In Tuesday’s episode of Tucker on Twitter, Tucker Carlson reacted to the news that Hunter Biden will be given a plea deal in connection with federal charges of failure to pay taxes and gun possession as a drug user, coming amid the ongoing inquiries into his finances and overseas dealings.
"This spring, word began to circulate in Washington that the House Oversight Committee under its new chairman Congressman James Comer had discovered criminal behavior after review of thousands of pages of the Biden family’s bank records," Carlson began.
Carlson said the White House publicly dismissed the investigation as being politically motivated and irrelevant, and that Hunter Biden’s business dealings had nothing to do with his father. "But in private, everybody understood that it wasn’t quite that simple."
"There has long been overwhelming evidence that Joe and Hunter Biden’s financial lives are not separate at all, but deeply intertwined. And on Hunter Biden’s laptop there’s a suggestion the two of them even at one point shared a bank account."
"And of course, Hunter Biden wrote himself that he kicked back cash from his foreign business deals to his father. He wrote that bitterly," Carlson added, noting that the Oversight Committee’s investigation was "potentially a disaster for the White House, a scandal, possibly even the prelude to criminal charges."
So "in order to get ahead of all that," Carlson said, Joe Biden had an interview with MSNBC during which he said, "First of all, my son’s done nothing wrong. I trust him. I have faith in him. And it impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him."
Carlson said Joe Biden framed the situation with his son Hunter as a "sad family tragedy" and something "personal, not of public concern."
Carlson noted MSNBC’s wording of their question for the president, stating, "That's the framing, and then this a sentence choreograph to the letter, your son, while there's no ties to you, could be charged by your department of justice. Got that? Well, there's no tie to you. So the answer is in fact, in the question, whatever Hunter Biden goes down for and we know he is going to be charged because MSNBC said so. But when that happens, that's Hunter's problem."
Five days later, the committee released its findings on the Biden family, with bank records showing that the family received over $10 million from foreign nationals while Joe Biden was serving as vice president.
"So actually, there was something there, it was a scandal, racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud. Those are some of the crimes the Biden seem to have committed. In addition of course, to selling out the United States for cash."
Carlson noted that Trump said, "they’ll hit Hunter with something small to make their strike on me look fair."
"Trump wrote that about two weeks ago, and it turned out those were prescient words."
In regards to Tuesday’s news of Hunter Biden pleading guilty, Carslon said, "Biden pled to two misdemeanor tax evasion charges 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."
"In fact, the Justice Department just baptized Hunter Biden, a lifetime of sins washed away in an instant. It was a secular miracle. Most miraculous of all Hunter Biden somehow escaped a FARA charge," he said.
The Foreign Agent Registration Act, or FARA, requires those acting as an agent of any foreign nationals in Washington to register with the government, which Carlson said wasn’t enforced until recent years.
"Starting several years ago, the Justice Department began sending people to prison on FARA violations. The official explanation was we're cracking down on foreign influence in Washington. And of course, privately, everyone in Washington laughed. They knew that was absurd. In fact, it's the opposite of the truth," said Carlson.
"Foreign powers have never had more power in Washington. Their agents are everywhere. In every federal agency and throughout business down to and including in executive positions at various social media companies. The Biden administration knows all of this and it’s not a problem. In fact, it’s their policy."
Carlson later added, "The point, the only point of enforcing FARA after decades of ignoring it, is to harass and imprison high profile political opponents."
"If it was a fair system, Hunter Biden would be first on the list of those next to be charged with a FARA violation, in fact, many of them. Hunter Biden was a foreign agent. He never registered as one. But for years, that's exactly what he was. He sold access to his father and other lawmakers to the Chinese and the Ukrainians and countries throughout the world. There's no debate about that. The FBI has known about it for years. For years they've had possession of Hunter Biden's laptop, but they didn't charge him for it today. They never will."
Carlson asked, "What can we learn from Hunter Biden's plea deal today? First off, the obvious, for the children of the people in charge, there are no penalties, there are only upsides."
"They’re princelings, they can do what they want. You are not, therefore you can't. So don't get any ideas about cheating on your taxes or violating federal gun laws, unless you want to celebrate next year's Father's Day through the glass in the visitor's room. The rules definitely apply to you, including rules you don't yet know exist."
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