Careful what you wish for, you just might get it, says the old adage. The right has been quivering to see Hunter Biden taken to task for his “crimes.” Great. Let’s do just that. Give the right what they’ve been clamoring for and it will accomplish two things: 1) take the wind out of their sails. If the man’s indictment is moving forward and the wheels of justice are turning, then you can’t demand that that happen. That will cause Jim Comer, Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz no end of sleepless nights.
And two: it will show that the rule of law applies to everybody, simply everybody. Because if Joe Biden was a communist, fascist, authoritarian dictator, like the right likes to depict him as, then how can his son have legal proceedings going against him? Hmmm? And a third, bonus result that will occur is that Donald Trump can’t cry how he’s persecuted, oh mercy me, when a president’s son is going through the same process. CBS News:
Washington — Prosecutors say they will ask a grand jury to return an indictment against Hunter Biden before Sept. 29, special counsel David Weiss informed a federal judge in Delaware on Wednesday.
The news comes after a tentative plea deal between the government and Hunter Biden’s attorneys over taxes and diversion agreement on a firearms charge fell apart this summer. The president’s son had originally been charged by two separate criminal informations with misdemeanor tax offenses and a felony firearm offense. But in open court, a federal judge questioned provisions of the tentative deal that would have allowed the president’s son to avoid prison time. After that, Hunter Bidento the three charges.
Weiss, who waslast month, cited the Speedy Trial Act as the impetus for the short timeline. His filing was made in response to a federal judge’s questions about the status of the firearms case and the diversion agreement after the deal with Hunter Biden’s legal team fell through in July.
“The Speedy Trial Act requires that the government obtain the return of an indictment by a grand jury by Friday, September 29, 2023, at the earliest,” Weiss wrote. “The government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date.”
In a court filing of their own on Wednesday, Hunter Biden’s lawyers said their client has continued to abide by the parameters of the firearm diversion agreement, which called for him to remain drug-free without committing additional crimes in order to see the gun charge dismissed.
Maybe Rupert Murdoch will join Donald Trump and start throwing ketchup bottles. Because it’s hard to cry out how you’re being denied justice when a recently appointed special counsel is giving you exactly what you asked for. And it’s hard to claim a White House is corrupt and controlling when a family member is going through the same process, under the rule of law, as anybody else accused of the same or similar crime.
This is a great thing to happen. I heartily approve.