Hunter Biden's sweetheart deal with federal prosecutors will do nothing to change or deter investigations by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, the Conservative Brief reported. So far, President Joe Biden's son has avoided jail time despite his myriad of crimes.
News broke on Tuesday about Hunter Biden's agreement with the Department of Justice that amounts to little more than probation. He has agreed to plead guilty to failing to pay income taxes in 2017 and 2018.
He is also enrolling in a program rather than accepting serious gun charges. "The defendant has agreed to enter a Pretrial Diversion Agreement with respect to the firearm Information," the court filing from federal prosecutors noted.
It was immediately clear that Hunter Biden was receiving preferential treatment because of his father's political office. Armed with the courage of his convictions, Comer doubled down on his promise to make sure the younger Biden is brought to justice.
Immediately following the announcement, Comer took to Twitter with a statement to that effect. "Hunter Biden is getting away with a slap on the wrist when growing evidence uncovered by the House Oversight Committee reveals the Bidens engaged in a pattern of corruption, influence peddling, and possibly bribery," wrote as a caption to an image of his full statement.
"Let’s be clear: the Department of Justice’s charges against President Biden’s son Hunter reveals a two-tiered system of justice," Comer said in the statement. “Hunter Biden is getting away with a slap on the wrist when growing evidence uncovered by the House Oversight Committee reveals the Bidens engaged in a pattern of corruption, influence peddling, and possibly bribery," he asserted.
"These charges against Hunter Biden and sweetheart plea deal have no impact on the Oversight Committee’s investigation," Comer went on. "We will not rest until the full extent of President Biden’s involvement in the family’s schemes are revealed."
Comer's plan to do that is bolstered by bank records that show that the Biden family set up 20 shell companies through which they laundered millions of dollars from overseas schemes. The chairman also joined Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in demanding the FBI turn over documents that suggest the Bidens were bribed while Joe Biden was vice president.
A Ukrainian businessman allegedly paid the family $10 million in an influence-peddling racket. The FBI has the documents with the information that came from an informant but has been cagey about turning the information over to the committee.
"We’re going to start bringing in key figures in the Biden family influence-peddling schemes for depositions and I think we’re on the right track, even though we’re having to fight the FBI, fight the DOJ [Department of Justice], fight the Democrats in Congress and fight the mainstream media," Comer said. The committee will move forward regardless of what federal prosecutors decide.
It's obvious that Hunter Biden has benefited from being the president's son and that he continues to have the support of the White House. On Tuesday, after the deal was announced, Joe Biden continued to defend his son, saying he was "very proud" of the 53-year-old tax evader and ex-addict, the New York Post reported.
“I’m very proud of my son,” the president said when asked about it by the press that day. During an interview with MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle on May 5, Joe Biden insisted his son was innocent.
"My son has done nothing wrong. I trust him," Joe Biden told the host.
The Department of Justice may be going soft on Hunter Biden, but he may not be off the hook just yet. Congressional Republicans are committed to thoroughly investigating the president's ties to his son's shady business dealings, and the two might find themselves in more legal trouble after all.