President Joe Biden’s corrupt Department of Justice is so desperate to distract from Republicans’ exposé of the Biden family bribery scandal that it finally brought a handful of weak charges against Hunter Biden for his tax and gun crimes.
Under the guise of serving equal justice, the DOJ announced on Tuesday that it would charge the president’s youngest son with two federal misdemeanor counts for failing to pay his taxes and one federal felony charge for possessing a gun while being an illegal drug user and addict.
Hunter’s lawyers are scrambling to declare “the five-year investigation” into their client as “resolved.” Corporate media like NBC News, similarly, claimed the DOJ’s “resolution suggests that prosecutors did not find cause to file charges related to Hunter Biden’s dealings with foreign entities or other wrongdoing.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. Just like when it strategically timed its political arrest of a Republican congressman to coincide with a GOP press conference detailing evidence of Biden corruption, the DOJ is working overtime to ensure that Hunter serves as a distraction from the bigger Biden problem.
Since at least 2021 when Politico exposed records and receipts, the public has known that Hunter, who has an extensive and public history of illicit drug use, appeared to lie about this drug use on the Firearms Transaction Record he filled out during a revolver purchase in 2018.
Government officials such as local police, the Secret Service, FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, likely knew about the lie earlier than 2021 since the .38 revolver soon became the center of a missing gun investigation, in which the Secret Service reportedly tried to interfere on behalf of the Biden family.
Similarly, most of the preliminary federal investigation into Hunter’s 2017 and 2018 financial wrongdoings was completed by 2020.
Yet, U.S. Attorney David Weiss delayed bringing charges against Hunter because, as Politico described, “the investigation would become a months-long campaign issue” that would hurt Biden’s presidential chances. It wasn’t until Republicans’ increasingly evidenced probe into the Biden bribery scheme, which the Biden administration continues to hamper, that Weiss finally decided to target the president’s son.
That timing is not a coincidence. As multiple brave whistleblowers have alleged, it appears that the DOJ once again politically interfered in a criminal investigation to benefit a Biden family member.
“There were multiple steps that were slow-walked — were just completely not done — at the direction of the Department of Justice,” Internal Revenue Service whistleblower Gary Shapley said in a recent interview with CBS News. “These deviations from the process seemed to always benefit the subject.”
The timing isn’t the only indicator that this case was designed to give an illusion of justice while letting a Biden family member off of the hook.
A carefully orchestrated plea deal between the DOJ and Hunter means the younger Biden will only face probation — not jail time — for the two misdemeanor tax charges he plans to plead guilty to. A felony gun charge like the one Hunter received holds a maximum of 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. The younger Biden, however, will successfully avoid prosecution for his firearm falsehood so long as he forsakes his drug-plagued lifestyle for 24 months and never owns a gun again.
Even the DOJ’s internal policies indicate Hunter received a sweet deal. A 2003 memo from Attorney General John Ashcroft instructs federal prosecutors to charge and pursue the “most serious, readily provable offenses.”
“As the sole federal prosecuting entity, the Department of Justice has a unique obligation to ensure that all federal criminal cases are prosecuted according to the same standards,” the Ashcroft memo warned. “Fundamental fairness requires that all defendants prosecuted in the federal criminal justice system be subject to the same standards and treated in a consistent manner.”
Under Biden and when it comes to charging Bidens, however, that simply isn’t the case. Most of the blame for this can be cast on Attorney General Merrick Garland. Shortly after Republicans, many of whom were eager to investigate Biden family corruption, took back the House in the 2022 midterm election, Garland signed off on a memo demanding federal prosecutors conduct an “individualized assessment of the extent to which particular charges fit the specific circumstances of the case.” The six-page document specifically ordered prosecutors to back down when it comes to drug cases.
Simply put, many Americans are put behind bars under the same charges Hunter just received but the younger Biden will get off relatively scot-free.
“The president and first lady love their son and support him as he continues to rebuild his life,” White House spokesman Ian Sams said in a statement.
A federal investigation and prosecution of the president’s son should worry the White House and many others. Republicans’ findings related to credible allegations of a Biden bribery scheme should also concern the nation.
Yet, the administration is suspiciously calm. It’s almost like the Bidens know that, under this two-tiered system of justice and with help from the corrupt corporate media complex, the DOJ’s weak charges against Hunter mean nothing.