Hunter Biden’s Lawyer Hints at Plea Deal to Avoid Trial
Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, revealed in a recent CBS News interview that Justice Department prosecutors have expressed a desire to spare President Biden’s son from standing trial on tax charges. Lowell suggested that they may still be open to working out a plea deal to prevent Biden from facing a trial.
“We were trying to avoid [a trial] all along,” stated Lowell. “And so were the prosecutors who came forward to us and were the ones to say, ‘Can there be a resolution short of a prosecution?’ So they wanted it and maybe they still do want it.”
Initially, Biden and the DOJ had agreed to a plea deal that would have allowed the first son to evade prison time for tax and gun charges. However, U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika rejected the proposed plea deal last month, citing concerns about its legality and the extent of immunity it offered Biden.
In a recent court filing, Biden’s lawyers accused the prosecutors of reneging on the plea deal, which came just days after the prosecutors hinted at the possibility of a criminal trial for Biden.
Despite these developments, Lowell remains optimistic, stating in the CBS interview that a trial for the first son is “not inevitable.”
The case has become a highly contentious political issue, with Republicans in Congress raising the specter of impeaching President Joe Biden over his son’s business dealings. They also accuse the Department of Justice of granting Hunter Biden a “sweetheart deal.”
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Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru and Jack Queen in New York; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman, Robert Birsel
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