By Lee Williams
The Biden Family’s infamous dual standard of justice was on full display this morning when Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss disclosed the details of Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal. Weiss had been investigating allegations of tax and firearm violations involving the president’s son for more than five years.
Biden the younger will plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges after failing to pay federal income tax in 2017 and 2018 — he owed more than $1 million in back taxes. He will also admit that he illegally possessed a firearm after lying on an ATF Form 4473 during a 2018 handgun purchase in Delaware. Hunter denied he was a narcotics user on the 4473 despite his self-documented crack cocaine addiction.
Unlike Miracle Star Vaughn, a 27-year-old woman from North Liberty, Iowa who was sentenced last month to serve 366 days in a federal prison for lying on a 4473 about her drug use, Hunter will not see the inside of a federal prison for his false statements. He got a pass. Instead, federal prosecutors will allow him to enter a two-year diversion program. If Hunter behaves for two years, and the odds of that are iffy, the federal gun charge will be dismissed. Hunter will not be a convicted felon and will not forfeit any rights.
So much for Joe Biden’s much ballyhooed war on guns. So much for cracking down on illegal firearm sales. So much for the Biden-Harris administration’s zero tolerance policy for illegal firearm possession. If a Biden is involved, Lady Justice is not blind, because Joe removed her blindfold and put his meaty thumb on her scale.
Were anyone other than a Biden caught with a platoon of Eurotrash hookers, lashings of cocaine and videos of nude handgun brandishing, the ATF would bury them under a federal prison, for decades. But Hunter got a pass.
Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of his preferential treatment is that everyone – everyone – saw it coming. No one expected Hunter to do any time, much less hard time. Everyone knew the fix was in.
In a failed attempt to maintain some credibility, U.S. Attorney David Weiss said Tuesday that despite the plea deal, the investigation is “ongoing,” a nod to the Burisma probes conducted by various House committees. Sure, Dave. Whatever.
Weiss takes his orders from Attorney General Merrick Garland, who is busy ignoring bribery allegations involving Hunter’s dad. The younger Biden is off Garland’s radar, most likely for good.
President Trump once joked that he could shoot someone “in the middle of Fifth Avenue” and he wouldn’t lose any voters. Hunter Biden could actually do it, high on cocaine, bare-assed naked and surrounded by U.S. Attorneys and plenty of hookers and he wouldn’t spend a day in jail.
There is no justice at the Department of Justice anymore. There is one set of rules for the Bidens and their ilk, and another for us lowly non-Bidens.
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