(RepublicanDaily.org) – It was reported last Tuesday that federal prosecutors from US Attorney for Delaware David Weiss’ office had reached a deal with attorneys for Hunter Biden that will allow the president’s son to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges while admitting to the facts on the federal gun charge in exchange for no jail time.
Several media outlets responded to the news by focusing on Joe Biden’s “pain” as a father and how he remains proud of Hunter, despite his troubled son’s history of addiction and legal difficulties.
In response to the media’s ridiculous coverage, conservative podcaster Ben Shapiro suggested on his show last Wednesday that the media should be more focused on finding out where the president’s son got his money and how he obtained a place on the board of Ukraine’s Burisma Holdings.
Shapiro slammed the way the media tried to tug at the heartstrings rather than ask substantive questions about Hunter’s foreign business deals and how they might relate to Joe Biden.
Shapiro said the media should find out from where Joe Biden’s “stream of income” is coming and why virtually every member of the Biden family is “making bank off of Joe’s name.” He blasted the media’s lack of curiosity over how a drug addict like Hunter was placed on the Burisma board when he knows nothing about natural gas or Ukraine.
Shapiro also suggested that one reason the investigation into Hunter took so long might be because prosecutors didn’t want to charge Hunter before the 2022 Midterm elections.
According to papers filed in federal court in Wilmington last Tuesday, Hunter will agree to plead guilty to two misdemeanors for failing to pay federal income tax in 2017 and 2018 on time. During that period, Hunter earned more than $1.5 million and owed over $100,000.
In exchange for the plea, prosecutors are expected to recommend probation, according to the Washington Post.
In the second filing on the gun charge, Hunter will agree to enter a “Pretrial Diversion Agreement” in lieu of pleading guilty. This kind of agreement is usually offered to nonviolent offenders with substance abuse problems. Once Hunter completes the diversion program, the federal gun charge will be removed from his record.
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