Judge Rejects Hunter Biden Motion for Dismissal

By Jerry McConway, updated on April 3, 2024

The Hunter Biden saga has just been ensured to drag out for a few more months.

Hunter's attorneys had filed a motion to have their case dismissed, but the presiding judge was not buying their argument and denied the motion for dismissal.

Talking Points…
- Hunter Biden's legal issues
- Judge denies motion
- Analysis

Hunter Biden Legal Issues

Hunter Biden was a whisker away from having all his legal problems disappear, but his attorneys got greedy. There was an alleged deal on the table, but when the presiding judge reviewed the deal, he noticed a clause that would have given Biden immunity on all possible future charges. So, the judge rejected the deal and sent it back to the attorneys.

This is when Hunter's attorneys started to posture, thinking they had all the leverage. All they did was aggravate Special Counsel David Weiss, who, to that point, had been very generous to Hunter Biden.

Once Hunter's attorneys started attacking prosecutors, all bets were off, and Weiss moved forward with the charges. Even since then, attorney Abbe Lowell, Hunter's primary defense attorney, has been trying to get the cases dismissed, claiming they were politically motivated, but he has failed.

Judge Denies Motion

The latest motion to have the case dismissed in Hunter Biden's tax case. Hunter has been accused of not paying $1.4 million in taxes while he was living a rather extravagant life, which included tens of thousands of dollars being spent on escorts and in strip clubs on multiple occasions. Then, of course, there is the drug use that was taking place at the time.

On Monday, that request was denied by Judge Marc Scarsi, a Donald Trump appointee. Scarsi rejected eight different motions that had been presented to the court, including the argument that Hunter had accepted the plea deal mentioned above. No plea deal is in effect until it is approved by the judge, and Lowell knows this, so this was nothing more than posturing and a motion filed for public empathy for Hunter.

Regarding the alleged pressure that prosecutors were facing from Republicans, Scarsi stated:

"But politicians take credit for many things over which they have no power and have made no impact.

"As counsel conceded at the hearing, just because someone says they influenced a prosecutorial decision does not mean that they did."

Lowell commented after the ruling, stating:

"We strongly disagree with the Court's decision and will continue to vigorously pursue Mr. Biden's challenges to the abnormal way the Special Counsel handled this investigation and charged this case."

Analysis

Hunter's trial date is set for late June, and he now appears to be out of options in terms of having these charges dismissed. As noted above, had his attorneys tried to bunt instead of swing for the fences, this would likely already be over with a slap on the wrist, a fine, and parole for Hunter Biden, but now prosecutors appear to want to stick it to him.

The timing of all this could not be worse for the Biden campaign, which will be out there campaigning on family values while we are hearing stories of Hunter Biden using escorts, going to strip clubs, and doing drugs in the courtroom. Hunter thumbed his nose at the court, thinking his dad would be able to get him out of everything, and he was about to get a massive dose of reality in about two months.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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