Trump Calls Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal a ‘Mere Traffic Ticket’
The five-year-long federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s crimes came to an expected end this week – a slap on the wrist – as Joe Biden’s son reportedly agreed to plead guilty to income tax evasion with a special agreement to a third charge of illegal gun purchase – which is usually punishable by at least a year of jail time. The news of the sweetheart deal sparked instant and widespread criticism from the conservatives.
President Donald Trump, who is running again in 2024 while being targeted by Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) with multiple criminal charges, called Hunter Biden’s plea deal a “mere traffic ticket” as he reacted to the news of the deal on his Truth Social. President Trump wrote that the case shows our broken system.
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The 45th President is facing dozens of federal criminal charges pressed by Biden’s DOJ in the handling of classified documents case and has pleaded not guilty. His trial is set to start in August this year shortly before the first round of GOP presidential primary debates. Both President Trump and prominent conservatives in politics and media have called the case a political witch-hunt.
Commenting on Hunter Biden’s plea deal, conservative commentator and former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson said in his new video on Twitter (posted June 20) that it makes America look like a third-world country:
“As in most of the developing world, it’s safer to be the president’s son than his opponent.”
Carlson also touched on the GOP-led House probe of the Bidens, which has lately seen incriminating documents long hidden by the FBI from the public as well as congress.
The documents show millions of dollars paid to the Bidens as a bribe by a Ukrainian national, Mykola Zlochevsky, who is the co-founder of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma. Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma from 2014 to 2019 and got paid over $83,000 a month despite no experience or qualification in the natural gas market.
Conservative radio commentator Dan Bongino called the Hunter Biden plea deal a scam to finish off all the scams. In his words:
“Hunter Biden getting off today, in a scam to end all scams.”
Bongino added that the deal was meant to provide cover to the corrupt Department of Justice as it goes after President Trump.