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July 27, 2023
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When Hunter Biden’s “sweetheart” plea deal --- and it was that --- didn’t go through as planned on Wednesday, some in the mainstream media tried to say that this showed that we didn’t have a “two-tier” justice system after all!

Oh, we very much do.  It’s just that this time, a judge was involved who didn’t want to be a rubber stamp.  She actually said that, in those words.  It was apparently the luck of the draw that led to this deal going before a judge who couldn’t in good conscience go along with a kind of plea deal she’d never even seen before.

Federal District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika also must not have appreciated being duped.  As we reported yesterday, at the eleventh hour, Hunter’s conniving attorneys apparently tried to put one over on the court to keep 448 pages of whistleblower testimony about Hunter getting “special treatment” out of a filing that would have gone before the judge.  These lowlife snakes face possible sanctions for allegedly assuming a false identity in a telephone conversation with court clerk Samantha Grimes.  These sanctions had better be more than the same kind of slap on the wrist that they were maneuvering to get for their client.  What does it take to get an attorney disbarred these days?

Reportedly, Judge Noreika smelled a rat and looked into the origins of that phone call through Caller ID.  Sure enough, it turned out to be a New York number associated with the Biden team, which appears to have been busted.

“If the case smelled rotten before,” said Jeff Charles at REDSTATE, “it has now become so pungent that it makes a skunk’s scent smell like lilac and fresh-baked blueberry pie.”  But he’s not hopeful that the newly-acquired stink of this means there will be any harsher treatment for Hunter, who will still receive “a slight admonishment and maybe some finger wagging thrown in for good measure.”

We shall see.  Jeff Charles’ piece is VIP, subscription-only, but we’ve given you the gist.

https://redstate.com/jeffc/2023/07/26/heres-why-hunter-bidens-plea-deal-intrigue-ultimately-wont-matter-n782478

The plea deal fell apart over a key dispute:  whether Hunter could still be prosecuted in the future for other offenses that are still under investigation, such as failure to register for his foreign lobbying under FARA, the Foreign Agents Registration Act.  Those who try to say this isn’t a big deal should tell it to Paul Manafort.

The DOJ told the judge he could still be prosecuted for that, while Hunter’s attorneys said they thought he was given immunity from that.  When lead prosecutor Leo Wise said Hunter didn’t have immunity to other charges, Biden’s attorney said the agreement was “null and void.”

POLITICO obtained a copy of this null-and-void agreement and published the whole thing.

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/07/26/proposed-hunter-biden-plea-agreement-00108426

By the way, if you think Hunter was going through this process as you or I would go to court, take a look at how he arrived at the courthouse.

But Judge Noreika treated him like a normal person when she presented him with his conditions for release.  These are quite stringent, and include prohibitions from drinking alcohol or taking prohibited drugs, possessing a firearm, or violating any laws.  He’s also required to submit to random drug testing and to “seek employment.”  Doesn’t she know he’s a famous and well-compensated artist? 

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2023/07/26/judge-hits-hunter-biden-with-new-conditions-of-release-after-not-guilty-plea-n2626253

This timeline of the developing story should give you an idea of what Wednesday was like.

https://therightscoop.com/breaking-hunter-biden-sweetheart-deal-falling-apart-in-court-today/

Once the judge had stripped away the immunity from future prosecutions under this deal, Hunter changed his plea from guilty to not guilty.  So, he did it, and now he didn’t.

https://twitter.com/townhallcom/status/1684252645177819148

If you watch any commentary on this whole process --- how it’s supposed to work as opposed to how it’s working in practice under this DOJ --- it should be this from Tammy Bruce Wednesday on FOX NEWS.  In just two-and-a-half minutes, she takes it all down.  “I don’t know if Hunter Biden’s lawyer put the bong down before he went into the courtroom today,” she said.  “It would be helpful to know your lawyer is not on drugs, or at least engaging in something that alters your perception of life.”

All of the misconduct we’re seeing, she said, “would make any normal person say, ‘Wait a minute.’  But for now, years, nobody has been saying, ‘Wait a minute.’  And it is time that we stop and we say, ‘Enough already.’ 

https://twitter.com/townhallcom/status/1684241425272123407?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp

At the time the plea agreement was reached, Hunter’s attorneys were ready to use it to put the whole investigation to bed.  Chris Clark, formerly of the Democrat powerhouse law firm Latham & Watkins, said at the time, “With the announcement of two agreements between my client, Hunter Biden, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, it is my understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved.”

Really??  Just like that?  Not so fast.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2023/07/26/breaking-hunter-foreign-special-agent-n2626251

We were all supposed to “move on” from this, but law professor Jonathan Turley says there’s “almost a panic setting in” among the media and Democrats (I repeat myself) because Republicans won’t do it.

“They all want to move on,” Turley says of the media, “because the alternative is to recognize one of the most significant corruption scandals in modern history, but it’s something the media played a role in suppressing...But that’s just not going to happen.  The evidence is mounting.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/07/26/jonathan-turley-explains-why-panic-is-setting-in-for-democrats-n2626221

The gun law violation with which Hunter was charged certainly makes things uncomfortable for the pro-gun control Biden administration.  Violating gun laws isn’t so bad if Hunter does it, and the White House won’t address that at all, but for you and your family, it’s different.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2023/07/26/biden-gun-laws-for-thee-not-for-my-son-n2626255

Speaking of Karine Jean-Pierre, she has repeatedly insisted that Hunter Biden’s legal travails are “a personal matter” and that the White House will not comment.  But as Margot Cleveland points out, this scandal is not about Hunter’s sordid sex life and history of drug abuse.  “Rather, it concerned Joe Biden’s abuse of power as vice president for financial gain.   And now, it reaches much further --- including 10 distinct scandals.”

She goes on to outline Hunter’s many uncharged crimes, which are the reason Hunter’s attorneys wanted to get that plea deal done and also why Judge Noreika refused to supply that “rubber stamp.”  This is likely “extensive criminal conduct for over a decade.”  The efforts by the DOJ and FBI to protect him are a separate scandal.  She includes their interference in the 2020 election, which they accomplished by hiding the evidence on Hunter’s laptop and falsely dismissing it as “Russian disinformation.”

When it comes to their handling of investigations into Biden family corruption, she says, “the evidence of potential misconduct is overwhelming.”  We would add that the talking point that there’s “no evidence” of wrongdoing and that this is just conspiracy theory is a huge, outrageous lie, though it’s told over and over by people with no sense of shame.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/07/26/biden-family-scandals-are-so-much-bigger-than-hunters-hookers-and-burisma-bribery/

Ted Cruz said on Wednesday’s HANNITY that Jean-Pierre would make a “terrible poker player,” because she has a “tell.”  When she says she’s about to tell you the same thing she’s told you before, “you know the next words out of her mouth are gonna be totally different from anything she’s ever said before.”  Watch the segment to see his comments on the events that took place in court and the importance of the timing, as we’ve now got so much more evidence from the IRS whistleblower testimony and the FBI’s “1023,” which he says is “damning.”  If what’s in it is true, he says, “Joe Biden should be impeached...for bribery, which is explicitly enumerated in the Constitution; he should be removed from office, he should be prosecuted and go to jail for taking millions of dollars in bribes.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6331903478112

With so much Biden corruption still being looked into, a comprehensive plea agreement for Hunter was way, way premature.  Here are committee chairmen Jim Jordan, James Comer and Jason Smith to talk about it.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6331902731112

As far as we know --- there has been speculation to the contrary --- the scheduled behind-closed-doors testimony of former Hunter business partner Devon Archer is still on for Monday.  He’s reportedly in hiding due to death threats he’s received, as the word is that he’s going to testify that then-VP Biden sat in on about two dozen phone calls with Hunter’s business associates.

We’re wondering how much of his testimony might relate to 2014 and 2015, the “Burisma years,” which are also the years for which the DOJ conveniently allowed the statute of limitations for tax violations to expire.  If Hunter can be prosecuted for a FARA violation, we might be looking into those years after all.

Related: There are so many Biden scandals, they’re bumping into one another. Last January, photos circulated of Hunter Biden driving Joe’s classic Corvette. At the time, they were intended as proof that Hunter had access to the garage where Joe stored classified documents. But now, it’s been pointed out that the photos were also time-stamped on the same day Hunter sent that message demanding payment from a Chinese businessman and warning that his dad was in the room. So now, any media excuses that Hunter might have been making that up and that his dad was nowhere nearby are blown up.

I’ll bet Joe knew at the time that it was a bad idea to let Hunter drive his ‘Vette; he just didn’t realize all the reasons why.

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  • Ed Thompson

    07/29/2023 09:00 AM

    At this point what’s left to be said? If a person had a mind to, they could go back 20-30-40+ years and pick examples of Joes incompetence or poor judgement on how to do anything FOR America, not TO America! Not to mention his inability to speak truth about anything! The perfect example of a true politician who has been treated like a genius for his gobly gook speech’s when if anything he said gets looked at deep enough, turns out to be word salad for the masses with no taste dressing! He and others like him should have been sent out to pasture to spread their on personal brand of manure to kill the weeds off! Nothing they spread makes anything grow!

  • Alan Bennett

    07/29/2023 05:44 AM

    Although living in Australia right now, I have followed this whole debacle with burning interest. I can see God's purpose behind it all; He is exposing the whole dreadful truth behind the swamp for the first time as I see it. What a global mess we find ourselves in. Our Aussie politics, bent and twisted as they are, don't compare to yours! Oh for an "Honest Politician," or is that an oxymoron! We need number 45 back in place and soon. He must be God's man. With all that he, Pres' Trump has faced, he and his family, have needed the courage and the wisdom of king David, and God has provided it. May all of these indictments fall to the ground, and found to be without substance. It's time for justice to be seen - and that blindfold replaced - God has a plan!

  • Robin Gonsalves

    07/29/2023 03:00 AM

    Devon Archer didn’t commit suicide!

  • Charles Alaniz

    07/28/2023 03:22 PM

    Notice that there are three people in the Corvette. There has never been a Corvette made that had three seats, much less three seat belts. If I went tooling around with a person sitting on the console of my convertible, you can guarantee that I'm gonna get a (well deserved) ticket, but I 'm sure Hunter knows that no cop is going to give him a ticket for that.