Something appears amiss with the Department of Justice case against Hunter Biden. He was originally working on a misdemeanor plea deal on federal gun charges until that fell apart.
The whole scenario had legal experts confused and now one legal eagle on the left has his head spinning while trying to figure out what prosecutors are doing. The case seems to be setting up where Biden could be on the hook for the gun charges with jail time a real possibility.
Senior legal analyst Elie Honig at CNN said just six weeks ago prosecutors were ready to plea the case for a misdemeanor and ditch the gun charge. Honig was speaking with “Inside Politics,” host Dana Bash on Thursday. From Fox News:
“The only conclusion that I think is consistent with all this is that the whistleblowers were right,” Honig said. “That initially, DOJ was ready to go in there and give this deal away cheaply and when the political pressure amped up, DOJ did a 180.”
Critics of the DOJ case have said the original case was a “sweetheart” deal for Hunter Biden. Whistleblowers testified that Biden received special treatment from the DOJ with investigators “trying to limit” questioning related to President Biden as part of the investigation into his son. Whistleblowers said decisions in the case seemed to be “influenced by politics.”
What is striking at this point is how CNN, a liberal mainstream media outlet, is covering the change in tune from DOJ prosecutors in Hunter Biden’s case. CNN’s pundits are openly questioning DOJ actions and motives that conservative outlets have questioned for months.
“Yeah, Dana, DOJ is giving me whiplash on this one,” Honig said. “Now they are about to indict him for a felony gun charge, which would likely carry jail time if there’s a conviction.”
As more facts in the case come to light, public interest, and pressure to get to the truth appears to be affecting how media outlets cover the case. The abrupt change in course by prosecutors resulted in the appointment of David Weiss as special counsel and now the latest indictment against Hunter Biden.
- Hunter Biden faces abrupt change in action by the Department of Justice.
- Liberal media outlet legal expert says case is causing him “whiplash.”
- CNN expert says “whistleblowers were right” in Hunter felony case.
Source: Fox News