by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that the Department of Justice had planned to let Hunter Biden completely skate on charges of tax fraud, felony gun possession, and whatever other felonies he’s committed. That is until a couple of whistleblowers blew the deal. So, plan B was a sweetheart plea deal, which blew up when the judge discovered a blanket immunity provision tucked into it.
U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss was the guy who hoped to get Biden off and then cooked up the plea deal. This is bombshell evidence of corruption and favoritism.
And how was Weiss punished? Attorney General Merrick Garland named him “special prosecutor” in the Hunter Biden criminal probe.
Here’s what the Times, to its credit, reported (albeit on a Saturday when nobody is paying attention):
“Earlier this year, The Times found, Mr. Weiss appeared willing to forgo any prosecution of Mr. Biden at all, and his office came close to agreeing to end the investigation without requiring a guilty plea on any charges. But the correspondence reveals that his position, relayed through his staff, changed in the spring, around the time a pair of IRS officials on the case accused the Justice Department of hamstringing the investigation. Mr. Weiss suddenly demanded that Mr. Biden plead guilty to committing tax offenses.”
This sort of stuff keeps piling up.
Fox News reported last week that an FBI agent has told congressional investigators that the Biden transition team was tipped off about a planned interview of Hunter Biden, which resulted in the interview not taking place.
“Tipping off the transition team and not being able to interview Hunter Biden as planned are just a couple of examples that reveal the Justice Department’s misconduct in the Biden criminal investigation that occurred under U.S. Attorney Weiss’ watch,” House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., told Fox News Digital.