A ‘nuclear bomb for the Bidens’: Experts weigh in on Hunter’s new indictment, suspicious timing

A “nuclear bomb” has gone off in Joe Biden’s camp, after a California grand jury delivered an indictment of Hunter Biden on a slew of tax charges.

According to political analysts, the president will “trap” himself in a box of his own making, Fox News Digital reports, with some comparing Joe’s repeated denials of the scandal to former President Bill Clinton’s handling of the Monica Lewinsky affair.

An excerpt from the indictment alleges that “the defendant engaged in a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019.”

In all, Hunter Biden was indicted on nine new charges — “three felonies and six misdemeanors,” according to the Associated Press — in addition to “federal firearms charges in Delaware alleging Hunter Biden broke laws against drug users having guns in 2018.”

The first son “spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle rather than paying his tax bills,” special counsel David Weiss said in a statement.

“The charges are centered on at least $1.4 million in taxes Hunter Biden owed during between 2016 and 2019, a period where he has acknowledged struggling with addiction,” AP reports. “The back taxes have since been paid.”

“I think a lot of people felt … that David Weiss was going to let these charges skate and Hunter Biden would never be held accountable for making millions of dollars overseas. And a lot of people will say that was inappropriate,” former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) said, according to Fox News Digital.

Duffy predicted that Democrats will seek an “off ramp [and] look to the hair-gel governor” — presumably a reference to California Governor Gavin Newsom — in 2024 if things on the legal front get any worse for the Biden family.

Because President Biden has repeatedly denied any knowledge or participation in Hunter’s shady foreign deals, George Washington University Law Prof. Jonathan Turley told Fox News that Joe Biden may have boxed himself in, not unlike the box Bill Clinton constructed for himself when he claimed, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” in 1998.

“I mean, basically [Biden is] saying ‘I did not have interactions with those people’,” Turley told Fox News. “It didn’t work for Clinton. And it’s even more insulting here.”

While polling shows that a majority of Americans — including Democrats — don’t believe President Biden’s claims, Turley maintains that no Democrat will back the GOP’s impeachment inquiry.

“But what the president is facing is a trap of his own making. He ran for office promising, assuring, the American people that he had no knowledge of these transactions,” he said. “That has been directly contradicted. Hunter Biden himself contradicted his father on that. But you have Hunter’s close associate saying that that’s absolute nonsense, that, of course, he knew.”

President Biden now finds himself “in this, this sort of frozen-in-amber with a story that he cannot possibly maintain,” Turley stated.

According to Washington Times opinion editor Charles Hurt, the indictment likely feels “like a nuclear bomb going off for the Biden family,” adding that the president must be terrified by the charges.

“The other part of this is regardless [of whether] Joe Biden is completely untainted by any of this in any sort of legal sense or in any sort of business sense, which I would be highly skeptical of – but even if that were the case, he still has lied to the American people about it over and over and over again,” he noted.

Harvard Law Professor-Emeritus Alan Dershowitz praised Delaware Judge Maryellen Noreika, who had rejected Hunter’s sweetheart plea agreement with Biden’s Just Department, for ensuring Hunter’s alleged crimes weren’t “covered up.”

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Appearing on Fox News’s “Hannity,” the iconic lawyer said, “Judge Noreika made sure that this was not all covered up by a deal that made no sense.”

“I predicted on your show and other shows that Judge Noreika would not accept the deal,” Dershowitz told Hannity. “I was trashed for it by many academics, by CNN, by many other media – But she did the right thing. She sent it back. And the result has been now much more information coming out to the American public.”

According to former United States Attorney Brett Tollman, Hunter Biden is “going to plead the Fifth” to the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee when he appears before them for a deposition on Dec. 13, “because he now has a criminal charge in California.”

“They could have brought these charges much earlier,” Tollman told Fox News’s Jesse Watters. “They didn’t because they wanted to try to slip one past the American public.”

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“This is an effort to also protect Joe Biden,” Tollman stated. “The heat is increasing. The scope of his involvement is increasing. The evidence is coming forward that he had more participation and contact with Hunter Biden’s funders.”

Melissa Fine

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