Hunter Biden Nearly Escaped Charges Prior To IRS Whistleblower Testimony

According to documentation between Weiss and Hunter Biden’s legal team, U.S. Attorney David Weiss had not intended to file charges against the president’s son until several IRS whistleblowers testified before Congress about the case. The revelations also come as other paperwork related to the case has been released due to a court order.

The information regarding the potential lack of charges was published by the New York Times this weekend. According to the documentation, the prosecutor was not seeking either formal charges or a plea deal prior to the testimony. According to an attorney for one of the IRS agents, without the testimony, “Hunter Biden would never have been charged at all.”

The whistleblowers stated that Weiss had previously sought charges in California and Washington D.C., but was denied by the U.S. Attorneys for those regions. However, Weiss allegedly was prepared not to seek charges against the president’s son on firearms and tax charges.

The news also comes amid a report that claims Hunter Biden’s attorneys threatened to put President Joe Biden on the stand if he went to trial. Hunter Biden’s attorney Chris Clark wrote to federal prosecutors last October stating that if his client were hit with firearms charges, he would place the elder Biden in the courtroom. 

“President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial,” wrote Clark.

The potential firearms charge was part of the failed plea deal which fell apart last month.

Clark warned of the potential clash between a sitting president and his own Justice Department.

“This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting President testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting Constitutional crisis,” he wrote.

District Judge Maryellen Noreika unsealed a number of documents tied to the case last week. 

In addition, earlier this month Attorney General Merrick Garland named the same U.S. Attorney overseeing the prosecution of the president’s son as special counsel. The appointment of Weiss was met with considerable criticism from congressional Republicans.