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Something has changed inside the Department of Justice, though it’s unclear exactly what might be going on under the covers. After years of stalling and obfuscation, doing everything possible to keep First Son Hunter Biden out of any legal trouble, the DOJ filed nine new charges against Hunter last night. None of them are trivial and three are quite serious. He was hit with three felony tax evasion charges and six related misdemeanors. The unpaid taxes add up to $1.4 million and they carry the potential of up to 17 years in prison. This is going to put Joe Biden in a very awkward position in short order and it comes at a time when many people in his inner circle are questioning whether he can carry the torch to another term in office next year. Is this all a coincidence, or is there something else taking place in the background? (Reuters)
The tax years in question cover 2016 through 2019, a period of time when the younger Biden was infamously addicted to drugs and roaming the country with hookers, and getting into other trouble, including at least one illegal firearms charge. Perhaps crucially, the year 2016 was when Joe Biden was still the Vice President, and Hunter and his friends were allegedly peddling his influence for big dollars from various overseas actors.
Unlike the gun charge, these tax issues are precisely what the Biden clan has been studiously trying to avoid. It’s impossible to address the issue of how Hunter failed to pay taxes on all of that money without addressing the question of where all the money came from. And that once again opens the door to a trail that leads directly back to The Big Guy. No matter how much the legacy media tries to avoid it, this case will shine a very bright light on Biden Inc.
So what are Joe Biden’s options at this point? His own DOJ is bringing the charges. If he issues a preemptive pardon to his own son, he will be more guilty than anything the left has accused Donald Trump of. But if he lets the legal wolves have their way with Hunter, his son may start singing like a bird in an effort to cut a deal.
This can’t be happening in a vacuum. We have to wonder if there are people in the Democratic inner circle who are looking for a way to ease Joe Biden out of the presidential race in a timely fashion. Throwing some heat at Hunter Biden in a way that could potentially expose his father to allegations of corruption just as the primary season is kicking off might be a way to do that. Of course, the other possibility is that the House investigations into the Biden clan have simply become too overwhelming to ignore and some people inside the DOJ have thrown in the towel and given up on covering for The Big Guy. We’ll probably find out soon enough.
Just as a side note for the holiday season, as if Hunter didn’t already have enough to worry about, Republican Congressman Mike Collins of Georgia has been putting up Christmas decorations around his office. He’s included a whole section featuring Hunter Biden, including a life-size cutout of the First Son with the caption, “Let it Snow.” (A reference to his cocaine problems.) He also included a Christmas stocking for Hunter’s long unacknowledged child Navy, Joe Biden’s missing seventh grandchild. The photos in the linked article are hilarious.
With Hunter Biden Indicted Again, We’re in for a Legal Circus in 2024
By Matt Vespa | Townhall.com
AP Photo/Julio Cortez
If there’s any consolation for Donald Trump, he might not be the only one dealing with multiple trials next year. Hunter Biden, the crack cocaine disgraced son of Joe Biden who always had daddy’s protection, has been indicted on tax evasion charges. As many noted, the new indictment isn’t a surprise since the collapse of the sweetheart deal, which would have been a slap on the wrist for Hunter while also providing him with immunity.
Luckily, a judge saw through this legal charade and chucked the deal. With the Department of Justice trying to avoid looking as if they went along with this now-defunct agreement over political reasons, no new deal was finalized. The Biden plea agreement collapsed when IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Zeigler provided lengthy testimony about how the DOJ interfered in their investigations into the president’s son. Spencer wrote about Hunter Biden’s other indictment on gun charges in September (via Washington Post):
Special counsel David Weiss has filed a second indictment against President Biden’s son Hunter, this time on tax charges, as the continuing fallout from a collapsed plea deal this summer means the younger Biden could go on trial twice next year while his father runs for reelection.
The president’s son was charged with nine counts of failing to file and pay taxes, tax evasion and filing false tax returns by a grand jury in California; three are felonies and another six are misdemeanors. Prosecutors accuse Biden of failing to to pay at least $1.4 million in federal taxes over a four-year period from 2016 through 2019.
According to the 56-page indictment, Biden earned more than $7 million in gross income between 2016 and 2020, and another $1.2 million in 2020 to support his lifestyle. Prosecutors allege he used the money to fund an “extravagant lifestyle,” including drugs, escorts and girlfriends, exotic cars and clothing.
The charges had been expected since the failure of the deal, which would have allowed Hunter Biden to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax crimes and admit to illegally possessing a gun — without actually pleading guilty to the gun offense.
Is it divine providence that has us gearing toward a race where both candidates have qualities that cancel each other out, leading to a base voter bloodbath? Trump is old; Biden is old. Yes, Trump is more vibrant and mentally sound, but he’s up there in age, too. There’s no getting around it. Both men are unpopular. And while Biden maybe can throw a few punches over Trump’s pending trials, his son is facing gun and income tax issues of his own, the latter leeching into the allegations of corruption and felonious activity from the Biden family’s lucrative government access operation.
Many voters don’t want this election, and I couldn’t care less. It is what it is. And with no moral high ground to be fought over, we can get right down to the character assassination and mudslinging, which is at the core of all political discourse. The rot and slime will be the hallmark characteristics of the 2024 cycle. Welcome to the suck. Trump and Biden will be the 2024 nominees, with an electorate that doesn’t want a rematch, though they will be spurred into action on Election Day because both sides hate each other with a passion.
Now, the media will play an obvious role, as there could be competing coverage between Trump and Hunter Biden’s legal shenanigans in 2024, among other things. Of course, the media is going to obsess over Trump, even though there’s evidence of actual wrongdoing committed by Joe Biden’s son. Newsrooms will try and block it out, but I doubt they will be successful when the smoking gun evidence that’s been revealed, though drowned out by media bias and the ongoing war in Gaza, is rehashed. That’s my hope, but I’m not betting on it.