Hunter Biden has finally been indicted on tax charges and that’s a good thing.
“The Defendant engaged in a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019, from in or about January 2017 through in or about October 15, 2020, and to evade the assessment of taxes for tax year 2018 when he filed false returns in or about February 2020,” the indictment unsealed in a federal court in California alleged.
In all, Hunter Biden was charged with three tax felonies and six misdemeanors that carry a maximum of 17 years in prison if convicted. They are in addition to three felony gun charges Weiss secured against the first son in federal court in Delaware.
Amusingly, Hunter’s lawyers allege that he would not have been charged had his name not been Biden. Sure. We all know that the IRS allows everyone else to deduct prostitutes and sex club memberships from their taxes. Hunter’s lawyers argue that he paid his taxes. He did not. Hollywood agent Kevin Morris paid his taxes. That’s also income not reported. A debt of gratitude is owed to two RIS whistleblowers- Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler– who came forward to testify to the coverup of the Hunter Biden tax fraud investigation.
But there’s a lot more to this story. Joe Biden is being shown the door.
You might remember that David Weiss is the weasel who changed the outcome of the 2020 election when he chose to smother the laptop investigation. He’s still a weasel. A dirtbag.
His problem was that he got caught. He never had any intention of charging Hunter Biden with anything, instead offering a sweetheart deal that would have immunized Hunter against all potential future charges. It was blown up by Judge MaryAnn Noreika.
Noreika repeatedly expressed skepticism of the first deal, asking at one point: “Have you ever seen a diversion agreement that is so broad that it encompasses crimes in another case?
When the judge queried Wise about whether he knew of any precedent for such a deal, the prosecutor replied, “No, your honor.”
As the hearing reached its conclusion, Noreika pressed lawyers on both sides several times about whether she was merely there to “rubber-stamp” the agreement.
“We’re not asking the court to rubber-stamp anything,” Wise said.
“Well, it certainly seems that way,” the judge shot back.
That ended the sweetheart deal. As the sordid details emerged it became apparent that the genie was not going back into the bottle. Accusations and assertions followed. Weiss claimed he did not have authority to press charges alone, but AG Garland testified that he did. But somebody told Weiss to get on with it. Weiss let the worst of the tax evasion charges die via statute of limitations and he planned to let Hunter escape with a slap on the wrist. Somebody, and we can speculate who (rhymes with yomama) decided that Joe had to go. Thus instead of allowing the whole thing to die on the vine, grand juries were convened. Hunter Biden is guilty as hell. It remains to be seen if Joe will pardon Hunter, but if he does, he’d be toast. So I expect Joe to decide not to run (wink) and then pardon Hunter on the way out. I also think the Oversight Committee is going to soon have Joe Biden in a vise. But with all those newly minted IRS agents pretty much every Republican in Congress is going to see an aggressive audit.
I am still waiting for the FARA violation charges. Paul Manafort went to prison for the same thing.
One of the great ironies of this episode is that Joe Biden promised to crack down on tax cheats, never expecting his son to be exposed as one.
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