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“For the children of the people in charge, there are no penalties — there are only upsides”

“For the children of the people in charge, there are no penalties — there are only upsides”

Tucker Carlson weighs in on Hunter Biden’s sweet deal.

Tucker Carlson devoted his Twitter monologue today to the Hunter Biden plea deal, pointing out how Hunter got this deal the same way he has gotten everything in life, through his family name.

He slams attempts by the liberal media to spin this story for Joe Biden ahead of the charges, notes the double standard from the Justice Department, and much more.

The Daily Caller has details:

Biden agreed to plead guilty to charges of illegally purchasing a gun while under the influence of drugs and for failing to pay his taxes in 2017 and 2018. Carlson said Weiss prosecuted the younger Biden to make the 37-count indictment against former President Donald Trump appear fair and non-political.

“Donald Trump had an idea: ‘They’ll hit Hunter with something small to make their strike on me look fair.’ Trump wrote that about two weeks ago,” Carlson said. “And it turned out those were prescient words. This morning, Hunter Biden pleaded guilty to pretty much nothing. Biden pled to two misdemeanor tax evasion charges and then entered a diversion on a federal gun charge. That’s it. As far as Merrick Garland’s Justice Department is concerned, Hunter Biden is done. There was no pre-dawn raid carried live simultaneously on CNN. There was no perp walk, no handcuffs, no press conference.”…

“In the meantime, though, the question is what can we learn from Hunter Biden’s plea deal today? First off, the obvious: For the children of the people in charge, there are no penalties — there are only upsides,” Carlson said.

“Above all, there was no felony. Hunter Biden, who broke federal gun laws, can still carry a gun. It’s like it all never happened,” he continued.

Watch the whole thing below:

People are enjoying Tucker’s new format.

Over at Twitchy, they’re keeping track of Tucker’s numbers:

At this point, it is up to four million views. So this is where we are, view-wise:

Episode 1: 118 million views.

Episode 2: 59.3 million views.

Episode 3: 100 million views.

Episode 4: 30.2 million views.

So that gives you some idea of the staying power of this venture.

Pretty impressive stats for a guy doing a one-man show out of his barn.

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henrybowman | June 20, 2023 at 8:19 pm

It’s a great day for exposé!
Elsewhere, James O’Keefe stings a Blackrock recruiter who explains that politics doesn’t really matter because Blackrock has bought all the politicians,,. and it’s OK, because everybody does it.

    CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | June 20, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    TC hit it out of the park.

    Thanks for posting the link to O’Keefe vid about Blackrock. The level of narcissism the subjects of these things have is on another level. It’s one thing to know how arrogant and condescending these types are on an intellectual level but seeing it as they interact with folks is truly something.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to henrybowman. | June 21, 2023 at 5:25 am

    Observant people notice that a high percentage of politicians become wealthy while never having worked a real job in their entire lives. Same for judges.

    The USA is not more exempt from corruption than any central or south American country you wish to name. When it comes to bribery, here is how it works:

    1) in central and south American countries, a bribe handed to an official gets you clearance to dig a trench, run a business. or – in my own experience – get moved to the head of the line for getting a telephone from the state-owned phone company.

    (In 1980, I was having a devil of a time getting the telephone I was required to have in order to live off-base. My landlady said “bring me two bottles of Don Q, and $50.00”. I did this on a Thursday. Monday, a very nice gentleman from the Puerto Rico Telephone Company knocked on my door. He had to telephone sets, and a work order. )

    2) in the USA, you buy “permits”, “licenses”, or “certificates” from whatever bureau, commission, office-of, or department that had their official handout for their cut.

      When I lived out west I had a cable come guy come over to hook up the new townhouse. He asked me if I wanted free HBO. I said sure and asked the trade. He said give him a bottle of Jack Daniels and we were good. Free HBO until we moved out.

    wendybar in reply to henrybowman. | June 21, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Don’t post it at Power line or you will be banned like I was.

And the charge of lying on the 4473 form (on which he attested, in writing and under penalty of law — up to 10 years and $250k fine — that he was NOT a user of controlled substances), just isn’t pursued at all. [18 U.S.C. 922(a)(6)] Not even considered.

Let one of us try that and see what happens. (Or see here for BATFE’s own report on what happens to people who are convicted or plead guilty to lying on the 4473.

    Gosport in reply to Archer. | June 20, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    Hunter got put on probation. Probation is an alternative to a jail sentence. If he busts the probation he is back in court for a show cause hearing and possibly off to jail. At least that’s how I understand it.

    I don’t think he has the self discipline to successfully complete probation (assuming a prosecutor has the nads to call him on the violation(s)).

    I’ll be watching to see if that applies to the elite as well as us commoners.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to Gosport. | June 20, 2023 at 11:22 pm

      What prosecutor would ask for the revocation of Hunter Biden’s probation? There ain’t no such critter. He has a free ride until he does something that gets him in the equivalent of the Lubyanka.

      Subotai Bahadur

      Probation for a felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail is a sweetheart deal. What I’m saying is that he got probation for pleading guilty to being a “prohibited person” in possession of a firearm.

      But lying on the 4473 is a separate crime, also a felony, also punishable by up to 10 years in jail. And that crime isn’t being talked about, let alone pursued, even though the BATFE practically brags about charging and netting long jail sentences for other people who do it.

      I am also interested to see if Hunter can stay out of trouble for the duration of his probation. If I were a betting man, I’d wager not, but I’d also wager nothing will happen to him regardless.

      Being of the Washington elite does have its privileges, after all.

    markm in reply to Archer. | June 24, 2023 at 9:47 am

    If the charge of lying wasn’t pursued at all, then I’d think double jeopardy doesn’t apply and the next federal prosecutor can re-open the case and send him to prison for several years.

    markm in reply to Archer. | June 24, 2023 at 9:54 am

    “Or see here for BATFE’s own report on what happens to people who are convicted or plead guilty to lying on the 4473.”

    Two got a three month sentence and the third one spent 16 months in jail before he was convicted and sentenced to time served. It’s a felony with a maximum sentence of 10 years, but judges are imposing sentences like it’s a misdemeanor.

Hunter pled guilty to illegally purchasing a gun. The Biden Admin is Big-time anti-gun. This could have been the Biden Admin’s big opportunity to show how totally serious it is about gun control. You have to wonder if the DOJ would have shown how tough the Biden Admin is if some regular guy had illegally purchased a gun.

    henrybowman in reply to Q. | June 20, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    Oh we’ll all get to find out in August.
    But by August, everyone’s attention span will have evaporated.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to Q. | June 22, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    “This could have been the Biden Admin’s big opportunity to show how totally serious it is about gun control.”

    They did. They showed for them Gun Control is about controlling the right (meaning wrong) people through threat of thuggery. It’s extortion. That’s what they do. (Change my mind.)

John Kerry’s children skimming US funds to Ukraine:

Romney, Pelosi and Biden skimming US funds to Ukraine:

At this point, it’s a very bad joke, on par with the joke of Biden and Fetterman.

    alaskabob in reply to | June 20, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    Kerry, Romney, Biden and Pelosi should send their sons to the “Eastern Front”. Until done bin to the Donbas, no respect.

    Duh! Ukraine has been a giant money laundering piggyback for years. US sends money to Ukraine for “foreign aid”. Ukraine gives it to NGO’s, NGO’s transfers it their US office where it is given to PAC’s which donate to candidates who vote for more aid.
    Why do you think Brandon and the entire Deep State are so desperate to shut Trump up? They couldn’t buy him off because he doesn’t need the money

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. In this case, with a brief respite to provide a glimpse of what could instead be, since 2008.

Can’t wait for Jack Smith to come forth with his next rendition, to preach that no one is above the law.

With a few exceptions, people in charge never pay penalties for their wrongs. Now, however, the wrongs are blatant and include for cing opponents who have done nothing wrong to pay penalties. Soviet style justice, along with the requisite performative pretending by the oppressors and those that shamefully support them.

The only illegal guns are those belonging to patriots, conservatives and the law biding middle class.

Steven Brizel | June 21, 2023 at 8:31 am

Tucker hits the nail on the head !

Shut up, peons. The law applies to you not us. Now do as your told. Drive electric cars, stay home on lockdowns, get vaccinated or lose your job, stop using gas stoves. It’s for your own good

BierceAmbrose | June 22, 2023 at 3:35 pm

Well, in case it wasn’t clear why they want him out of the conversation til after the next Federal election…