The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Friday that a trial is likely in the Hunter Biden tax evasion case.
In a Friday motion, prosecutors said plea negotiations that continued after Hunter Biden’s deal fell apart during his July 26 hearing “are at an impasse.”
Biden’s team had sought immunity for charges unrelated to allegations of tax evasion in a pretrial diversion agreement, prompting Judge Maryellen Noreika to intervene in the deal.
“The Government now believes that the case will not resolve short of a trial,” the court filing states.
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Prosecutors filed the motion Friday to dismiss charges were filed in Delaware so the government could bring charges in a different district. The filing notes the venue for the charges “does not lie in Delaware” and would be either in the Central District of California or Washington, D.C.
“The information was filed in this District because the parties had previously agreed that the Defendant would waive any challenge to venue and plead guilty in this District,” the motion says.
The Trump campaign responded Friday following Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcement appointing Davis Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, as special counsel in the Hunter Biden case.
“Crooked Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the entire Biden Crime Family have been protected by the Justice Department for decades even though there is overwhelming evidence and credible testimony detailing their wrongdoing of lying to the American people and selling out the country to foreign enemies for the Biden Cartel’s own financial gain,” said a Trump Spokesperson from his campaign. “If this special counsel is truly independent – even though he failed to bring proper charges after a four year investigation and he appears to be trying to move the case to a more Democrat-friendly venue – he will quickly conclude that Joe Biden, his troubled son Hunter, and their enablers, including the media, which colluded with the 51 intelligence officials who knowingly misled the public about Hunter’s laptop, should face the required consequences.”
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