Hunter Biden has agreed to a plea deal with the Department of Justice, but that doesn’t mean the DOJ’s investigation into the president’s son is going to end.
Earlier this week, David Weiss, a U.S. attorney, issued a statement that said the criminal investigation that’s being conducted into Biden is still “ongoing.” Those statements contradict ones made by Chris Clark, Biden’s attorney, on Tuesday of this week.
Clark said that it was his “understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved.”
The DOJ confirmed Clark’s statement from earlier this week that Biden will eventually plead guilty to two counts of tax evasion, both of which are classified as misdemeanors. As part of the plea agreement, he’ll also enter a pre-trial diversion program that will address the charge of illegally possessing a firearm, which was the single felony count against him.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware didn’t respond to requests for comments from the Daily Caller regarding the discrepancy between the two statements.
In the days after the plea deal was announced, politicians on both sides of the aisle naturally had much different reactions to it.
Democrats have said that the deal was proof that the U.S. judicial system is indeed fair, since not even the son of the president is immune from criminal prosecution. They even point to the fact that Weiss was appointed by former President Donald Trump as proof that the investigation was fair and just.
David Brock, who serves as president of the group Facts First USA – which is a pro-Biden group – commented about this to NBC News:
“The president had a Trump-appointed prosecutor looking at his own son. He certainly had his opportunity to skew the investigation in the other direction, and he didn’t do that. It shows that justice was served.”
At the same time, Republicans have said that the plea deal that was reached in the case reeks of preferential treatment for Hunter Biden, since his charges were downgraded to misdemeanors, and that he won’t serve any time in jail.
They point to the fact that Trump – President Joe Biden’s political rival – has been federally indicted on multiple felony charges related to possessing classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in what Republicans say is a politically-charged investigation.
Trump was also indicted on multiple felony charges in New York related to business fraud. While they are state charges and not federal, that investigation was led by a very anti-Trump Democrat.
There are also other criminal investigations still ongoing into Trump’s role in trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election, and all of those investigations are being led by Democrats, too.
Following the announcement of the plea deal, Republican Representative James Comer, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said the deal was “a slap on the wrist” that wouldn’t slow the investigations Republicans in the House are conducting into Joe Biden and the rest of his family.
He added that the charges against Hunter “reveal a two-tiered system of justice.”