On Wednesday, Hunter Biden had to plead “not guilty” instead of accepting a sweetheart plea deal after District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika raised concerns about the legal deal struck between the Department of Justice and Hunter Biden’s legal team.
Particularly, Noreika was concerned about the “broad immunity” for future charges that Hunter Biden was granted under the deal, immunity that could have protected him from charges related to alleged corruption even if the plea deal was ostensibly about his gun and tax charges.
Well, that’s bad enough news for Hunter that even CNN admitted that things could now go quite poorly for him, with CNN legal analyst Elie Honig saying that he could end up facing prison time if he goes to trial for the charges or future charges.
Speaking about that, Honig initially explained what would happen to Hunter now that the plea deal is out and a trial has to begin. He said: “This was not your average plea deal, not your average plea hearing. They went from we have a deal to we don’t have a deal to we do have a deal to we don’t have a deal. Let’s sort of talk about what’s next. Let’s start with what’s next. Option one is they can try to get together, the judge has given them 30 days. She says get back to me. I need legal briefing on you but If they can get together on a deal where they agree on everything, then they can go in and Hunter Biden can take a plea deal.”
Continuing, he added that they could return to the negotiating table and strike an agreeable deal, but that if that doesn’t happen then Hunter could be in serious legal trouble, with all of the various things he has been charged with or soon could be charged with looking like credible charges that could carry with them serious jail time.
Honig said, “It can be similar to what the deal was supposed to be. They have to iron out the details. If they cannot do that option two is it will be a trial. That is very risky for Hunter Biden. That will be on the tax charges, that could be on the gun charge, could be on other things and if he goes to trial there’s a real risk if he’s convicted of prison time. So Hunter Biden is going to be very incentivized to get that plea deal back together.”
Hunter isn’t the only one potentially in trouble now that the plea deal has drawn serious scrutiny. The DOJ is as well, with America First Legal having filed a complaint over its refusal to enforce the law by holding Hunter accountable.
Gene Hamilton, America First Legal Vice President and General Counsel, explained that lawsuit, saying, “As detailed in our complaint, the record is quite clear. Hunter Biden appears to have used his unique access and position to the benefit of multiple foreign principals. Any other American would have been criminally prosecuted for failing to register as a foreign agent for this conduct–but not under Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice, which continues to go out of its way to help President Biden, his family, and his radical liberal allies. The Attorney General has a non-discretionary duty to ensure that Hunter Biden registers as a foreign agent under FARA and provides the American people with transparency into his activities on behalf of foreign principals.“
Further, President Biden is under threat of impeachment now that Republicans are digging into his and Hunter’s influence peddling operations, a potential headache about which KJP refused to answer questions recently.
Watch Honig discuss what the future could have in store for Hunter here:
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