Judge Dismisses Hunter’s Tax Charges Amid New Special Counsel


(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika has dismissed tax misdemeanor charges on Thursday against Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son who remains at the center of a scandal.

Noreika’s decision follows the request of federal prosecutors leading the criminal investigation into the younger Biden. The move also comes after Attorney General Merrick Garland approved a request to appoint U.S. District Attorney David Weiss, the prosecutor leading the probe, as special counsel.

According to the New York Post, the possibility of new charges remain even after the cases were dropped. This follows the collapse of an agreement between Hunter Biden’s legal team and his father’s DOJ.

The dispute revolved around the specifics of the deal and whether it would shield Hunter from potential charges related to past actions. When pressed by Judge Noreika, prosecutors had mentioned the potential for other charges tied to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, causing Hunter’s lawyer to declare the agreement “null and void.”

Notably, Hunter Biden’s former lawyer, Chris Clark, stated that the deal fell apart due to these newly suggested charges, as stated by the New York Post. Democrat lawyer Abbe Lowell took over the case and did not contest the dismissal.

Additionally, the judge rejected a request from the Republican-led House Ways and Means Committee to unveil specific documents connected to the case.

The New York Times reported on Friday, through the The Daily Podcast, that it is possible that Hunter is seeking full immunity from prosecution if President Joe Biden loses re-election in the 2024 election.

Donald Trump, the leading Republican contender for president, has voiced his intent to unleash the DOJ to fully and properly investigate the damning allegations embroiling the Biden family, including a reported $10 million bribery scandal.

Weiss’s new role as special counsel him the power to file charges in districts outside Delaware. As told by IRS whistleblowers, Weiss had internally voiced concerns about the DOJ blocking his ability to prosecute the younger Biden in California or Washington, D.C., where Hunter had resided.

It is unclear when the newly appointed special counsel would press charges, if any at all, against the first son.