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 June 21, 2023

The investigation into Hunter Biden's plea continues, and the Department of Justice will not comment on 'future charges'

Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, indicated on Tuesday that he intends to plead guilty to two tax misdemeanors and enter into an arrangement with federal prosecutors to resolve a felony gun charge.

The Justice Department investigation into Hunter Biden remains "ongoing" despite the fact that Hunter Biden plans to enter into a plea agreement to resolve a felony gun charge, as The Washington Examiner reported.

David Weiss, the U.S. attorney who lead the investigation, stated in a statement that it is ongoing, but he declined to provide additional information about what is still under investigation. "Department policy prohibits the U.S. Attorney's Office from commenting on future charges," USAO spokesperson Kimberlynn Reeves told the Washington Examiner.

According to court documents, the president's son has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of "willful failure to pay" his federal income taxes and will enter a "pretrial diversion agreement" regarding the possession of a firearm "by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance."

Reeves refuted the claim that the filing was a "plea agreement," stating, "In the case at hand, we filed two informations and made a statement regarding those filings."

A federal judge must still confirm the confession before it can be accepted. If the judge agrees, the president's son will presumably enter a guilty plea in federal court shortly.

According to Hunter Biden's legal team, the plea agreement is intended to terminate the younger Biden's legal liability in all matters investigated by federal authorities, including those involving Republican allegations regarding his business dealings.

The FBI FD-1023 form alleging that the younger Biden and the then-vice president accepted a bribe from a foreign national is currently at the focus of an investigation conducted by James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the Oversight Committee.

Former Attorney General Bill Barr has stated that this document was provided to federal authorities, but none of the charges filed on Tuesday pertain to this document or the younger Biden's business transactions.

Republicans have repeatedly asserted that the fact that the document containing the allegations was forwarded to federal investigators in Delaware is evidence of their veracity. However, the FBI has stated that the existence of the information in the record does not indicate that the allegations have been validated.

While Reeves declined to comment on any "future charges," the younger Biden's counsel, Chris Clark, released the following statement: "It is my understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter has concluded."

Weiss, an appointee of former President Donald Trump who was allowed to remain in his position after Biden took office, released a statement on Tuesday in which he did not specify which aspects of the investigation remain open or whether they involve the younger Biden's business associates, family members, or other individuals.

Clark told MSNBC's Katy Tur Reports, "I would not" when asked if he would have made a bargain if he had anticipated additional charges.

Regarding the court proceeding, I believe that agreements will emerge. And I believe that once that transpires, everyone will see what happens," Clark added.

Written By:
Charlotte Tyler

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