Hunter Biden’s attorney doesn’t expect new charges from special counsel probe

Attorney Abbe Lowell is “confident” that newly appointed Justice Department special counsel David Weiss will reach the same conclusions as the US Department of Justice in its investigations into Hunter Biden. Lowell believes that there is no new evidence to be found beyond the misdemeanor tax and gun charges that Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to last month. He stated, “I don’t know the possibility exists after this kind of painstaking investigation for them to be, ‘Oh, my gosh, there’s a new piece of evidence.'”

Republican scrutiny has intensified against President Joe Biden and his son, as a parallel congressional probe appears to be falling apart and Donald Trump’s allies attempt to defend the former president against federal charges by shifting attention to allegations of corruption and criminality under the current administration. Senate Republicans had previously urged the appointment of David Weiss as special counsel, but then criticized it once he was appointed, claiming that a “sweetheart” plea deal compromised the investigation.

Hunter Biden was set to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges and enter a diversion agreement related to a felony gun charge in July. However, the agreement hit a snag during a federal court hearing, and the judge ultimately rejected it. Lowell speculated that the prosecutors involved with the case may have had unclear intentions, misstated their position, or changed their view during the court hearing.

David Weiss, who has been the US attorney for Delaware since 2018, has been leading federal investigations into Hunter Biden since 2019 under the Trump administration. Despite his new title as special counsel, Lowell emphasized that Weiss is the same person who has been working on the case for the past five years. Lowell stated, “If anything changes from his conclusion… the question should be asked, what infected the process that was not the facts in the law?”

Lowell also criticized right-wing media for its coverage of the case, accusing pundits of devoting significant airtime to spurious allegations and congressional probes to connect President Biden to his son’s alleged crimes. Several House Republicans have even threatened to file articles of impeachment against the president based on these claims. Lowell emphasized that the facts and evidence pursued by Congress and the media have repeatedly shown no connection between President Biden and any wrongdoing by his son.

In contrast, Democratic US Rep Dan Goldman argued that if prosecutors find that Hunter Biden has committed crimes, he should face criminal charges. He noted that it was important to distinguish between Democrats who recognize accountability and Republicans who would not hold Donald Trump accountable for any potential crimes he may have committed.

Overall, Lowell remains confident that the investigations into Hunter Biden will yield similar conclusions to those reached by the Department of Justice, and he urges against drawing unfounded connections between the president and his son’s alleged crimes.

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