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First high level indictment likely to be.... Hunter Biden. (Original Post) Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 OP
I bet Hunter will be found not guilty at140 Oct 2022 #1
Honestly Dorian Gray Oct 2022 #47
Except neither Hunter nor the allegations against him are high level. Thomas Hurt Oct 2022 #2
Hunter Biden's supposed indictment agingdem Oct 2022 #15
Seems like most presidents have had disreputable or embarrassing relatives. Ocelot II Oct 2022 #16
YOU'RE CALLING TED KENNEDY AN EMBARRASSMENT?! milestogo Oct 2022 #20
The Chappaquidick incident was very embarrassing to the Kennedy family Ocelot II Oct 2022 #22
Comparing him to the others you've named is truly insulting milestogo Oct 2022 #24
Well, there was that rapist cousin in the family as well... and RFK Jr is kind of embarrassing nt AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2022 #26
A person died in that accidnt...it was awful and it was embarrassing. Hunter Biden's drug offenses Demsrule86 Oct 2022 #52
50 years later he's still being demonized milestogo Oct 2022 #55
I disagree. TFG is all bad. Ocelot II Oct 2022 #59
Obama had a few relatives that made headlines AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2022 #27
What brought this on? ShazzieB Oct 2022 #3
CNN "legal expert" saying DOJ could file tax evasion, firearms charges soon. Seems they have enough Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #6
Thanks for the info. ShazzieB Oct 2022 #32
So sorry I missed his name and cred. Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #34
Leaked by a rogue FBI agent, which I understand was the same one who leaked Bev54 Oct 2022 #35
John Barron, right? 2naSalit Oct 2022 #36
LOL Bev54 Oct 2022 #37
Right, it is a bunch of bullshit. Demsrule86 Oct 2022 #53
A WaPo story from 10/6 Renew Deal Oct 2022 #50
Very high level positions held in our government. quaint Oct 2022 #4
If Garland makes that mistake I doubt there will then be one... brush Oct 2022 #5
Garland Isn't Going To Charge TFG SoCalDavidS Oct 2022 #8
trump is obviously guilty. If Garand is not going to charge him... brush Oct 2022 #18
Garland had to do something only because the Archives were sounding the alarm. Hotler Oct 2022 #40
Garland is staying out of it and is leaving all charging decisions to the AUSA for Delaware. Ocelot II Oct 2022 #23
Unfortunately, wryter2000 Oct 2022 #12
It would look even more horrible for him to indict Huner Biden... brush Oct 2022 #19
I tend not to trust the person who said it wryter2000 Oct 2022 #28
That certainly seems more like it. brush Oct 2022 #30
Maybe but why is it only Democrats who are expected to follow guidelines ecstatic Oct 2022 #42
And that will be the reward for our patience. FoxNewsSucks Oct 2022 #7
Yeah. It really seems like DOJ is hamstrung to pursue the real conspirators. n/t Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #9
According to whom? wryter2000 Oct 2022 #10
yeah. I wish I had caught his name (CNN); see previous response Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #11
Dershowitz is saying Hunter should be indicted if Trump is wryter2000 Oct 2022 #14
Hunter's crime was checking a box when he was applying for a firearm. gab13by13 Oct 2022 #13
If they go after Hunter for taxes wryter2000 Oct 2022 #17
Lying on a background check is a felony NickB79 Oct 2022 #46
A big who cares. I bet he could get off. And Hunter is not in politics...it looks like Demsrule86 Oct 2022 #54
"A big who cares" NickB79 Oct 2022 #58
High level in what regard? Kaleva Oct 2022 #21
It's DOJ vs. Hunter Biden. No Joe. Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #31
So it really isn't high level Kaleva Oct 2022 #39
Well if Garland does indict Hunter, then he damn well better indict Trump too Poiuyt Oct 2022 #25
exactly. I was shocked to hear that it seems like a case DOJ deems solid. He's a private citizen? Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #33
After what you did to Hillary, you were shocked. I am sure I don't know why. This was a leak...and Demsrule86 Oct 2022 #56
I don't understand what you're saying. Sorry. Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #60
You won't hear about Hunter Biden after election day. Mr.Bill Oct 2022 #29
Put some Lume on it. Xoan Oct 2022 #38
FBI - right wing assholes. Nt ecstatic Oct 2022 #41
What makes Hunter Biden "high level"? onenote Oct 2022 #43
high profile would have been a better choice? Like say someone in the inner circle of Cult 45 Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #45
Not what it seems on the surface FormerOstrich Oct 2022 #44
It is probably because he is not going to be indicted...and some FBI trump lovers are pissed...these Demsrule86 Oct 2022 #51
Commentators on CNN have a fairly big voice or they wouldn't have made it that far. Not saying Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #62
This from the loons who worship the 2A Cosmocat Oct 2022 #63
Kind of makes sense. Renew Deal Oct 2022 #48
I wish people wouldn't post this crap. I sincerely doubt in the end he will be charged with Demsrule86 Oct 2022 #49
Time will tell where DOJ is Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #61
What 'high level' did Hunter hold? spanone Oct 2022 #57

Dorian Gray

(13,577 posts)
47. Honestly
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 08:23 AM
Oct 2022

If there is proof that hunter did something illegal in regard to guns, as the reporting indicates, then indict him. And then indict trump and his whole crew.

agingdem

(7,944 posts)
15. Hunter Biden's supposed indictment
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:21 PM
Oct 2022

is a GOP shiny penny distraction from Trump's stolen documents shit show...and the J6 committee is set to hold a final hearing next week...

Ocelot II

(116,560 posts)
16. Seems like most presidents have had disreputable or embarrassing relatives.
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:22 PM
Oct 2022

Kennedy had Ted (Chappaquiddick), Nixon had Donald, Carter had Billy, a couple of Reagan's sons were embarrassing depending on your politics; Clinton had Roger, the Bushes had Neil. Obama doesn't seem to have had any noticeably problematic relatives, while Trump himself is the orange (the new black) sheep of his extremely sketchy family. Whatever Hunter might have done, it sounds like very small potatoes compared to TFG and the rest of them.

milestogo

(16,829 posts)
20. YOU'RE CALLING TED KENNEDY AN EMBARRASSMENT?!
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:28 PM
Oct 2022

He was a great Democratic Senator and a great man. Just who did he embarrass? Both his brothers had been murdered before Chappaquidick, so I doubt that they were embarrassed by this tragic accident.

JEEZ. Are you a Democrat?

Ocelot II

(116,560 posts)
22. The Chappaquidick incident was very embarrassing to the Kennedy family
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:37 PM
Oct 2022

and the party at the time. I remember it quite well, and part of the controversy had to do with claims that aspects of the accident had been covered up to protect the Kennedys. The incident definitely threw a monkey wrench in Ted's presidential aspirations.

After the accident he announced that he wouldn’t run for president in 1972, as many supporters had been hoping he would before Chappaquiddick. The fallout from the accident (and lingering rumors of a cover-up) permanently doomed Kennedy’s presidential ambitions: In 1980, when he finally did seek the Democratic presidential nomination, he suffered an embarrassing defeat to the unpopular incumbent Jimmy Carter.

Kennedy would serve Massachusetts in the Senate for three more decades, and would become one of the nation’s most respected elder statesmen by the time of his death, of brain cancer, in 2009. In True Compass, a memoir published after his death, Kennedy wrote that his actions the night of the accident were “inexcusable,” and that he “made terrible decisions.”

He knew at the time the accident would be devastating to his family, Kennedy admitted, as well as damaging to his political career. Finally, Kennedy wrote that “my burden is nothing compared to [Kopechne’s] loss and the suffering her family had to endure. She also didn’t deserve to be linked to me in a romantic way. She deserved better than that.”
https://www.history.com/news/ted-kennedy-chappaquiddick-incident-what-really-happened-facts

I did not intend to dis Ted, who did go on to become one of the most respected members of the Senate. But the incident was a huge scandal at the time.

milestogo

(16,829 posts)
24. Comparing him to the others you've named is truly insulting
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:45 PM
Oct 2022

in light of his accomplishments. He was not the wayward relative. He was the patriarch of an esteemed family.

Demsrule86

(69,096 posts)
52. A person died in that accidnt...it was awful and it was embarrassing. Hunter Biden's drug offenses
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 08:43 AM
Oct 2022

pale in comparison...and how about the nephew who was accused of rape at Ted Kennedy's home or the family home...I forget. That was very embarrassing for Democrats. Ted Kennedy became the lion of the Senate but he had some bumps and bruises along the way. I will always maintain his primarying Carter cost us the presidency and opened the door for Reagan.

milestogo

(16,829 posts)
55. 50 years later he's still being demonized
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 08:50 AM
Oct 2022

People aren't either all good or all bad. Members of the Kennedy family are flawed, and that has nothing to do with Hunter Biden.

Evolve Dammit

(17,073 posts)
6. CNN "legal expert" saying DOJ could file tax evasion, firearms charges soon. Seems they have enough
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:13 PM
Oct 2022

evidence to proceed? Sorry I did not recognize his name. And correct me, but Hunter is a private citizen, so to be thusly elevated smells badly.

ShazzieB

(16,968 posts)
32. Thanks for the info.
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 07:23 PM
Oct 2022

I will take the opinion of that "legal expert" with a large grain of salt. Opinions like that are a dime a dozen.

Move along, folks, nothing to see here. 😉

Bev54

(10,183 posts)
35. Leaked by a rogue FBI agent, which I understand was the same one who leaked
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 07:25 PM
Oct 2022

Clinton's email so called forthcoming indictment.

quaint

(2,691 posts)
4. Very high level positions held in our government.
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:11 PM
Oct 2022

Like this:
Hunter Biden was appointed to a five-year term on the board of directors of Amtrak by President George W. Bush in 2006.



brush

(54,509 posts)
5. If Garland makes that mistake I doubt there will then be one...
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:11 PM
Oct 2022

against trump. And then I don't see how Garland can continue as Biden's AG.

It will create such an uproar and backlash by Dems as trump is obviously guilty of document theft.

Huge mistake if Garland does this.

SoCalDavidS

(9,999 posts)
8. Garland Isn't Going To Charge TFG
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:17 PM
Oct 2022

Hard to know whether he'll indict Hunter, but I'd say the chances are greater for that than him charging TFG.

America!

brush

(54,509 posts)
18. trump is obviously guilty. If Garand is not going to charge him...
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:23 PM
Oct 2022

what was the point of the search warrant at MAL and all the 11 Circuit appeals to continue the espionage investigations against trump?

Whether Garland will charge him is yet to be seen. Garland has surprised us by going this far. He might surprise us again and indict the traitor.

Hotler

(11,593 posts)
40. Garland had to do something only because the Archives were sounding the alarm.
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 11:13 PM
Oct 2022

Had the archives not said anything we wouldn't be this far along.

brush

(54,509 posts)
19. It would look even more horrible for him to indict Huner Biden...
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:27 PM
Oct 2022

before trump. If said indictment happens, Garland will have to make a decision as to stay of not.

I don't see why this Hunter case is not on the back burner with the trump document case being so unavoidable. Why is it coming up out of the blue to take prominence over a trump indictment?

This seems like nothing but a maga-backed issue to distract from the growing inevitablility of a trump espionage indictment.

wryter2000

(46,361 posts)
28. I tend not to trust the person who said it
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:57 PM
Oct 2022

It's ridiculous on its face. Garland may be overly cautions, but he's not ridiculous.

ecstatic

(32,925 posts)
42. Maybe but why is it only Democrats who are expected to follow guidelines
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 12:38 AM
Oct 2022

and norms while refugs do whatever TF they want? If, after all the crimes we've seen over the past two years, Garland and his doj think getting Hunter Biden is the most important, he really would need to go. It would show conclusively that he's unfit and unwilling to protect and defend Americans.

wryter2000

(46,361 posts)
14. Dershowitz is saying Hunter should be indicted if Trump is
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:20 PM
Oct 2022

Maybe it's going around now. Maybe it will amount to nothing, the way Hunter Biden gossip usually does.

gab13by13

(22,022 posts)
13. Hunter's crime was checking a box when he was applying for a firearm.
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:19 PM
Oct 2022

Hunter checked the box that he was not an addict. This "crime" is rarely prosecuted.

Hunter also has some tax issues that I am not familiar with.

The Hunter Biden Latest Breaking News is a big nothingburger, IMO.

wryter2000

(46,361 posts)
17. If they go after Hunter for taxes
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:22 PM
Oct 2022

They for sure have to go after Trump. AG James referred Trump's rampant fraud to the IRS.

NickB79

(19,349 posts)
46. Lying on a background check is a felony
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 08:23 AM
Oct 2022

It's rarely prosecuted, but that's mainly because the ATF is so poorly funded.

Demsrule86

(69,096 posts)
54. A big who cares. I bet he could get off. And Hunter is not in politics...it looks like
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 08:49 AM
Oct 2022

a vendetta and I personally don't believe they will indict hence the bullshit leaks.

NickB79

(19,349 posts)
58. "A big who cares"
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 09:46 AM
Oct 2022

I'll have to remember that the next time calls for stricter gun control laws are made here at DU.

Poiuyt

(18,153 posts)
25. Well if Garland does indict Hunter, then he damn well better indict Trump too
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:49 PM
Oct 2022

The Hunter Biden case is obviously political retribution from the far right. What Trump did was one of the worst crimes committed against America.

Demsrule86

(69,096 posts)
56. After what you did to Hillary, you were shocked. I am sure I don't know why. This was a leak...and
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 08:50 AM
Oct 2022

if likely isn't true.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
29. You won't hear about Hunter Biden after election day.
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:58 PM
Oct 2022

And this will happen every two years as long as Joe Biden is President.

FormerOstrich

(2,711 posts)
44. Not what it seems on the surface
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 02:24 AM
Oct 2022

My understanding is a Trump era U.S. Attorney in Delaware (Weiss) is supervising the case. The case had been going on for months. Weiss isn't the one saying anything..."agents" are saying it. The "agents" have said it months ago. They can't bring criminal tax charges without the tax division agreeing.

Garland has said he is staying out of it and in my opinion the best way to play it. There doesn't seem to be anything new just noise from people that aren't in position to take action. The noise would be really loud if Garland weighed in.

The gun charge come from Hunter obtaining a permit which he stated he was not a drug user. Apparently, he has said since he was doing drugs during that time frame. It is a charge that normally wouldn't be prosecuted without extenuating circumstances.

Disgusting stuff and a good way to work people up to blame the wrong people. Helps deplete the oxygen from the room. Best defense....IGNORE such BS stuff

Demsrule86

(69,096 posts)
51. It is probably because he is not going to be indicted...and some FBI trump lovers are pissed...these
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 08:30 AM
Oct 2022

These people leaking this BS need to be fired.

Evolve Dammit

(17,073 posts)
62. Commentators on CNN have a fairly big voice or they wouldn't have made it that far. Not saying
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 08:03 PM
Oct 2022

they are all "experts" or even truthful. Just relating the opinion of one commentator.

Demsrule86

(69,096 posts)
49. I wish people wouldn't post this crap. I sincerely doubt in the end he will be charged with
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 08:29 AM
Oct 2022

anything...six years of investigation and he may or may not owe taxes...oh he bought a gun without admitting drug use...who is to say whether he used drugs or not and no one gets indicted on such charges...I would be he would walk if he did. And he is not high profile. He is the president's son...doesn't work for him and isn't elected.

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