Trump Response To Hunter Plea Hits The Nail On The Head
President Donald Trump and Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo) have lashed out at the Biden administration over reports that Hunter Biden reached a plea deal Tuesday related to federal tax and gun charges. The 53-year-old son of President Joe Biden will avoid any jail time after admitting to the facts of a gun charge, enraging Trump and Hawley.
Trump took to Truth Social with his criticism of the Biden DOJ, writing "Wow! The corrupt Biden DOJ just cleared up hundreds of years of criminal liability by giving Hunter Biden a mere traffic ticket. Our system is BROKEN!" Hawley voiced his agreement in a tweet, writing "So Hunter Biden gets a special plea deal, slap on the wrist – probably won’t do a day of time – while DOJ charges Trump as a spy and tries to put him in prison forever. Two standards of 'justice.'"
According to The Washington Post, prosecutors have recommended two years of probation for Hunter, and he will enter a diversion program upon admitting the illegal purchase of a firearm in 2018, meaning he will not technically be pleading guilty to the gun charge. The plea deal is not connected to the alleged bribery scheme Hunter and his father are facing inquiries from House Republicans for either.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy quickly condemned the Biden administration after Trump’s indictment was unsealed earlier this month, tweeting "It is unconscionable for a President to indict the leading candidate opposing him. Joe Biden kept classified documents for decades. I, and every American who believes in the rule of law, stand with President Trump against this grave injustice."
The former president surrendered to authorities at a Miami courthouse last week, pleading not guilty to 37 felony counts, which accuse him of holding onto classified documents “regarding defense and weapons capabilities of both the United States and foreign countries; United States nuclear programs; potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies to military, attack; and plans for possible retaliation in response to a foreign attack.”
Trump and many of his fellow Republicans say he is being targeted by the Biden administration in an unprecedented prosecution of the president’s chief political rival.
Regardless of the outcome of both cases, it is clear the justice system is seen as broken and rigged against the Donald by his supporters. As Trump fights for his freedom and Hunter walks away with a lenient plea deal, one thing is certain: the American people and their elected officials are divided down partisan lines more so than ever before.