New Evidence Reveals That Weiss Had No Plans to Charge Hunter Biden Until IRS Whistleblowers Forced His Hand 

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Special Counsel David Weiss, who was leading the inquiry into the alleged criminal activities of Hunter Biden, initially had no intentions of bringing any charges against the president’s son.  

That all changed after two IRS whistleblowers came forward with significant information regarding the Department of Justice’s influence over the federal investigation. Correspondence obtained by the New York Times sheds light on the fact that Weiss’s decision was prompted by this testimony. 

Attorneys representing the whistleblowers stressed that the courageous actions of their clients played a pivotal role in pushing for the charges against Hunter Biden. In fact, without their intervention, it’s likely that he wouldn’t have faced any charges at all. 

According to sources cited by the New York Times, after nearly four years of investigation, Weiss, who was operating within a five-year timeframe, initially concluded that he lacked sufficient evidence to proceed with charging the president’s son. 

Earlier this year, as discussions unfolded between Weiss and Hunter Biden’s legal team, efforts were reportedly underway to negotiate a deal that would enable Hunter to avoid pleading guilty to any charges, including misdemeanors. 

Gary Shapley, a whistleblower, emerged to make allegations that the Department of Justice (DOJ) in both Washington, D.C., and California had declined to press charges against Hunter Biden due to perceived “political pressures.” Shapley contended that the president’s son was given preferential treatment. 

Within a matter of days after Shapley’s testimony, Special Counsel David Weiss altered his approach. He now wanted Hunter to admit guilt concerning two misdemeanor tax charges, as detailed by the New York Times. 

However, this strategy took a sharp turn when it spectacularly collapsed in court, thanks to the sharp eyes of Judge Maryellen Noreika. 

On July 26, Hunter stood before a federal court, poised to acknowledge his guilt regarding two misdemeanor tax charges. This arrangement would have translated to minimal penalties and no prison time. Critics, primarily from the Republican camp, derided the deal as a “sweetheart deal” that the DOJ, under Biden’s leadership, had orchestrated to safeguard the president’s son from harsher consequences. 

IRS agents Joe Ziegler and Gary Shapley told House Republicans, under oath, that their investigation supported both felony and misdemeanor tax charges. However, these charges were not pursued against Hunter in the end because of political pressures. 

Reportedly, Weiss had tried to charge Hunter with felonies in Washington, D.C., but Matthew Graves, the Biden-appointed top federal prosecutor in the district, blocked these additional charges. According to Ziegler and Shapley, this represented just one incident in an emerging pattern of special treatment for Hunter.  The IRS whistleblowers reported that they were warned they would be in “hot water” if they attempted to speak to President Joe Biden’s family during their investigation.  

Under the former plea deal, Hunter would have been protected against all potential future criminal investigations, including those detailing his potential foreign lobbying and bribery activities. 

Following the collapse of the plea deal earlier this month, prosecutors sought to have the charges in Delaware dismissed, potentially paving the way for new charges to be filed in California or Washington, D.C. The IRS whistleblowers revealed that they had recommended charging the president’s son with six federal felonies, including offenses like tax evasion and the submission of falsified tax returns. 

Weiss, now named special counsel in the Hunter Biden legal investigations, advised prosecutors to request the dismissal of two tax misdemeanor charges because were filed as part of Hunter’s original plea deal. 

Judge Noreika granted this procedural request on Thursday. 

The breakdown of the agreement between the prosecution and Hunter’s defense team opens the door to the possibility of additional charges against Hunter. These potential legal actions may encompass investigations into his business dealings with countries such as Ukraine, Romania, and China.  

But with Weiss in charge, it’s likely the cases will not progress. This is the same prosecutor who allowed the statute of limitations to expire on some potential criminal charges against Hunter Biden. One of the cases involved back taxes exceeding $125k, money that Hunter can retain now that the statute has run out. 

Ongoing legal battles create a political circus, unlike anything America has seen before. The president’s son faces criminal charges while his father, also potentially facing criminal charges, seeks reelection. Meanwhile, the president’s top political rival is facing multiple criminal trials as well. 

Thanks to liberals, politics is becoming a spectator sport. Leave it to the Democrats to push for Olympic gold in a game Americans are tired of playing.