(Republican Leader) – Hunter Biden thought he had won. He was set to sign an unprecedented plea deal and ride off into the sunset when a federal judge upended it all.
On Wednesday, Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty on charges of tax evasion and illegal gun possession after US District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika rejected the plea agreement he and federal prosecutors reached in June.
As part of the conditions for his release, Judge Noreika ordered that Biden report for supervision to Central District of California federal court jurisdiction, where he resides.
The part that observers have really enjoyed, however, is that he must “continue or actively seek employment.” Hunter Biden has to get a real job.
Another condition is that Biden must “communicate in writing all international travel plans and provide supporting documentation.”
The judge also instructed him not to possess a firearm or other weapon and not use alcohol, narcotic drugs or controlled substances. Even further, the judge ordered him to participate in inpatient or outpatient substance abuse therapy, if the California court finds it necessary.
BREAKING: Judge Noreika just set release conditions on Hunter Biden.
My favorite is that he has to get a job lol pic.twitter.com/9yzsGa3S5H
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) July 26, 2023
The infamous first son’s plea deal fell apart Wednesday when Noreika became skeptical of the blanket immunity from future prosecution that was in the agreement.
“From the start, the judge seemed highly skeptical of the unusual deal — which offered Hunter Biden broad immunity from prosecution in perpetuity, questioning why it had been filed under a provision that gave her no legal authority to reject it,” The New York Times’ Glenn Thrush reported.
“When she asked Leo Wise, a prosecutor, if there was any precedent for the kind of deal being proposed, he replied, ‘No, your honor.’”
Thrush explained, “Noreika … [demanded] that the two sides make changes in the deal clarifying her role and insert language that limits the broad immunity from prosecution offered to Biden on his business dealings. Biden’s lawyers estimated it would take about two weeks.”
The judge questioned the constitutionality of her being included in the process of deciding whether Biden should be charged later if he violated the terms reached, in regards to the gun diversion plea agreement.
Last month, U.S. Attorney David Weiss recommended probation for Biden for failure to pay more than $100,000 in taxes in 2017 and 2018. The maximum punishment for the misdemeanor tax evasion charges is a $25,000 fine and one year in prison.
Concerning the gun charges, the agreement would have required Biden to be drug-free for two years and to never own a gun again.
Now that Biden’s cushy deal fell apart, he’s going to be on the hunt for a job and it’s not clear if Noreika is going to accept “art dealer” as a line of work despite him making a reported $1.3 million from selling his “art.”
Surely, Hunter Biden selling “art” was totally innocent and straightforward. It must just be a coincidence that one of his buyers later received a coveted appointment by his father, Joe Biden.
Los Angeles real-estate investor and philanthropist Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali is a buyer of Biden’s artwork, and Insider divulged the following:
“In July 2022, eight months after Hunter Biden’s first art opening, Joe Biden announced Hirsh Naftali’s appointment to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. It is unclear whether Hirsh Naftali’s purchase of Hunter Biden’s artwork occurred before or after that appointment.”
The White House did not offer a timeline when questioned about the purchase but we all know the truth.
“Hunter Biden is a private citizen who is entitled to have his own career as an artist,” White House spokesman Ian Sams told Insider. “We are not involved in his art sales, and any buyers of his art are not disclosed to the White House.”
Sure. Just like Joe Biden didn’t know anything about his son’s international business dealings. The regime actually thinks we’re all too stupid to connect the dots.
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