With each second that passes, yet more salacious evidence comes out that the Justice Department was highly invested in protecting Joe Biden’s lowlife son from anything that might come close to resembling accountability for his crimes.
Knowing that, it makes very little sense for a judge to rule on Hunter Biden’s pending plea deal next month.
It can wait until House investigators get to the bottom of what exactly happened in the Hunter probe because as of now, it looks a lot like obstruction of justice.
Included in high-level IRS investigating agent Gary Shapley’s explosive testimony to Congress last month is an allegation that Delaware US Attorney David Weiss told numerous witnesses in October last year that he was prevented by higher ups from pursuing certain charges against Hunter.
He also was denied special counsel status by the Justice Department, further hamstringing any potential to more aggressively prosecute the president’s son.
“He surprised us by telling us on the charges, quote: ‘I’m not the deciding official on whether charges are filed,’ unquote,” said Shapley of Weiss.
He continued, “To add to the surprise, U.S. Attorney Weiss stated that he subsequently asked for special counsel authority from Main [Justice Department] at that time and was denied that authority. Instead, he was told to follow the process, which was known to send US Attorney Weiss through another President Biden-appointed US Attorney.”
Shapley said many of these revelations from Weiss came well after the IRS had gathered evidence that would have resulted in charges against Biden in California and that he felt “misled” by Weiss.
The entire sworn testimony extensively details and documents Shapley’s experience investigating Hunter, with obstacle after obstacle thwarting the probe, which Shapley said was “inconsistent” with past procedure and testimony by Attorney General Merrick Garland that Weiss had full authority over the matter.
“Weiss stated that he is not the deciding person on whether charges are filed . . . I believe this to be a huge problem,” Shapley said.
Garland is denying that he ever interfered, but Shapley said five other people heard Weiss say he wasn’t able to bring charges. We need to hear from those people under oath.
The Justice Department ultimately reached a sweet plea deal with Hunter which was widely criticized by legal experts for its absurd leniency.
In exchange for lying about his murky business dealings, evading taxes and illegally purchasing a firearm while addicted to crack, prosecutors are asking that Hunter be given probation and a pinky promise to stay sober and never buy another gun.
The plea hearing in front of Federal district Judge Maryellen Noreika is scheduled for just one month from now, far too soon for House investigators to call the appropriate witnesses — from Shapley to other listeners who can attest to the Weiss conversation to Merrick Garland himself.
Don’t let Hunter skate when we don’t know the extent of the corruption.
Eddie Scarry is a columnist for The Federalist.
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