President Joe Biden’s ever troubled son, Hunter Biden, could find himself with a brand new wardrobe, all orange, and spend some serious quality time behind bars over his choice to defy the congressional subpoena, according to legal experts who are examining his case. And let’s not forget the fact he’s facing a number of charges concerning tax and gun law violations that could also send him up the river. The dude’s future is not at all looking bright.
And he has no one to blame but himself.
Oh and his dad. I mean, how bad did the elder Biden drop the ball as a father? Yikes. If he did this bad with his own family, it’s no wonder he’s doing such a crappy job with the country.
Check out the details from Newsmax:
In early November, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee led by Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., issued subpoenas to privately depose both President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his brother James Biden. But last week Hunter Biden publicly flouted the subpoena from congressional investigators seeking to probe his and his father’s business dealings.
Legal experts contend Hunter Biden’s decision to brazenly resist the legal subpoena could put him at odds with his pretrial release stipulations relating to the federal charges he faces in Delaware. Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to charges Oct. 3 that he lied about his drug use while purchasing a handgun.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Christopher Burke set the conditions for Hunter Biden’s release pending trial, which included clearing travel with a probation officer, abstaining from illegal drugs and alcohol, seeking employment, and, crucially, not violating the law.
“Hunter’s walking a fine line of having his bail revoked for not complying with the House subpoena,” Paul Kamenar, senior counsel at the National Legal and Policy Center, which is a conservative nonprofit promoting ethics in public life, went on to say.
Hans von Spakovsky, who is a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, stated that being found in contempt of Congress is a “criminal violation of federal law.”
Under 2 U.S.C. Section 192 it is a misdemeanor criminal offense to “willfully” fail to comply with a valid congressional subpoena for either documents or testimony “upon any matter under inquiry before either House … or any committee of either House of Congress.”
“There is no question that Hunter Biden ‘willfully’ failed to comply with a congressional subpoena issued by a House committee engaging in an ‘inquiry,'” von Spakovsky said in his analysis of Hunter’s defiance. “Therefore, he would be in violation of any condition that he not commit another crime.”
Kamenar then explained that Congress would need to officially hold him in contempt before a judge could consider yanking the first son’s bail. Spakovsky then stated that even if that happens, the charge of contempt would be sent to the Department of Justice to be prosecuted.
Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, spoke with the press concerning Hunter Biden’s decision to not comply with the subpoena, informing them that contempt proceedings were an option on the table.
“I think ultimately they don’t [prosecute] because this Merrick Garland and this Department of Justice are probably unwilling to go against Hunter Biden and Joe Biden — their bosses,” former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stated during an appearance on the Newsmax program “Wake Up America.”
Wendy Patrick, a Newsmax insider and career trial attorney, said there is a possibility Hunter Biden’s decision to not cooperate with Congress might not be considered a violation of the terms of his pretrial release.
She said the conditions set forward by a judge to leave a defendant out of custody are “usually uniquely tailored to the defendant and the charged crime” that are designated to “ensure the defendant remains law abiding during the time between release and the next court date.”
Unfortunately, if Congress does decided to pursue contempt charges, it will take some time to get through the process, according to Kamenar. He then revealed that if this course of action is to happen, it will take Special Counsel David Weiss to go before the court and ask the judge to do something.
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