Mike Miller writes for RedState.com about the curious nature of the Justice Department’s latest actions involving Hunter Biden.

Hunter Biden was indicted on nine tax counts on Thursday, including four counts of failure to pay taxes, two counts of filing false tax documents, two counts of failure to file taxes, and one count of tax evasion. The indictment alleges that Joe Biden’s wayward son engaged in a “four-year scheme” not to pay taxes of at least $1.4 million. 

If found guilty of all charges, Hunter could face up to 17 years in prison.

Now that the dust is beginning to settle on the news, social media keyboard jockeys and some of the best legal minds in the country alike are analyzing the indictment — and weighing in with a myriad of opinions.

One such individual in the second category is legal scholar, author, and Fox News legal analyst Jonathan Turley. Turley’s analysis of what the indictment didn’t include is far more interesting — to me, anyway — than what it included.

In a Friday article, Turley observed that “The steps taken by Hunter to evade taxes are impressive, but not nearly as impressive as the efforts of the Justice Department to evade any direct implications for his father, President Biden.”

“In that sense,” Turley said, “the indictment itself is a marvel of evasion.”

In other words, the George Washington University Law School professor charged, the DOJ very carefully and very intentionally wrote the indictment to protect Joe Biden from any implications of wrongdoing. 

“There are three glaring omissions in the indictment that tend to shield critical payments and conduct that implicate the president,” Turley wrote. …

As Turley explained, exploring — and exposing — the early Ukrainian payments would have led to critical questions about Hunter’s influence peddling and would have shined a glaring spotlight on Joe’s efforts to force the Ukrainians into firing the prosecutor investigating Burisma — by holding back a billion dollars in aid for the country.