After a plea deal that would have gave Hunter Biden a slap on the wrist fell through earlier this year, a criminal case where he stands accused of failing to pay over $1 million in taxes, illegally possessing a firearm, and making false statements to authorities has progressed fairly quickly.

Legal analysts and pundits on both sides of the aisle decried the leniency of Hunter’s previous plea deal and have said that his likelihood of being found guilty in the criminal case against him is high.

Former MSNBC commentator and National Review writer Noah Rothman went so far as to call Hunter’s case ‘pretty open-and-shut’ on Friday.

“We’ve seen now that these charges that are coming out of California against Hunter Biden probably wouldn’t have happened in the absence of that testimony,” Rothman continued. “So there’s a certain amount of credibility that Mr. Shapley has, and I wouldn’t defer to him.”

Commenting on Hunter Biden’s refusal to testify in front of Congress, Rothman said that his attempt to ‘help’ his father actually has the potential to harm him.

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“Hunter Biden is attempting to help his father, who’s facing a congressional investigation for obstructing Congress, by refusing to abide by a congressional subpoena. You are not helping, Hunter! You are making things a little bit worse,” Rothman said. “And Hunter Biden is facing charges now that are very easy to convict on. This is a pretty open-and-shut case.”

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