One of Hunter Biden’s lawyers has threatened the U.S. attorney investigating his client, saying that if Hunter is charged by the Department of Justice, the defense would call on President Joe Biden to take the witness stand, thereby creating a constitutional crisis by putting the president against his DOJ, as reported by Politico.
The threat came after information was leaked to the mainstream media that federal prosecutors had enough evidence to likely charge Hunter for illegally purchasing a firearm while he was a drug addict.
“President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial,” Chris Clark said in a lengthy letter to prosecutors, according to the Daily Wire. “This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting President testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting Constitutional crisis.”
🧵Politico has a story about Hunter Biden’s plea deal, showing how his pricey lawyers manipulated the DOJ by threatening to put the president on the witness stand in a criminal trial if his son was charged, precipitating a “Constitutional crisis”. Presumably that threat stands /1 pic.twitter.com/ATGFkqWA4E
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The news comes after The New York Times recently reported that special counsel David Weiss had a change of thought during the investigation about his plea deal that he was going to allow his office to offer Hunter. Of course, the plea deal was struck down by Delaware Judge Maryellen Noreika.
The Times’ report said that before Weiss was appointed special counsel in the case, he was willing “to forgo any prosecution of” Hunter and was nearing an agreement “to end the investigation without requiring a guilty plea on any charges.”
Weiss’ drastic change of mind came around the time that two IRS agents testified before the House Oversight Committee, where they alleged that they had been prevented from pushing the investigation of the first son because of pressure from high-ranking DOJ officials.
After the IRS agents came forward, Weiss demanded that Hunter plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax crimes as well as enter a deferred prosecution agreement for illegally possessing a firearm, as reported by the Daily Wire.
According to the report, Weiss’ decision to ask U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to be appointed special counsel was motivated by several factors, including Weiss gaining greater authority to investigate and prosecute Hunter, and the fact that after the investigation is concluded, he would need to produce a report, allowing him to respond to Republican backlash.