appearance on July 26, however, Judge Maryellen Noreika made clear that it did not extend to any future actions by Hunter Biden or his associated businesses.
Furthermore, on July 26, prosecutors disclosed in court that they were still investigating Hunter Biden, possibly in relation to allegations of foreign lobbying.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee is looking into claims that Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, the elder Biden, bought and sold influence when he was vice president.
The committee’s chairman, Republican Kentucky state senator James Comer, announced last week that the Bidens would be subpoenaed to testify about claims that they had used their political connections to extract millions of dollars in bribes from overseas business associates.
Hunter Biden and his legal team are essentially lashing out because their sweetheart plea deal fell through, which means Hunter will likely be going to trial.
That is, of course, the last thing Biden and the Democrats wanted with President Joe Biden seeking a second term in 2024. Now they will have to contend with a family member who is on trial for serious crimes.
That’s not to mention what else the Republicans in the U.S. House may find in their investigations into Hunter and Joe Biden regarding the family international business connections.
The DC Daily Journal will keep you updated on the upcoming Hunter Biden trial.