The White House said that Hunter Biden’s news on Tuesday was the end of his sordid saga, but political rivals say it’s just the beginning.
The Justice Department wrote in a court filing on Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s troubled son will plead guilty to federal tax charges and the illegal purchase of a handgun while he was using illegal drugs. Hunter Biden’s lawyer immediately announced that it addressed the last venture of his examination.
BIDEN FACES THE PROSPECT OF A UPS STRIKE WHILE CONSOLIDATING UNION SUPPORT
“With the announcement of two agreements between my client, Hunter Biden, and the United States attorney’s office for the District of Delaware, it is my understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved,” read the statement from attorney Chris Clark. ” I know Hunter believes it is essential to take responsibility for these mistakes he made during a period of turmoil and addiction in his life. He looks forward to continuing his recovery and moving forward.”
A statement was also issued by White House spokesman Ian Sams, who framed it as the beginning of a rebuild.
It stated, “The president and first lady support their son as he continues to rebuild his life.” “We will have no further comment.”
SurgeZircUS contacted Joe Biden’s campaign for reelection but received no response.
However, the president’s political rivals and many congressional Republicans saw something else in the development. They quickly pointed out what they believe to be a double standard, pointing to the obvious fact that Hunter Biden will not serve time in prison and that his father is in charge of the Department of Justice.
“Let’s be clear: the Department of Justice’s charges against President Biden’s son Hunter reveal a two-tiered system of justice,” said House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY). “These charges against Hunter Biden and sweetheart plea deal have no impact on the Oversight Committee’s investigation. We will not rest until the full extent of President Biden’s involvement in the family’s schemes are revealed.”
In light of this, Hunter Biden’s plea adds to the twist in the investigations involving Joe Biden and Donald Trump, his top Republican rival. Comer is looking into payments made to Joe Biden’s family members while he was vice president.
Both Joe Biden and Trump are still under scrutiny for how they handled classified documents. Trump is about to go on trial for this, and Comer is looking into those payments.
House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) stated, “It’s never been more clear that we have a two tiered system of justice when you have the son of the sitting President of the United States selling our country out to the highest bidder, laundering money, committing tax fraud, accepting bribes, illegally obtaining a firearm, and shamefully avoiding child support.”
Republicans in the House won’t stop until the entire illegal corruption of the Biden crime family is exposed.
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) criticized it as a “sweetheart deal,” and Nikki Haley criticized the “double standard of justice.” Trump and other GOP 2024 contenders were quick to make the same point.
Democrats and progressives defended the deal, pointing to the fact that prosecutor David Weiss was a Trump appointee, filling the void left by the White House’s silence.
“A Trump-appointed prosecutor led the investigation into Hunter Biden,” said MSNBC analyst Mehdi Hasan. “Will ‘dictator’ Joe Biden now appoint a prosecutor to investigate Jared Kushner? Isn’t that what should happen now, per the GOP view of the world?”
As the focus shifts to the presidential race 2024, this battle over messaging will continue and intensify.
Despite the controversy, Joe Biden has not hesitated to be seen with or defending his son. In response to shouted questions from reporters on Tuesday afternoon, he told an interviewer in May that Hunter Biden had not done anything wrong and was “very proud” of his son.
Along with his father, Hunter Biden frequently travels, where he is picked up by photojournalists who accompany the president.
The president has also laughed off or pointedly refused to answer shouted questions about his son at other times. Last week, he asked a reporter why he had asked “such a dumb question.”
Despite this, the allegations continue to influence public perceptions of the president. Only 31.4% of voters, according to a recent Convention of States Action poll, deny that the Biden family has received foreign payments to influence national policy decisions.
However, Republican Party strategist Doug Heye stated that the substance of the various investigations would be the determining factor politically as the campaign season begins. This is the case despite the verbal conflict.
He stated, “[Hunter Biden’s actions] will remain a focus of hearings.” If there is more, the problem will get worse. If not, it primarily plays the base.”