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House Republicans Seek Documents from Hunter Biden’s Legal Team on DOJ Plea Deal

by Richard A Reagan

In a pressing call to action, Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith, and Oversight Chairman James Comer have demanded detailed documentation from the attorneys representing Hunter Biden. Their chief concern centers on conversations with the Department of Justice regarding the plea agreement. [Source]

As Hunter Biden’s initial plea deal unraveled, media outlets were flooded with detailed accounts of the failed negotiations. Remarkably, these reports surfaced less than a month after the proposed plea deal fell apart.

Jordan, Comer, and Smith explicitly reminded Hunter Biden’s legal team of these articles, emphasizing that they revealed nonpublic information, including previously undisclosed documents and communications.

“The information in these articles reinforces serious concerns regarding whether the Department has handled a case involving President Biden’s son in an impartial manner that is consistent with other prosecutions,” the GOP lawmakers wrote in a letter to Hunter Biden’s attorneys.

The trio astutely highlighted the limited number of individuals who could access such classified information. Their inference is clear – it’s “highly likely” that this material made its way to the media by or at the directive of Hunter Biden’s legal defense. Such a potential confidentiality breach could indicate deeper issues within the handling of the case. [Source]

The GOP representatives have made it clear: the extensive media coverage of the confidential materials significantly weakens any rationale to deny these documents to the oversight committees.

The group contends that if these materials were provided to the press, then they should also be accessible to the respective committees. In the spirit of inquiry and accountability, they’ve issued a comprehensive demand:

  • A detailed 32-page letter from Clark to Special Counsel David Weiss concerning a potential gun charge against Hunter Biden.
  • An exhaustive 100-slide PowerPoint presentation discussing possible tax charges against Hunter Biden.
  • Complete email trails and communications between the Biden legal team and the Justice Department.
  • Key interactions between Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf and Hunter Biden’s legal team, capturing “must-have” criteria for a potential deal, drafts of “sample immunity language,” and decisive emails from June 2023 with the “final immunity language.”
  • The July 31 communication directed at Hunter Biden’s attorneys, suggesting modifications to both the plea and pretrial diversion agreements.

Hunter Biden’s plea deal would have had him admit to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay income taxes. Additionally, a diversion agreement related to a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon was being discussed. U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika, appointed during the Trump administration, rejected the plea deal. [Source]

The demands from GOP lawmakers arise amid another challenge for Biden’s legal team. Special Counsel David Weiss has announced his intention to indict Hunter Biden by the end of September. [Source]

Biden’s attorneys argued in a filing that the “so-called immunity provisions” agreement from the plea deal is still valid. However, the government denied their claim.

Will Hunter Biden face consequences for his felony charges?

This story is still developing…

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