Outrage has continued to mount as First Son Hunter Biden received a ‘sweetheart’ plea deal in relation to tax and felony firearms charges that he is submitting a guilty plea to.
A majority of voters asked about Hunter Biden’s plea deal agreed that he was given too light of a sentence as others have pointed out that the charges don’t address a slew of other accusations against Hunter related to the contents of his laptop that include laundering his father’s influence for lucrative deals with foreign oligarchs.
Even former prosecutors, such as the former head of the Department of Justice’s tax division Eileen O’Connor, said that Hunter Biden’s plea deal should be ‘thrown in the trash’ in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece.
Whistleblowers who work inside the IRS have also come forward, saying that they were prohibited from looking in to crimes that may implicate President Joe Biden.
Attorney General Merrick Garland and other top officials in the administration have denied claims that the results of the investigation against Hunter were influenced by political considerations.
U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David C. Weiss said that he had ‘ultimate authority’ in the matter.
The Delaware-based federal judge to preside over Hunter Biden’s arraignment later this month is facing mounting pressure by former Department of Justice officials to reject his plea deal as a majority of the nation says the president’s son received “sweetheart” treatment.
In a poll that questioned issues about 53-year-old Biden’s agreement to plead guilty to certain tax charges and enter a diversion program on a gun charge to avoid jail time, Rasmussen Reports said on Wednesday that 55% of likely U.S. voters disagree with the deal prosecutors made with the president’s son.
That poll comes just one week after a former head of the DOJ’s tax division, Eileen O’Connor, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
“The judge to whom that agreement is presented on July 26 ought to consider rejecting it,” O’Connor wrote, noting the agreement struck between Biden and U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David C. Weiss “gives credence” to recent claims made by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley.