Republicans Can Challenge Hunter Biden Plea Deal

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Republicans Can Challenge Hunter Biden Plea Deal; At Least Require Full Disclosure, As With Spiro Agnew – Expert

Hunter Biden Plea Deal Can Be Challenged By Republicans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 20, 2023) – Republicans can and probably will challenge the plea deal, which some might categorize as a sweetheart deal, under which Hunter Biden will plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges, thereby avoiding prosecution on a separate gun charge and any jail time, and possibly even closing the door on other possible criminal charges.

But, notes public interest law professor John Banzhaf, Republicans in Congress who have been investigating Hunter, and possible involvement by his father President Joe Biden, and have claimed to have evidence of other very serious wrongdoings, could presumably seek to persuade a judge not to accept the plea deal unless and until all of the facts come out.

At the very least, Republicans might demand that Hunter make the same kind of very detailed recital of all of his prior criminal wrongdoing in open court as former vice president Spiro Agnew was required to do when he likewise was granted a sweetheart plea deal, says Banzhaf, who was involved in the Agnew criminal proceeding.

Banzhaf points out that Agnew’s detailed recounting of his misdeeds not only cleared they air; they also permitted the law professor and some of this students to put together a civil case against Agnew, and to force him to disgorge all of the money he had received in bribes, plus interest.

Full Public Disclosure Requirement 

In the Hunter case, a requirement of full public disclosure as a condition of any plea deal might provide further information about millions of dollars of funds which Hunter (and other Biden family members) allegedly received, and any possible involvement of his father, suggests Banzhaf.

If Republicans can make a strong prima facie showing that there is additional evidence of criminal conduct regarding Biden which they can produce now or in the near future, that may be sufficient to persuade a judge not to accept the current plea deal now without further disclosure and possible discovery litigation.

At the very least, given the reasonable suspicions of so many Americans that there have been coverups and political interference regarding various actions by the Department of Justice, requiring Hunter to follow the Agnew precedent, and to make a full and complete disclosure under oath and in open court as to any and all possible criminal wrongdoings by Hunter, by the President, and possibly by others, would seem to be appropriate if not absolutely necessary, says Banzhaf.