Hunter Biden’s Misdemeanor Tax Charges Tossed by Judge

( – In what could ultimately be bad news for Hunter Biden, U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika approved the dismissal of the two misdemeanor tax charges on August 17 that were brought by U.S. Attorney David Weiss in June. Weiss’ request to dismiss the charges follows his appointment as Special Counsel by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on August 11.

Weiss will now be allowed to expand his investigation into Hunter Biden, potentially bringing charges in California and Washington D.C. The original charges were part of a plea deal that was signed off on by one of Weiss’ highest-ranking assistant attorneys. The deal blew up in court after Judge Noreika pointed out the broad immunity that the diversion agreement would have given Hunter Biden.

IRS whistleblowers who provided testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee could have also played a part in Hunter Biden being charged for the tax misdemeanors in the first place. Their attorneys recently claimed that Weiss was not planning to indict Hunter Biden for anything before they came forward with their allegations. Committee Chair Jason Smith, R-Mo., filed an amicus brief with the court that contained the whistleblower materials, thrusting the implications against the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the spotlight.

The whistleblowers claimed that the DOJ interfered with the IRS investigation, impeding efforts to question witnesses about then-Vice President Biden’s involvement with his son’s business dealings. They also testified that the DOJ refused to allow six felony charges to be brought against Hunter Biden, which were recommended by the prosecutors in the case. A 2020 search warrant request was also denied, with the DOJ allegedly declining the move due to the upcoming presidential election.

Hunter Biden’s attorneys attempted to place blame on the DOJ for the plea deal falling apart but said that the diversion agreement was legally binding. Weiss disagreed with the defense lawyers’ assertion, noting that the Chief United States Probation Officer declined to approve the diversion agreement during the hearing. Weiss stated that Hunter Biden’s decision to plead not guilty and the probation officer’s decision meant that “neither proposed agreement entered into effect.”

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