Meanwhile, on Twitter, Cohen said he’d never seen a case like Hunter Biden’s get settled without jail time. “After 26 years, I have yet to have a plea in a case with an illegal possession of a weapon and tax evasion, that did not come with some kind of prison sentence. Indigents charged the same way would be getting jail time,” he tweeted.View this post on Instagram
“Even in the case of paying off coaches to get their kids into college came with a prison sentence. One even got 2 weeks, even though she was scoring no jail time. The system was so petty that they made her surrender to a federal prison for 2 weeks! But in this case nothing,” he continued.
https://t.co/20Z6Dwhnda After 26 years, I have yet to have a plea in a case with an illegal possession of a weapon and tax evasion, that did not come with some kind of prison sentence. Indigents charged the same way would be getting jail time. pt.1— Bradford Cohen (@bradfordcohen) June 20, 2023
He also quote-tweeted a federal prosecutor who called pretrial diversion on a gun charge “unheard of.”
pt.2 Even in the case of paying off coaches to get their kids into college came with a prison sentence. One even got 2 weeks, even though she was scoring no jail time. The system was so petty that they made her surrender to a federal prison for 2 weeks! But in this case nothing.— Bradford Cohen (@bradfordcohen) June 20, 2023
While Black did have a criminal record, both he and Hunter Biden were effectively hit with the same charge. During a 2018 firearm purchase, Hunter filled out a federal form that required him to legally swear that he was not an addicted or unlawful user of a controlled substance. Unsurprisingly, he lied: Hunter himself all but admitted it in his memoir, in which he described that period of his life as a drug-fueled blur. Furthermore, Hunter’s romantic partner at the time — the widow of his older brother, Beau — would later throw the gun in a dumpster, leading to the potential that the firearm could have been picked up by heaven-knows-who. (It wasn’t, thankfully, although allegations that the Secret Service was involved in helping locate it didn’t help matters any.) Kodak Black’s attorney wasn’t the only one ripping the plea deal apart; at National Review, former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy also blasted the deal. “Under Justice Department policy, even with a plea agreement, the government is supposed to seek a plea to the ‘most serious,’ readily provable ‘offense that is consistent with the nature and full extent of the defendant’s conduct,'” McCarthy wrote Tuesday. “Hunter Biden committed tax offenses that could have been charged as evasion, which is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment for each count. Furthermore, he made a false statement that enabled him to obtain a firearm; that’s a ten-year felony under legislation pushed through by then-senator Joe Biden to show how very serious Democrats are about gun crime. “Biden apologists have tried to minimize that transaction as a ‘lie and try’ case, which they say is often not prosecuted. But such non-prosecution (though it shouldn’t happen) occurs because of what you’d infer from the ‘try’ part — i.e., the liar got caught and failed to obtain the gun. Hunter’s case, to the contrary, is a lie and succeed case. He got the gun.” [Emphasis in original.] And then it found its way into a dumpster. Whoops. [firefly_poll] In any other circumstance, rich Caucasian man orchestrating a sweetheart deal for something that a black rapper spent years behind bars for (until a Republican president pardoned him) would lead to a chorus of chest-beating about white privilege and a two-tiered justice system from Democrats. But Hunter Biden is useful to them. At least for a few more years, it behooves the left to pretend he’s not corrupt or criminal — or, at least, not that corrupt or criminal. Do Messrs. Cohen and Black think they’re going to shame the left into abiding by their own standards when covering up Biden family criminality is at stake? Please. As the president himself might put it, lots of luck in your senior year. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
It’s not my opinion that this never happens. This is a Fed Prosecutor that confirms it. https://t.co/DzsvSatHdV— Bradford Cohen (@bradfordcohen) June 21, 2023