Hunter Biden Case ‘No Comparison’ to Trump’s

( – A Virginia lawmaker has rejected suggestions that Donald Trump’s New York criminal case bears any resemblance to Hunter Biden’s. Republican Rep. Ben Cline indicated that the difference lies in the approach of public prosecutors and the Justice Department, which, in Trump’s case, went out of their way to beef up the indictment.

Hunter Biden faces charges related to a weapons purchase in 2018 when, according to his memoirs, he regularly used crack cocaine. When filling out gun purchase documents, however, he denied drug use and, in doing so, opened himself to federal charges.

Last year, prosecutors reached a deal with the first son’s defense attorneys that would have avoided a trial. The deal also involved non-payment of more than $100,000 in taxes, for which Biden Jr. was expected to plead guilty and receive a two-year probation sentence. Assuming he adhered to those and other agreed-upon terms, the gun charges were wiped.

When the case came before US District Judge Maryellen Noreika, she refused to accept the deal, noting that attorneys wrongly expected her to “rubber stamp” it.

Furthermore, Noreika would not accept claims that the charges were politically motivated and refused to postpone the trial date. Hunter Biden’s lawyers made several attempts to have the case thrown out, including questioning the legitimacy of a prosecution led by Trump-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss, but Noreika rejected them all.

By contrast, Rep. Cline argues that prosecutors made no deals with Donald Trump and pursued him to the furthest extent possible. Some legal experts point out that New York’s statute of limitations was stretched to bring misdemeanor charges against the former President, and the law stretched even further to construct a felony charge.

Pennsylvania attorney Kyle Sammin said he was astonished by the New York indictment, and while conceding that the two states have different statute books, he believes the charges against Donald Trump resulted from “decades of writing expansive criminal laws and only enforcing them against certain people.”

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