Hunter Biden's two misdemeanor tax charges were dropped last week by Judge Maryellen Noreika, but it was not an occasion for Hunter to get excited about, as it was only a formality.
According to Breitbart, the charges were dropped so that new or similar charges can be filed as Hunter Biden's case moves to the next phase.
JUST IN - Hunter Biden tax charges dismissed by federal judge in Biden's home state Delaware pic.twitter.com/rHv0zQu7pW
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) August 17, 2023
U.S. Attorney David Weiss, the special counsel now overseeing the junior Biden's case, requested last week that the charges be dropped.
"After the hearing, the parties continued negotiating but reached an impasse," Weiss wrote in court filings last week, The Hill reported. "A trial is therefore in order."
Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss requested the dismissal last week in order to bring new charges in California or Washington, D.C., where Biden has lived, after a previous plea deal collapsed and remained unsalvageable.
Many have criticized U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's appointment of Weiss as the special counsel in charge of Hunter Biden's case, as they do not believe Weiss will have what it takes to hold Hunter accountable for his crimes.
"Weiss is a sham prosecutor. He covered up everything prior to this," one X user wrote.
Weiss is a sham prosecutor. He covered up everything prior to this.
— FADDE (@fadde) August 11, 2023
Many of those critics include Republicans who have lost faith in Weiss' ability to move forward given that he was part of negotiating the previous plea deal that fell apart in court after the structure of the deal was questioned by the judge.
Hunter Biden’s tax charges were just dismissed by a federal judge in Delaware.
Weren’t those 87,000 new IRS agents his dad hired supposed to be cracking down on rich tax cheats?
Guess the law doesn’t apply to you if your last name is Biden.
— Rep. Mike Loychik (@MikeLoychik) August 18, 2023
"Weiss needs to be replaced with and independent counsel outside the government," another X user wrote.
Weiss needs to be replaced with and independent counsel outside the government
— Bob Berg (@bberg1952) August 20, 2023
Only time will tell if Hunter Biden is offered yet another sugary "sweetheart deal," or if he'll be held to the same account as any other American citizen facing such charges.