WATCH: Media Praise Impartial DOJ, Forget It Tried To Give Hunter Biden Sweetheart Deal

June 12, 2024

After Hunter Biden's conviction on federal gun charges this week, the media seized on the verdict as proof of the impartiality of President Joe Biden's Justice Department.

"To say that the Biden DOJ is only going after Trump and Republicans is inaccurate," one MSNBC pundit said following the jury's decision.

"You have a president of the United States who is [a] living embodiment of the rule of law," said another.

Left unmentioned this week by many of the liberal talking heads was the fact that the first son's trial only went forward because the judge in the case quashed a sweetheart plea deal Hunter Biden reached with the Justice Department that would have seen him dodge prison time on both tax and gun charges.

The plea deal fell apart in July 2023 when Judge Maryellen Noreika raised questions about the "atypical" agreement, which included a hidden provision that appeared to grant Hunter Biden blanket immunity from future prosecution over tax crimes.

The collapse of the plea deal also came after whistleblowers in the IRS claimed the Justice Department was pulling punches in its investigation of Hunter Biden. DOJ prosecutor David Weiss planned to close the probe without filing charges, the New York Times reported, but changed course after the whistleblowers divulged details of the investigation, including records indicating Hunter Biden evaded millions of dollars in taxes on foreign income.