Hunter Biden To Likely Appear In Court Next Month
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter will reportedly appear in federal court next month to plead guilty to a number of tax and firearms charges. The younger Biden allegedly reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to a number of misdemeanor charges, which will likely spare him from serving any prison time.
Hunter Biden had been under federal investigation for the past five years.
The president’s son is accused of intentionally not paying taxes for two years. He is also accused of illegally possessing a firearm despite knowing that he was not legally able to do so.
The younger Biden will likely appear before a federal court judge in Delaware at the end of July. The judge will decide whether or not to accept the plea deal.
The reported plea deal drew considerable criticism from Republicans, who compared it with the 37-count indictment against former President Donald Trump.
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson argued that the plea deal was a sign that well-connected figures in Washington could avoid meaningful penalties for their actions.
“Above all, there was no felony,” Carlson said. “Hunter Biden, who broke federal gun laws, can still carry a gun. It’s like it all never happened.”
The president was asked about the potential plea deal during an event this week. The elder Biden said that he was “very proud of my son.”
Furthermore, the plea deal does not address the allegations that both the president and his son allegedly accepted bribes from a Ukrainian businessman.
Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company at a salary of about $1 million per year. The then-vice president’s son had no relevant experience prior to this appointment.
The real story isn’t Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal, it’s Joe Biden’s Burisma bribe allegations. What are they hiding? Make all the allegations & all of the evidence public pic.twitter.com/z4qh8exvgQ
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) June 22, 2023
According to public statements by House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY), testimony from a former FBI informant claims that both Hunter and Joe Biden were paid $5 million each by a Burisma official.
Furthermore, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said that the unredacted version of the document includes allegations that the energy company executive kept recordings of his conversations with the Bidens as a sort of “insurance policy.”