Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online shares concerns about the federal plea deal offered to President Biden’s wayward son.

I predicted the Biden Justice Department would give Hunter a sweetheart plea deal right before Christmas, when Washington traditionally does its worst as people tune out the news.

Turns out it was just as summer was about to begin . . . when people are paying attention to the news, when the Biden Justice Department’s special counsel has just charged Donald Trump with 37 felony counts, and when Democrats are trying every way they can think of, without a scintilla of embarrassment, to rile up the Trump-friendly GOP base in hopes of getting Republicans to nominate Trump for the presidency.

Gotta love it when a plan comes together.

Here’s what I wrote six weeks ago:

“In a friendly interview on MSNBC on Friday, [President Biden] made it clear to his subordinates at the Biden Justice Department that he has determined his son Hunter should not be charged with a crime. ‘My son has done nothing wrong,’ said the president. ‘I trust him. I have faith in him, and it impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him.’

“This was blatant interference in the moribund investigation.” …

… Hunter Biden committed tax offenses that could have been charged as evasion, which is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment for each count. Furthermore, he made a false statement that enabled him to obtain a firearm; that’s a ten-year felony under legislation pushed through by then-senator Joe Biden to show how very serious Democrats are about gun crime. …

… [T]he Biden Justice Department is permitting Hunter Biden to dispose of the case with misdemeanor tax charges that will allow for a probation sentence, and diversion — essentially, no prosecution — on the gun felony that would result in imprisonment for most Americans who engaged in similar conduct.

Quite a deal.