A Republican senator wants to know what sort of game was being played when the judge in the Hunter Biden case expressed her displeasure with Hunter Biden’s legal team last week.
According to Fox News, Republican Sen. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska stated, “I’ve heard from countless Americans who are concerned our justice system is being weaponized against President Biden’s political opponents while his son gets preferential treatment,”
“There needs to be accountability for any misconduct or favoritism, including Hunter Biden’s own legal team. Faith in our justice system has been gravely damaged by the Biden administration’s mishandling of recent cases and restoring its integrity is essential,” he said.
According to The New York Times, Republican Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, urging Judge Maryellen Noreika to consider information gathered during the House investigation of Hunter Biden before sentencing him.
The filing was removed after Hunter Biden’s defense informed a court clerk that it contained personal tax information. The clerk believed that it was at the behest of Smith’s counsel, and not Biden’s defense.
Noreika stated in an order that she “has been informed that the caller, Ms. Jessica Bengels, represented that she worked with Mr. [Theodore] Kittila [the attorney for Smith] and requested the amicus materials be taken down because they contained sensitive grand jury, taxpayer and social security information.”
“It appears that the caller misrepresented her identity and who she worked for in an attempt to improperly convince the Clerk’s Office to remove the amicus materials from the docket,” Noreika wrote, adding that she was contemplating disciplinary action.
On Friday, the judge issued an order requiring all case-related inquiries to be directed to her instead of her assistants.
“Their jobs are not always easy, but they do these jobs well. They have earned my trust and my respect. I will not tolerate or countenance them being ill-used, disrespected or lied to,” she wrote.
The order observed that Biden’s counsel characterized the incident as “an unfortunate and unintentional miscommunication.”
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However, Ricketts said he is not letting the incident go, according to Fox.
“I write to you regarding the apparent unethical conduct of members of the New York State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. As you know, the cornerstone of the legal profession is ethics,” Ricketts wrote in a letter to agencies that oversee courts in New York state and Washington. CONTINUE READING…