Laura Ingraham, a Fox News personality, reviewed Hunter Biden’s plea agreement on Thursday, following its collapse in a federal courtroom in Delaware the day before. She claimed that the Justice Department appeared to be “in cahoots” with Biden’s defense attorneys.
She spoke after Biden’s court appearance on Wednesday, when his immunity issues threatened to undermine his plea agreement on two minor tax offenses.
The U.S. District Court’s Judge Maryellen Noreika conveyed initial “concerns” regarding the parties’ linking of the tax plea agreement to a plea bargain for a felony firearms charge. Hunter Biden submitted a “not guilty” plea to all of his offenses after the judge denied his request for immunity from further prosecution as part of a plea agreement.
“Prosecutors on Wednesday said Hunter Biden pleading guilty to the two misdemeanor tax offenses would not immunize him from future charges. The judge asked whether a potential violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act was under consideration, but prosecutors were tight-lipped on the matter. The judge put the court in recess and asked that federal prosecutors and Biden’s legal team discuss the plea deal, telling the court that they did not appear to be in agreement on the terms,” Fox News reported.
Ingraham, a lawyer by profession, detected a rat.
“Now the details of the now defunct Hunter Biden plea show once again how far the legal system will bend to accommodate and ultimately protect the Bidens. So the rule of law is always an afterthought for these people. What’s important is keeping Joe Biden in power,” she said to begin a monologue.
So after combing through both the plea agreement itself, as well as the transcript of yesterday’s court proceedings, The Angle understands why there was such a concerted effort to keep it all from the public. Now, the most damning provision, and one we hit briefly last night would have granted absurdly broad immunity to Hunter Biden.
Very conveniently, it would have covered every crime he may have committed during the relevant time frame. Presumably stuff regarding his lucrative business dealings with foreign entities based in China, Romania, Ukraine and God knows where else.
Now the effort to shield Hunter from further investigations — this is an explosive development, and it begs the question, if all these relationships he had with foreign business interests were on the up and up, now, why would the first son and why would his legal team think he needed this expansive immunity deal? And why wasn’t this known until yesterday?
Well, I’ll tell you why, because it appears that the lawyers from Joe Biden’s DOJ and Hunter’s legal team were in cahoots. The secret get out of jail free arrangement was hidden in paragraph 15 of something called the Pretrial Diversion Agreement, not even the deal itself. So when Judge Noreika discovered the scope of the immunity and then the unconstitutional role it would have conferred upon her, she was not happy.
“So have you ever seen — I think I just asked you this, but have you ever seen a Diversion Agreement where the agreement not to prosecute is so broad that it encompasses crimes in a different case?” Noreika asked, according to a court transcript.
“No,” Wise replied. “And I would say Your Honor, I don’t think it is broad in the sense that —”
At that point, the judge interjected, saying, “We’re going to talk about that. You can sit down.”
According to Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley, the legal wrangling demonstrates the deal’s faults and raises the possibility of additional penalties, as he told CNN.
“It’s very telling that the judge intervened here and said basically, ‘No, I’m not going to approve some sweeping blanket deal,’” the Republican from Missouri said. “I mean, that tells you the court has serious concerns about other potential charges here and also the scope of the deal, which has seemed outrageous from the beginning. This, I think, signals that they’re still very much as potential for prosecution forward.”