Former President Donald Trump is not holding back on Hunter Biden’s “slap on the wrist.”
The presidential candidate reacted to the news President Biden’s son Hunter has reportedly reached a plea deal to plead guilty to two federal misdemeanor counts of failing to pay his taxes and reached a diversion agreement related to the unlawful possession of a weapon.
“They gave him a traffic ticket and cleared everything up,” Trump told Fox News Digital after Biden’s plea deal was announced. “It is a disgrace to the system, it is a disgrace to America, it is a very unfair situation, it is prosecutorial misconduct, and it is election interference — all wrapped up into one.”
“This is a corrupt justice system and a corrupt FBI,” Trump said, adding that one of his family members would likely be facing “hundreds of years.”
Donald Trump Jr., the former president’s son, also decried the Justice Department’s “double standard” in his own statement.
“The blatantly politicized nature of Joe Biden’s Justice Department under AG Garland couldn’t be more clear today,” Trump Jr. wrote in a statement. “The plea deal that they cut with Hunter Biden reeks of favoritism and brazenly reveals a system where there are two-tiers of Justice, wholly dependent on your political affiliation.”
Hunter’s criminal counsel, Chris Clark of Clark Smith Villazor, said that “with the announcement of two agreements between my client, Hunter Biden, and the Unites States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, it is my understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved.”
“Hunter will take responsibility for two instances of misdemeanor failure to file tax payments when due pursuant to a plea agreement,” Clark said. “A firearm charge, which will be subject to a pretrial diversion agreement and will not be the subject of the plea agreement, will also be filed by the Government.”
Biden has been under federal investigation since 2018.
However, the Biden family is still having an investigation by the House Oversight Committee.
Rep. James Comer’s (R-Ky.) investigation has most recently focused on the FBI-generated FD-1023 form alleging a criminal bribery scheme between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national that involved influence over U.S. policy decisions.