The DOJ just did the unthinkable to Hunter and Joe Biden

Joe and Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden thought he was off the hook for his crimes. That’s not true.

Because the DOJ just did the unthinkable to the Biden family with this announcement.

Former Department of Justice officials are putting pressure on the federal judge in Delaware who will preside over Hunter Biden’s arraignment later this month since the majority of the country believes the president’s son received “sweetheart” treatment.

On Wednesday, Rasmussen Reports claimed that 55% of likely voters disapprove with the bargain prosecutors reached with the president’s son, 53-year-old Joe Biden, in which he pleaded guilty to certain tax crimes and entered a diversion program on a weapons charge to avoid jail time.

This survey was taken a week after Eileen O’Connor, former head of the Department of Justice’s tax division, wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal titled “Throw Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal in the Trash.”

Since the agreement reached between Biden and U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David C. Weiss “gives credence” to recent charges made by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, “the judge to whom that agreement is presented on July 26 ought to consider rejecting it,” O’Connor says.

According to an interview with CBS on June 27th, Shapely, a current IRS agent who has worked for the agency for more than 14 years and oversaw part of the investigation against Biden, claimed he was prevented from completing “certain investigative steps” that could have headed to the president himself.

Among the barriers Shapely claimed to have encountered was the Department of Justice’s refusal to grant him special counsel status.

In particular, O’Connor zeroed in on an excerpt of Shapley’s testimony to Congress from October 7 of last year in which the whistleblower said that Weiss conceded he was not the one making the final choice with respect to any charges that might be brought against Biden.

It was “this statement” that “shocked and troubled Mr. Shapley to the point that he braved the consequences of becoming a whistleblower and sought legal counsel on how to do so,” as O’Connor put it.

According to Shapely, Weiss wanted to file felony charges against Biden for failing to pay taxes on $2.2 million, but he was denied special counsel status in California and the District of Columbia, which would have given him the authority to do so.

Despite Shapely’s refusal to back down, Attorney General Merrick Garland has maintained there was no interference.

Weiss has since reaffirmed that he had “ultimate authority” over the inquiry and was free to decide where, when, and if any charges should be filed.

In a letter to Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan (R-OH), Weiss disputed allegations that the probe had been stymied.

Weiss added on Friday that he would be happy to meet with the Committee “at the appropriate time” to “discuss these topics in more detail” and “answer questions related to the whistleblowers’ allegations consistent with the law and Department policy.”

On the same day, Abbe Lowell, another of Biden’s attorneys, spoke out against any efforts to “improperly undermine” the upcoming court proceedings involving the president’s son. “To any objective eye your actions were intended to improperly undermine the judicial proceedings that have been scheduled in the case,” Lowell stated to House Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO).

Numerous legal experts have speculated that the president’s son received special consideration in the eyes of the law after it was announced that Biden will likely plead guilty to only probation for two misdemeanor tax offenses and one firearms charge.

“If DOJ treated Hunter Biden like the thousands of no-names who get prosecuted he would be looking at decades in federal prison. Yes, I said decades,” said the former Utah U.S. Attorney Brett L. Tolman, who worked within both the Bush and Obama administrations.

However, other ex-prosecutors like Renato Mariotti disagreed, saying, “If anything, Hunter Biden was treated harshly — those crimes are rarely charged.”

The agreement has not been sanctioned by a federal judge. A court date before Judge Maryellen Noreika in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware has been set for July 26.

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