Former President Donald Trump seems to have joked that Hunter Biden should be executed for not paying his taxes. He slammed Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss for the Hunter Biden plea deal that let Biden off easy for not paying his taxes for 2017 and 2018. This has some Liberals crying hypocrisy.
“Weiss is a COWARD, a smaller version of Bill Barr, who never had the courage to do what everyone knows should have been done,” Trump wrote of Weiss in a TruthSocial post.
“He gave out a traffic ticket instead of a death sentence. Because of the two Democrat Senators in Delaware, they got to choose and/or approve him. Maybe the judge presiding will have the courage and intellect to break up this cesspool of crime. The collusion and corruption is beyond description. TWO TIERS OF JUSTICE!”
Trump and his supporters have contrasted the Justice Department’s rush to indict him in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case with the light hand it has given Biden.
“… [A}musing is the notion put forth by Trump that there are “TWO TIERS OF JUSTICE.” There are, but for many decades he’s been a beneficiary of the two-tier system, on account of being a wealthy guy with power. Meanwhile, he was happy to help do his part to see innocent people sent to prison,” Vanity Fair columnist Bess Levin writes, claiming that Trump suffers from hypocrisy due to his own past participation in questionable tax schemes.
IRS Investigator Claimed Justice Department Interference
IRS Supervisory Agent Gary Shapely and a second unnamed agent who worked for him alleged in sworn testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee that the Justice Department ran interference for the Bidens that prevented a search warrant from being executed prior to the 2020 election.
Shapley claimed that Hunter Biden received “preferential treatment” from the Justice Department and that the case was “slow-walked.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Donoghue allegedly issued a “cease and desist” to prevent a warrant from being issued, Shapely testified.
Weiss and Attorney General Merrick Garland both have denied Shapely’s claims.
“… [T]he Department of Justice did not retaliate against “an Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Criminal Supervisory Special Agent and whistleblower, as well as his entire investigative team… for making protected disclosures to Congress,” Weiss said in his letter responding to Jordan. “As the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, my charging authority is geographically limited to my home district.”
Whistleblower Indictment Complicates Republican Effort Against the Bidens
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., accused the Justice Department of giving Hunter Biden a slap on the wrist.
Democrats see a wrinkle in Comer’s attempt to tie the Bidens to corrupt and potentially illegal activities in the form of whistleblower Gal Luft’s indictment on charges of illegal arms trafficking and working as an unregistered foreign agent for the Chinese government. Luft played a central role in connecting the Bidens with CEFC China Energy, an energy firm with close ties to Chinese intelligence.
Comer has called Luft a “credible source” for the FD-1023 document that his committee wrestled with FBI Director Christopher Wray to obtain. The document contained a preliminary claim from Luft that Biden had participated in a $5 million bribery scheme with the corrupt Ukrainian energy firm Burisma to pressure then-Ukrainian President Poro Poroshenko to fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in 2016.
The Luft indictment, however, could boomerang on the Democrats. It could lead to questions as to why Hunter Biden and potentially Joe Biden were not indicted for similar violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in connection with their own dealings with CEFC Energy. Luft alleged that Hunter Biden was friendly with a mole called ‘One Eye’.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting. He writes conservative opinion articles for this publication.