As the federal investigation into Hunter Biden and his tax affairs wraps up, the fix appears to be in, according to former federal prosecutor Jim Trusty.
Yesterday, it was widely reported that the investigation had reached a “critical stage,” and Justice Department officials were looking into whether to charge Hunter with various tax violations, possible foreign lobbying violations and more.
Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a prosecutor appointed by former President Donald Trump, is conducting the investigation, which reportedly began in 2018.
Trusty—currently an attorney and Fox News legal analyst—told America’s Newsroom hosts Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith that he was “skeptical” that anything other than a whitewash is in the works.
“It sounds like we’re trotting out a guilty plea, not an indictment,” he said, going to explain that a plea deal would involve “very narrow facts” that “deflate” the case.
“It could deflate everything into a little silo for Hunter Biden, and a very sympathetic story about addiction,” he said, adding that he had heard that there was “open fretting by prosecutors on the case” that “Hunter Biden’s drug addiction was somehow a defense to a bunch of white collar crimes.”
Trusty told the Fox hosts why he thinks using Hunter’s drug addiction as a defense is not applicable.
“That can be a mitigator. It can be a defense when you have something involving spur-of-the-moment action, but for months and years of financial transactions, drug addiction is a non-starter,” he explained. “If they’re floating it out there, it could mean we have a very sympathetic plea agreement coming in the near future,” Trusty said.
The former prosecutor said it looks to him like the government is soft-peddling the corrupt foreign lobbying/influence peddling case, which implicates other members of the Biden family, including “the big guy,” Joe Biden.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), along with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), issued a detailed report in September of 2020 on the Biden family’s shady influence peddling operations.
Johnson and Grassley alleged in their report that the Obama administration knew Hunter’s work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings prevented “the efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine” during Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president.
The report also revealed that Hunter Biden had business associations with Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and People’s Liberation Army resulting in millions of dollars in questionable cash transactions. The Senate investigation also found links between Hunter Biden and Eastern European human trafficking, the adult entertainment industry, and/or prostitution.
“What you’re not hearing at all out of Delaware is the word “conspiracy,” Trusty pointed out, adding that 80 to 90 percent of white collar cases involve a conspiracy charge, which he noted, “by definition means you’re looking outside a single person’s actions.”
The former prosecutor said he was only reading “the tea leaves,” but what he’s seeing is not promising.
“It’s not sounding like that [a conspiracy case] from the rumor mill, so far,” he said. “So again, I think it looks like a very contained and friendly agreement coming on the horizon.”