Special Counsel Calls Hunter Subpoenas ‘Meritless’

By Jerry McConway, updated on December 5, 2023

In mid-November, the big news in the Hunter Biden case was that his attorneys had requested subpoenas for several members of the Trump administration, claiming the politicizing of the justice system to attack him.

Special Counsel David Weiss blistered the argument Biden's attorneys made in pushback against the request.

Talking Points…

  • Subpoenas requested
  • Weiss responds
  • Analysis

Biden Legal Team Seeks Permission to Subpoena Trump Officials

Several weeks ago, in what appeared to be a desperate act to deflect blame away from Hunter's own actions, his legal team sought permission from the court to subpoena Donald Trump, former Attorney General William Barr, and two former Justice Department officials in connection with the federal gun charges he is facing.

Abbe Lowell, Hunter's primary attorney in the case, argued:

"President Trump improperly and unrelentingly pressured DOJ to pursue an investigation and prosecution of Mr. Biden to advance President Trump's partisan ambitions."

Special Counsel David Weiss Responds

The problem, however, is that the charges brought against Hunter Biden occurred during the Biden administration, not the Trump administration, a point that Weiss was more than happy to remind Hunter about in his response to the request.

Weiss' office issued a blistering response to the subpoena request, completely dismissing the idea that Trump or his officials had anything to do with these charges. He responded:

"Not only does defendant's motion fail to identify any actual evidence of bias, vindictiveness, or discriminatory intent on the Special Counsel's part, his arguments ignore an inconvenient truth: No charges were brought against defendant during the prior administration when the subpoena recipients actually held office in the Executive Branch.

"Instead, every charge in this matter was or will be brought during the current administration—one in which defendant's father, Joseph R. Biden, is the President of the United States and Merrick B. Garland is the Attorney General that was appointed by President Biden and who personally appointed the Special Counsel. Defendant has not shown, nor can he, how external statements by political opponents of President Biden improperly pressured him, his Attorney General, or the Special Counsel to pursue charges against the President's son."

Analysis

It seemed pretty apparent from the outset that Weiss was trying to cut Hunter Biden as much slack as possible, but that does appear to be changing now.

It is unclear at this point if Weiss is just making these statements to cover himself in public, but if we go by the tone of this response, he has just about had it with Hunter Biden and his antics.

The fact of the matter is that Hunter Biden broke the law when he falsely filed those documents, and now, with a father in office who wants harsher gun restriction legislation, he is trying to submarine the law… the hypocrisy is thick enough to cut with a knife.

Virtually every move that Hunter has made in this case has backfired on him, from the sappy op-ed he wrote to the sob-story interviews to having his father defend him in public.

He has tried to lean on his addiction to worm his way out of taking responsibility for his actions, but the general public is no longer buying the story.

The total disregard for the child he had with Lunden Roberts, the former DC stripper, is not helping his case either, nor is the fact that he has been jetting around the country on private planes and staying in posh digs.

People on both sides of the aisle are sick and tired of seeing influential families get off scot-free while the average person is sent to jail and stands the possibility of having their life ruined for similar crimes or mistakes.

Nobody expects Hunter Biden to be sent away for two decades for this offense, but we do expect him to be held just as accountable as the average American in a similar circumstance.

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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