Tucker Carlson savaged the Biden family on Tuesday, hours after it was announced that Hunter Biden would receive a slap on the wrist - and would only be required to plead guilty to simple tax crimes and a gun charge, despite what many would say is obvious evidence that he's been acting as a foreign agent.
Carlson noted how none of the charges have to do with influence peddling - including Hunter's alleged role as an international bag man for the Biden family (alleged, of course), which included a $10 million payment from Burisma to Hunter and Joe Biden, according to an FBI source.
"Investigators had 'identified payments to Biden family members from foreign companies, while Joe Biden served as Vice President and after he left public office.'"
"So actually there was something there. It was a scandal," Carlson said. "Racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud. Those are some of the crimes the Bidens seem to have committed."
Ep. 5 As in most of the developing world, it's safer to be the president's son than his opponent. pic.twitter.com/AtRRaxYSjs— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 20, 2023
"Donald Trump had an idea, ‘they’ll hit Hunter with something small to make their strike on me look fair.’ Trump wrote that about two weeks ago," said Carlson. "And it turned out, those were prescient words. This morning, Hunter Biden pleaded guilty to pretty much nothing. Biden pleaded to two misdemeanor tax evasion charges and then entered a diversion on a federal gun charge. That’s it. As far as Merrick Garland’s justice department is concerned, Hunter Biden is done. There was no pre-dawn raid carried live simultaneously on CNN, there was no perp walk, no handcuffs, no press conference."
"Above all, there was no felony. Hunter Biden who broke federal gun laws can still carry a gun. It’s like it all never happened," Carlson continued.
According to the Washington Post, Hunter, 53, is expected to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges of failure to pay in 2017 and 2018, for a combined tax liability of roughly $1.2 million. He'll also admit to illegally possessing a weapon after his 2018 purchase of a handgun - which will likely result in a 'diversion program' which would result in the removal of the gun charge if all of the program's conditions are met.
The former Fox News host also noted how the White House has dismissed the investigations as politically motivated and irrelevant to Joe Biden's presidency. He also questioned Hunter's source of income - highlighting his art sales and book deal, which Carlson implied could be tied to money laundering and influence peddling.
"If you didn't know what a virtuous person Hunter Biden was you might think it looked a lot like money laundering," said Carlson, referring to an interview he gave to ABC in 2019. "Two years after that interview, Hunter Biden was selling prints of his art -- and to be clear, just the prints, not the art itself - but effectively photocopies of it for seventy five thousand dollars a pop!"
"Apparently Hunter Biden moved five of these Repros in just days. That's $375,000 in less than a week for signed copies of your fake art.
"As for the paintings themselves, childish self-indulgent blots, those sold for half a million dollars a piece. So the question is; who bought them and why? It'd be interesting to know, there's a story there for sure, but of course we have no right to know."
Tucker gets it. Biden has weaponized the DOJ the same way 3rd world Dictators do, to target his political opposition and protect his corrupt family. https://t.co/bHjl34KO28— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 20, 2023