Charging Decision in Hunter Biden Case Reportedly Imminent, Major Concerns Arise Amidst News

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Could there finally be light at the end of the tunnel regarding the federal criminal investigation into Hunter Biden? According to a new report from The Washington Post, citing numerous sources, a charging decision is now imminent and the investigation itself is essentially complete.

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That news comes after four years of rumors and speculation surrounding the probe, including lots of questions about why it has taken this long to near its culmination.

Prosecutors are nearing a decision on whether to charge President Biden’s son Hunter with tax and gun-related violations, according to people familiar with the matter, the culmination of a four-year investigation that Republicans have sought to portray as evidence the Biden family is corrupt.

Biden’s attorneys met at Justice Department headquarters in downtown Washington last week to discuss the case with U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware, according to the people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing criminal investigation. Typically, that sort of meeting — in which defense lawyers urge prosecutors not to seek an indictment of their client, or to seek reduced charges —comes toward the end of an investigation.

According to the same sources, law enforcement officials have been frustrated by the painfully slow pace of the investigation. Taking four years to prepare a case involving tax fraud and a cut-and-dry gun crime charge against a single person is not typical, and it’s led many to rightfully speculate that politics has played a role in how the situation has been handled.

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A previously reported meeting between David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney handling the case, and Hunter Biden’s lawyers was also confirmed to have occurred by the sources. That would have been the last chance for the younger Biden’s team to lobby the DOJ to not press charges or to lessen those being considered. Those charges include two counts of failure to file taxes, a single count of tax evasion, and the count of falsifying a gun purchase form.

The Post notes that some Hunter Biden allies are suggesting that because he paid the back taxes, he should be let off the hook.

In December 2020, federal agents sought to interview the younger Biden, leading him to publicly acknowledge that he was under investigation. “I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors,” Hunter Biden said in a statement at that time.

His allies point out that he has paid any owed taxes, in part by using some $2 million provided by Kevin Morris, a Hollywood lawyer and novelist who befriended Hunter Biden in 2019.

To not press charges because the money was eventually paid back by a wealthy Hollywood lawyer would be the ultimate slap in the face to normal Americans subjected to what is obviously a two-tiered justice system. Further, everyone, including the DOJ, should be asking why Kevin Morris is so interested in giving the president’s son so much money. Morris has also been paying Hunter Biden’s legal fees and even bought him a car.

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That entire arrangement is cause for major concern. It makes no sense, and one would suspect that Morris has been promised (or is actively receiving) something in return. Wealthy people don’t normally dump millions of dollars into degenerate drug addicts for no reason.

So will the DOJ do the right thing and charge Hunter Biden as they would any non-member of Democrat royalty? The cynic in me says Weiss is trying to run out the clock, and that even though the time for a decision has arrived, he’ll still continue to drag his feet. I hope that’s not the case, but what part of the DOJ’s actions in the last decade would cause people to trust otherwise?

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