Conservatives blasted the “sweetheart plea deal” federal prosecutors have given to Hunter Biden, where he will plead guilty to two counts of “willful failure to pay federal income tax” and enter a “pretrial diversion program” for a firearm offense.
The deal indicates that Hunter Biden will not face prison time, as Breitbart News Senior Editor Joel Pollak noted.
Former President Donald Trump likened the punishment to a “traffic ticket” in a Truth Social post this morning.
“Wow! The corrupt Biden DOJ just cleared up hundreds of years of criminal liability by giving Hunter Biden a mere ‘traffic ticket.’ Our system is BROKEN!” he wrote in a Truth Social post.
The deal comes exactly a week after Trump was arraigned on 37 counts relating to classified documents he allegedly took to Mar-a-Lago at the end of his presidency. If convicted on all counts and a judge imposes the maximum sentence for each count consecutively, he could face 400 years in prison, Pollak reported.
The 45th president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also weighed in, tweeting that the deal “reeks of favoritism and brazenly reveals a system where there are two-tiers of Justice.”
My thoughts on the sweetheart Hunter Biden plea deal 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/bQRDwpEBKC
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 20, 2023
“If you are a Republican, Biden’s DOJ will throw the book at you and try to put you in prison for 100 years, but if you happen to have the right last name like Hunter, they will protect you and treat you with kid gloves,” he added.
Tom Fitton, president of the watchdog group Judicial Watch, tweeted that the “sweetheart plea deal” is “an ‘in-your-face’ show of contempt for the rule of law.” He asserted that it “Avoids prosecutions tied to foreign bribery and Joe.”
Breaking: In an “in-your-face” show of contempt for the rule of law, Biden regime gives sweetheart plea deal to Hunter Biden. Avoids prosecutions tied to foreign bribery and Joe. https://t.co/LeUAHU6QsP
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) June 20, 2023
Dr. Sebatsian Gorka agreed with Fitton that it is a “sweetheart plea deal from his Daddy’s DoJ and IRS.”
Hunter Biden gets sweetheart plea deal from his Daddy’s DoJ and IRS.
Slap on the wrist.
Pay the fine.
Then back to his crack-pipe and the Russian hookers. #NoJustice
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) June 20, 2023
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy contended the deal is “a feigned retreat & reveals they’re even more scared than ever of scrutiny for the real crimes.”
The Hunter Biden plea deal is a joke. It’s a feigned retreat & reveals they’re even more scared than ever of scrutiny for the real crimes. The real target is the audio tapes of the alleged bribe for Hunter & Joe Biden from the Ukrainian executive of oligarch-owned Burisma. And…
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) June 20, 2023
Conservative social media influencer Rogan O’Handly quipped, “Boy it sure pays to have your daddy in the Oval Office.”
NEW: Hunter Biden has reached a tentative agreement w/the DOJ to plead guilty to 3 federal crimes, 2 tax & 1 gun, under terms that should keep him out of jail
Boy it sure pays to have your daddy in the Oval Office
3 federal crimes & no jail – how nice!https://t.co/33oRbeFzSQ
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) June 20, 2023
Businessman Bernie Moreno, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, suggested any other American would receive a harsher punishment on the same charges.
President’s son pleads guilty to failing to pay taxes & possessing a firearm while on illegal drugs.
Instead of receiving the punishment any other American would receive, he gets a slap on the wrist.
America gets another slap on the face as they see a two tiered justice system.
— Bernie Moreno (@berniemoreno) June 20, 2023
“Instead of receiving the punishment any other American would receive, he gets a slap on the wrist,” Moreno wrote. “America gets another slap on the face as they see a two tiered justice system.”
Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), who has endorsed Moreno, also asserted the deal signals a “disgrace[ful]” double standard of the law.
Any other American would have the book thrown at them. The president’s son gets a slap on the wrist.
This is exhibit 1,402 for why I’m holding Biden’s DOJ nominees.
We have a two-tiered justice system in our country. It’s a disgrace. https://t.co/XD8ZrtTaIM
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) June 20, 2023
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) shared the same sentiment, tweeting that “if anyone without the Biden last name engaged in even a fraction of Hunter’s misconduct, they’d face real consequences.”
Let’s be clear: if anyone without the Biden last name engaged in even a fraction of Hunter’s misconduct, they’d face real consequences.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 20, 2023
Biden’s son got a sweetheart deal for laundering money, accepting millions in bribes, committing gun crimes, and evading taxes & child support.
Yet DOJ targeted a pro-life pastor w/ a 25-person SWAT team and serious charges.
AG Garland is a disgrace.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 20, 2023
Journalist Jack Posobiec noted news of the deal comes the same day Trump’s trial date has been “fast-tracked” in the classified documents case.
On the same day we find out Trump’s criminal trial has been fast-tracked to just 8 weeks from today we also find out Hunter Biden has been given a plea deal for the entire laptop
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 20, 2023
GOP lawmakers like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Rick Scott (R-FL) pointed to what they see as disparities in how Biden’s DOJ handled this case versus how it is pursuing charges against Trump, the leading GOP presidential candidate.
Hunter Biden pleading guilty to a gun charge and misdemeanor tax charges with no jail time is a stunt to make him look like he is just cooperating with the DOJ.
Meanwhile the pathetic and weaponized DOJ who protects their puppet President and refuses to prosecute Joe Biden and…
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 20, 2023
“So Hunter Biden gets a special plea deal, slap on the wrist – probably won’t do a day of time – while DOJ charges Trump as a spy and tries to put him in prison forever,” Hawley tweeted. “Two standards of “justice”
So Hunter Biden gets a special plea deal, slap on the wrist – probably won’t do a day of time – while DOJ charges Trump as a spy and tries to put him in prison forever. Two standards of “justice” https://t.co/dpFWx51PW8
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) June 20, 2023
“A slap on the wrist for Hunter Biden while ‘The Big Guy’ continues to hunt down his top political opponent,” Scott wrote in a tweet. “This doesn’t show equal justice. It’s a mockery of our legal system by a family that has no respect for our laws.”
A slap on the wrist for Hunter Biden while “The Big Guy” continues to hunt down his top political opponent.
This doesn’t show equal justice. It’s a mockery of our legal system by a family that has no respect for our laws.
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) June 20, 2023
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