Last Tuesday, June 20, ex-President Donald Trump expressed his frustrations on his social media platform, Truth Social, over a plea bargain awarded to Hunter Biden, the first son who has been the subject of investigations and suspicions of criminal activities.
According to the plea deal, Biden will confess to neglecting to pay federal income tax, especially on his earnings from abroad. In addition, he’ll join a “pretrial diversion program” tied to his gun offense, implying he might avoid jail time. Meanwhile, Trump is up against possible prison time of up to 400 years over accusations of possessing classified details at his Mar-a-Lago home.
The Hunter Biden plea deal is a joke. It’s a feigned retreat & reveals they’re even more scared than ever of scrutiny for the real crimes. The real target is the audio tapes of the alleged bribe for Hunter & Joe Biden from the Ukrainian executive of oligarch-owned Burisma. And…
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) June 20, 2023
An enormous COVERUP & SCAM for ELECTION INTERFERENCE has unfolded, the likes of which our nation has never witnessed. Now, ‘JOE’ is free and clear for the 2024 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – even as I’m being targeted from all sides. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!, Trump posted.
Many Republicans also criticized the plea deal, claiming it was overly soft, considering all that Hunter Biden and his father, current President Joe Biden, are thought to have done, including accepting bribes from a foreign business figure.
NEW: Hunter Biden has reached a tentative agreement w/the DOJ to plead guilty to 3 federal crimes, 2 tax & 1 gun, under terms that should keep him out of jail
Boy it sure pays to have your daddy in the Oval Office
3 federal crimes & no jail – how nice!https://t.co/33oRbeFzSQ
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) June 20, 2023
Donald Trump Jr. voiced his concern, suggesting the deal stinks of favoritism and lays bare a justice system with two levels.
Biden’s DOJ might throw the book at Republicans and seek prison time, but if your last name happens to be Hunter, they’ll shield you and handle you gently, he added.
Tom Fitton, the leader of the oversight group Judicial Watch, pointed out that the “sweetheart plea deal” is a blatant disrespect for legal procedures. He also stated that it sidesteps prosecutions connected to foreign bribery.
No felony charges on not filing millions in income many years; no charges for not filing under FARA; no charges on public corruption as reportedly documented in a laptop. Meanwhile, a Dem DA turned an immaterial, rarely-prosecuted possible misdemeanor into 34 felonies on Trump.
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) June 20, 2023
Sebastian Gorka, a security specialist from Trump’s first term, echoed Fitton’s sentiment about the “sweetheart plea deal.”
Vivek Ramaswamy, a business tycoon, and a potential 2024 GOP presidential candidate, tweeted that the Hunter Biden plea deal was laughable and distracting from larger, more serious allegations.
Having your father in the Oval Office sure does have its perks, jotted down attorney and conservative commentator Rogan O’Handly.
Interestingly, no felony charges for not declaring millions in income for many years; no charges for not filing under FARA; no public corruption charges despite the evidence in a laptop, another conservative figure, Yossi Gestetner, pointed out.