Well, it finally happened, but most of us believe it is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Biden crime family.
The Republican-controlled House must continue investigating allegations of bribes from foreign countries filtering through Hunter Biden to Joe while he was vice president.
US Today is reporting:
“Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted Thursday on federal gun charges less than two months after a plea agreement fell apart over tax and gun charges.”
The report went on:
The indictment charges Hunter Biden with knowingly deceiving a firearms dealer when buying a Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver on Oct. 12, 2018. He is charged with falsely filling out a federal firearms form denying he was addicted to any narcotics. And he is charged with knowingly possessing the revolver despite the restrictions against drug addicts owning firearms.
Hunter Biden has acknowledged he was a drug addict at the time.
The charges revive the prospect that Hunter Biden could be jailed if convicted and rekindle his role as a lightning rod for political criticism as his father runs for reelection in 2024. He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison if convicted − five years for the false statement to the dealer, 10 years for the false statement on the federal form and 10 years for possession of the firearm − but actual sentences typically are shorter than the maximum, according to the Justice Department.
Former President Trump responded immediately when he heard the news, asserting that the charges are the only ones that won’t get Joe Biden in trouble which is why Hunter was charged.
“This, the gun charge, is the only crime that Hunter Biden committed that does not implicate Crooked Joe Biden. One down, Eleven to go! The Democrats, with all of their horrible, very unfair, and mostly illegal Witch Hunts, have started a process that is very dangerous for our Country. They have opened the proverbial Pandora’s Box, and it is possible that the USA will never be the same again. SO SAD!!!”
US Today continued:
Republicans had criticized the plea agreement, which could have carried no jail time, as a “sweetheart deal” and called for a new investigation.
Instead, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss, the U.S. attorney for Delaware who had investigated Hunter Biden for five years before reaching the plea agreement, to be a special counsel to continue his investigation.
Biden was set to plead guilty in July to two misdemeanor charges for not filing taxes in 2017 and 2018, which he has since paid. He was also set to enter a pretrial program for a gun charge, which would have resulted in the charge being dropped if he complied with program’s requirements.
But U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika refused to accept the plea agreement because of disputes between Biden’s lawyers and federal prosecutors about the terms.
The Gun Control Act prohibits drug users from possessing firearms. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ruled the ban applies to “a conviction for use or possession of a controlled substance within the past year.”
When Biden filled out a federal form when he bought the handgun, he replied “no” to a question of whether he was “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.”
By his own account in his memoir, “Beautiful Things,” Biden battled drug addiction and for periods during 2018 smoked crack “every 15 minutes.”
Prosecutors have wide discretion to defer prosecution or seek diversion programs and often do so in cases like Biden’s in which the offender has no criminal record, the charges are minor and the case does not involve aggravating circumstances such as use of the firearm in a criminal act, according to Cheryl Bader, a former federal prosecutor who runs the Criminal Defense Clinic at Fordham Law.
Three House Republican chairmen have sent a letter to Biden’s lawyers, Christopher Clark and Abbe Lowell, asking for documents related to the plea deal. Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, head of the Judiciary Committee; James Comer of Kentucky, head of the Oversight and Accountability Committee; and Jason Smith of Missouri, head of the Ways and Means Committee, seek documents described in articles in The New York Times and Politico about how the deal fell apart.
“The Justice Department’s sweetheart deal fell apart after a federal judge refused to rubber-stamp it,” Comer said Thursday.
Lowell has called the request further evidence of interfering with the investigation.
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