David Weiss, the special counsel appointed to oversee the federal investigation into Hunter Biden, will seek a grand jury indictment of the Democrat president’s son before the end of September.
The move was confirmed by the special counsel’s office in a new filing on Wednesday.
“The Speedy Trial Act requires that the Government obtain the return of an indictment by a grand jury by Friday, September 29, 2023, at the earliest,” prosecutors wrote in the filing.
“The Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date.”
Hunter had a sweetheart deal but it imploded when the judge thought it too generous and questioned it in open court.
As Hunter already admitted his guilt when he agreed to the plea, he has only one defense left – to try to drag Joe Biden into testifying and cause a constitutional crisis.
As Slay News reported, the first son’s lawyer told prosecutors that if his client is charged, Hunter would trigger a “constitutional crisis” by putting President Joe Biden on the witness stand.
Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Chris Clark, told DOJ prosecutors:
“President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial.
“This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting President testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting constitutional crisis.”
Hunter’s lawyers also said that because President Donald Trump wanted an investigation into Hunter and his foreign business dealings, charging a Biden family member with tax crimes would be “devastating to the reputation” of the Justice Department.
🚨 BREAKING: Special Counsel David Weiss says an indictment of Hunter Biden is expected before the end of this month pic.twitter.com/by4NAlI7ri
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 6, 2023
According to Politico:
Clark then laid out what could have been seen as a promise, a warning, or just some very zealous lawyering: He said Joe Biden would undoubtedly be a witness at trial because of leaks about the probe.
He wrote that just a few weeks before sending his letter, there had been two back-to-back leaks related to Hunter Biden and the gun issue.
First, someone told The Washington Post that investigators thought Biden deserved tax and gun charges.
Then a few days later, The Daily Mail reported on a voicemail Joe Biden left for his son in the window of time when he allegedly owned the gun.
Surely the back-to-back leaks were part of a coordinated campaign to push the Justice Department to charge his client with crimes.
And, Clark said, the leaks prompted the president to address his son’s legal woes the next day on CNN.
“There can be no doubt that these leaks have inserted President Biden into this case,” he said.
He then described a nearly unthinkable scenario: The president would testify to undermine a criminal case brought by prosecutors representing the United States of America.
From the fall of 2022 through the spring of 2023, Clark sought meetings with people at the highest levels of the Justice Department — almost entirely without success.
In multiple emails, he asked to meet with the head of the Criminal Division, the head of the Tax Division, the Office of Legal Counsel, the Office of the Solicitor General, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, and the attorney general himself.
On Feb. 21, 2023, Clark’s team reached out to multiple officials at Main Justice, who passed his request from one person to the next.