Hunter Biden has been ordered to appear in court in connection with the Department of Justice’s case against him. Many on the right viewed the order as brief and simple.
The order comprised of a single sentence.
“At Wilmington this 21st day of June 2023, IT IS ORDERED that the defendant shall appear for an initial appearance on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 4A, J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building, 844 N. King Street, Wilmington, Delaware.”
The Hill reported that the president’s son has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of income tax evasion and enter a “pretrial diversion agreement” regarding a third charge of unlawful firearm possession.
The former president’s appointee, Judge Maryellen Noreika, must now decide whether or not to ratify the confession agreement.
“If he complies with the program’s terms, he will likely have the firearm charge dropped from his record,” The Hill reported. “If the plea deal is accepted by a judge, Biden will likely stay out of prison and may receive a probation sentence instead.”
The Hill highlighted the disparity between how Republicans and Democrats viewed the proceedings in an effort to protect Biden’s father, President Joe Biden, from potential damage.
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Republican Rep. James Comer, stated that his investigation into Biden’s family would continue and termed the plea agreement “a slap on the wrist.”
“Wow! The corrupt Biden DOJ just cleared up hundreds of years of criminal liability by giving Hunter Biden a mere ‘traffic ticket.,’ former President Donald Trump wrote on Truth Social. “Our system is BROKEN!”
Unsurprisingly, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the ranking Democrat on the committee, had a different opinion.
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“This development reflects the Justice Department’s continued institutional independence in following the evidence of actual crimes and enforcing the rule of law even in the face of constant criticism and heckling by my GOP colleagues who think that the system of justice should only follow their partisan wishes,” Raskin said, according to Reuters.
Raskin also accused House Republicans of “wailing” about the proceedings underway in the court of a Trump appointee. CONTINUE READING…