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Hunter Biden Pleads NOT GUILTY Due to Stripping of Protection From Future Prosecution

Hunter Biden Pleads NOT GUILTY Due to Stripping of Protection From Future Prosecution

“The judge ‘will not accept or reject the plea agreement’ b/c ‘she wants more information.'”

Let me start all over.

After a crazy day, Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to charges of tax evasion and felony gun charges since the plea deal no longer contained protection from future prosecutions.

The new plea deal would only cover tax offenses, drugs, and gun charges from 2014-2019.

But the judge still doesn’t like it. She said over and over that “she felt like she was being asked to ‘rubber stamp’ an agreement she had serious ‘concerns about.'”

The hearing has ended:

US District Judge Maryellen Noreika said she was not ready to accept the plea deal, and the hearing ended with Hunter Biden pleading not guilty for the time being.

The judge asked the sides to file additional briefs explaining the plea deal’s legal structuring.

US District Judge Maryellen Noreika called the deal federal prosecutors reached with Hunter Biden for his gun possession offense “unusual.”

She said the deal — in which Biden would enter the diversion program to resolve the charge — contains some “non-standard terms,” such as “broad immunity” from other potential charges.

“We don’t usually make diversion agreements public,” the judge said, referring to the move by the parties to make that aspect of their agreement public and discuss it in open court.

So after the judge said no the agreement she asked Hunter how he wants to plead.

“Not guilty, your honor.”

*****Previous reporting…

At first it fell apart because the team wanted immunity for Hunter on all future prosecutions.

They eliminated that from the deal.

***More Previous reporting:

However, the plea deal has fallen apart. Hunter’s team really tried to demand the deal cover any future prosecutions of him.

I have to hand it to him. He has the guts to even suggest it let alone demand it:


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And the People may, just maybe, win one if the pressure we’ve applied to this and the sunlight alternative media has brought makes this become something the DoJ can’t just whisk away.

A horrible thought that just occurred to me: what would it to do to “poor old Joe’s” chances if something awful happened to his only living son just before the elections next year? Are we that banana republic, yet?

Hunter’s lawyer: “We demand our client to be exempt from prosecution for any charges of any kind for all the rest of his natural life. Okay?”

Judge: “Uh, no. I don’t think so.”

    henrybowman in reply to Peabody. | July 26, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Life is imitating Monty Python nearly every day now.

    Vicar: But my car was hit by a lorry while standing in the garage and you refuse to pay my claim.
    Devious: Oh well, Reverend Morrison, in your policy… in your policy… here we are. It states quite clearly that no claim you make will be paid.
    Vicar: Oh dear.
    Devious: You see, you unfortunately plumped for our ‘Neverpay’ policy, which, you know, if you never claim is very worthwhile, but you had to claim, and, well, there it is.

    Plus, the lorry driver was Hunter Biden.

The DOJ wants to stop all investigations into Hunter and Joe.Sounds like the Epstein deal.

IMO, this was foolish move on the part of Hunter Biden and team. They had an extraordinarily lenient deal in their grasp for very easily proven charges that the DoJ had pushed down to misdemeanor level. Turning up their nose b/c the overly generous plea deal didn’t include a potential FARA charge is flipping stupid. FARA is fairly nuanced in comparison to the gun and tax charges and easier to defend. Both the gun and tax charges could easily be elevated to felony counts based on what has been made public and are way easier to prove than a FARA charge. IMO, he will regret this.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to CommoChief. | July 26, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    The whole thing radiates, “Do you know who my father is?”

      CommoChief in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | July 26, 2023 at 12:34 pm

      Yeah I was getting the same sort of vibe. Now appears from updating reporting the Hunter Biden team came to their senses about rejection of what is an incredibly generous deal on the tax, gun and drug charges but not including the harder to prove FARA charges.

        diver64 in reply to CommoChief. | July 26, 2023 at 1:48 pm

        Harder to prove FARA? He Sat at a table with 2 Ukrainian business partners, called his VP father and put him on speakerphone

          lichau in reply to diver64. | July 26, 2023 at 2:52 pm

          FARA is hard to prove if you are on the correct side. Not so much if you aren’t connected properly. Ask Paul Manafort.

          CommoChief in reply to diver64. | July 26, 2023 at 4:02 pm

          The potential FARA charge isn’t a slam dunk like lying on the gun purchase question about drug use. That one is simple and he unquestionably did it. This alone carries a 10 year max sentence. A plea on that to a diversion is like Christmas.

          CommoChief in reply to diver64. | July 26, 2023 at 4:24 pm


          Manafort didn’t go to trail, he chose to plead guilty so the DoJ didn’t have to prove its case to a Judge/Jury.

          In fact compared to overall success rate of DoJ once charges are filed 90%+ FARA has a much, much lower success rate. Out of the 104 separate FARA charges v individuals or entities through 2020 only 61 were convicted at trial. That’s an all-time conviction rate at trial of 58.65% for FARA charges. Way less than the normal 90%+ conviction rate.

      It screams it. Too bad the media isn’t listening…

      Everyone knows who his is father is—except for his Alzheimer suffering father.

      Did you see the motorcade for Hunter, arriving at the courthouse? Such terrible optics.

    Stuytown in reply to CommoChief. | July 26, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    I had the same thought. I think the only reason he would plead not guilty in this situation is that he continues to have faith that the fix is in with Garland. Suppose it’s not, though. Suppose he is actually prosecuted for his crimes. Will Joe pardon him? Will it kill Joe’s presidential campaign. What will the timing be? If Hunter is really prosecuted, he better hope is father is still president. No pardons from former presidents.

      jb4 in reply to Stuytown. | July 26, 2023 at 3:39 pm

      IMO Hunter’s legal team drags any trial out until after the election and, if Biden wins, loses or leaves earlier, Hunter (and anyone else in the family) is then pardoned. There never is a trial and there are no relevant political consequences for the Biden family.

        Stuytown in reply to jb4. | July 26, 2023 at 3:42 pm

        Yeah. It’s a good bet. But Joe could end up in hot water in the case of impeachment. Also, he’s very old. Time is not on his side. Hunter better be praying for his health. I don’t think Kamala will take a Bullet for Hunter.

          CommoChief in reply to Stuytown. | July 26, 2023 at 5:55 pm


          jb4 may be on the right track. It would fit the existing pattern of deny and seek to delay past any upcoming election trying to minimize political issues.

          IMO it won’t work as all in ’24 as ’20 b/c the cat is out of the bag on Hunter, his shenanigans, some of which involve Joe Biden (according to claims) + Biden hasn’t lived up to his PR of ‘moderate, nice Joe who is gonna restore civility and norms + the question of his health (physical and mental acuity) have become obvious. The d/prog gonna try to run the same scam for sure but it won’t be as easy as in ’20.

DOJ will make sure that they draw a woke judge on Hunter’s second plea deal (“Sweet Deal #2”). Hunter should stay with Clark and Latham & Watkins as his counsel – they definitely have the sleaze required to represent Biden Enterprises.

thad_the_man | July 26, 2023 at 12:19 pm

I think Joe has to change his diaper.

The lead has been buried. The judge is not upset about the sweetheart deal DOJ gave Hunter! The judge wants to make it clear Hunter gets full and complete immunity from prosecution for other crimes not charged in the indictment. Icing on the cake?

    amwick in reply to JRD47. | July 26, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    The DOJ is obvioulsy holding out a ton of information. The judge needs to see it all..
    There is no way for her to rule fairly without it. It sounds like she is a straight shooter.

    DaveGinOly in reply to JRD47. | July 26, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Not necessarily. If the deal seems too much like a pardon, she may reject such a deal as well. She’s going to want to know (as amwick says) what it is the FBI is holding over Hunter’s (and therefore his dad’s) head before she’s going to agree to a deal. Otherwise, it will appear she’s collaborating with the DOJ to sweep the Biden dirt under the rug.

If justice scores a victory, you can be sure that Joe will be encouraged to further weaponize the Justice system.

healthguyfsu | July 26, 2023 at 12:35 pm

Hunter Biden is not the prize. But he can plead the 5th as long as incriminating evidence remains for separate charges.

I’m not saying he should be given immunity from all other charges, but there would be an upside to it.

    DaveGinOly in reply to healthguyfsu. | July 26, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    The deal must include testimony in return. What are the chances? DOJ would only go for that if they think there’s no chance Hunter will ever be asked for said testimony.

Plea Deal.

Something the state offers to save the time and expense of going to trial. Most of the time offered when the state has evidence that, although sufficient, is problematic or may not stand up to cross examination scrutiny.

Is that the case with Biden with first hand witnesses, videotapes, tax records, numerous shell corporation and (last but not least) the laptop?

DOJ and Biden’s counsel have stated their conflicting positions before this hearing. The judge is forcing the DOJ to give up on “further investigation” in order to close the deal

The Drill SGT | July 26, 2023 at 12:52 pm

The basis of the story has one fundamental flaw:

“Two sides attempting to salvage deal”

The are not two sides when Biden lawyers ae dealing with Biden lawyers.

Like the Teachers union bargaining with the School board, elected by the teachers union…

If the Judge signs off on this plea agreement — the obvious product of a thoroughly corrupt “prosecution” and investigation by FBI/IRS/DOJ — she is furthering that corruption.

she should have set a trial date before she ended the proceeding

Impeachment around the corner as the public FINALLY will learn about the Biden crime family.

OleDirtyBarrister | July 26, 2023 at 1:41 pm


A federal district court presiding over a collateral attack in a civil action filed by deserter Bowe Bergdahl entered a long order setting aside the conviction. It is based on a potential bias by the judge because he was on his way out and had applied for a job as an immigration judge.

The collateral attack in a civil action as an alternative to a petition for a writ of habeas corpus is an interesting and relatively unique legal proceeding.

Setting the stage to force Joe to resign and pardon Hunter on the way out the door.

“According to sources, Hunter Biden’s plea deal fell through in court today after his bribery check to the judge bounced due to insufficient funds.”

Source: Babylon Bee

Tired of updating headlines, yet, Mary?

It’s ludicrous that they thought they could get away with this corruption.

The ONLY time a prosecutor would even CONSIDER a plea deal that involves immunity from future charges is in exchange for testimony that puts a whole lot of other criminals behind bars.

It’s simply insane the blatant corruption here.

Ron Coleman retweeted this..

The amici brief was very interesting.. and may shed light on what happened today…

    Stuytown in reply to amwick. | July 26, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Wow. Quite the amicus brief. I had tears of happiness running down my face as I read it. Thanks for posting.

FWIW I think justice dodged a bullet today.. Imagine if another judge had preside, and just rubber stamped this whole awful Hunter case.. Maybe there is hope…

Pardon my (well founded) cynicism.

Kabuki theatre is alive and well in The Swamp. The “not guilty” plea is just buying time for the DOJ to figure out a way to not put Hunter in jail.

SOP in DC, when caught with a hand in the till, is “Deny, Delay, Destroy”. We are in the “Delay” stage. Next, expect the DOJ to announce that all the critical evidence was on a disk drive that somehow got ran over in the parking lot. Something like that.

    GWB in reply to lichau. | July 27, 2023 at 8:25 am

    all the critical evidence was on a disk drive that somehow got ran over in the parking lot
    To which the entire internet says, “Oh, I’ve got a copy!”

irishgladiator63 | July 26, 2023 at 2:55 pm

I can’t help but think this is all Kabuki theater.
If Hunter is ever in danger of actual consequences, Joe will just pardon him.
Democrats will applaud it and Republicans will nod along saying how unfair it is to try to get at the president by going after his son or some such nonsense.

Hunter Pleads….?

Right now he’s pleading with his drug dealer for some more cocaine. His dealer’s understandably a little hesitant after Hunter accidently dropped a two pound bag at the White House last week.

The stench of brazen inequity, lawlessness, entitlement and corruption emanating from this turd of a plea agreement to the sham “prosecution” was too nauseating for the judge to ignore.

    DaveGinOly in reply to guyjones. | July 26, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    Four thousand cases of illegal acquisition of a firearm have been handled by Biden’s DOJ. Guess how many led to “diversions” for the accused.

It must be painful for Hunter the Punter to shave, shower, be clean and suited up for court…what they call an alternate lifestyle….

A diversion program for a permanent “get out of jail card”.

Isn’t that what everyone in the ‘hood’ is getting these days ?

RandomCrank | July 26, 2023 at 4:15 pm

Excellent! Let the trial begin!

“The new plea deal would only cover tax offenses, drugs, and gun charges from 2014-2019.”
would that include only the crimes already known or would it also include as of yet unknown crimes as well?

E Howard Hunt | July 26, 2023 at 4:52 pm

The court’s night cleaning crew should be on the lookout for powdery white plastic bags.

>> But the judge still doesn’t like it. She said over and over that “she felt like she was being asked to ‘rubber stamp’ an agreement she had serious ‘concerns about.’” <<

Hey, didn't a judge in the Oberlin shoplifting case say pretty much the same thing, and look where that led? 😉

I love the reader responses to these LI daily newsbits, and sometimes add comments myself. LI’s readers are obviously a bunch of smart cookies with a sense of humor and satire. I will continue to support LIF for the good work that Prof.Jacobson et al. are doing with the Equal Protection Project—and for these news stories and the titillating reader responses.

RandomCrank | July 27, 2023 at 4:56 pm

The ideal outcome:

It goes back to when Houng Dog Bill looked straight into the camera and said, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miz Lewinsky.” I remember it like it was yesterday, because my partner and I laughed our asses off and not for a microsecond did either one of us believe a word of it. But I thought at the time that the coverup was nailed down tight, otherwise Clinton wouldn’t have been so unequivocal.

Oops, she saved the dress! On her tombstone it will be written: “Here lies Monica Lewinsky. She was even cruder than Bill Clinton.”

Joe Biden has been equally unequivocal in denying that he participated in Hunter’s corruption. I never believed that for a microsecond either, but with the help of the degraded “news” media he has thus far skated. Will the coverup now collapse? Maybe not, but let’s say that the house is looking more rickety these days.

Ideally, the coverup collapses but not for another six months. I despise Senile Joe and the fraudulent horse he rode in on, but Kamala Harris has the I.Q. of a Golden Retriever so I would prefer that Joe finish out his term. In disgrace, for sure, but still.

If I get my wish, Trump gets convicted of something, and so does Joe after he’s out. They both pay big fines, and are removed from American political life. And then we start walking back to some semblance of normalcy.

Probably too much to hope for, but never forget: We ARE “the lucky country” We shall see. What a circus!