Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.
The recently imploded sweetheart plea deal for Hunter Biden was even more sugar-infused than previously known, weekend stories by Politico and The New York Times revealed. But rather than condemn the Department of Justice for interjecting itself in the case against the president’s son to pressure Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss to end the investigation, the lengthy articles by Politico and the Times attempted to spin that fact and many more as evidence that Hunter Biden was being unfairly targeted.
The narrative, however, just won’t fly. Instead, it exposes more troubling details and provides further proof the House of Representatives needs to open impeachment inquiries against President Joe Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, U.S. Attorney Weiss (and possibly the D.C. and California U.S. attorneys), and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Collapse of a Plea Deal
A little over a week ago, news broke that Hunter Biden’s plea deal had collapsed and Garland had named Weiss as a special counsel to continue the investigation and prosecution of Hunter Biden. The news came after the president’s son appeared in late July before federal Judge Maryellen Noreika to plead guilty on two misdemeanor tax counts and to resolve a gun charge with a pretrial diversion agreement.
Things didn’t go according to plan, however, with Noreika instead quizzing the parties on the unusual inclusion in the pretrial diversion agreement of a broadly worded promise of immunity, as well as the parties’ relative understanding of the deal, and then ordering the parties to further brief the question of the propriety of the arrangement. The hearing concluded with Hunter Biden pleading not guilty, pending the additional briefing.
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