The federal prosecutor who signed off on Hunter Biden’s ‘sweetheart’ plea deal also worked as Special Counsel for Hunter Biden’s shady business partner.
Assistant United States Attorney Derek Hines signed off on the charges brought forth by Delaware US Attorney David Weiss after a five-year probe into Biden’s alleged tax crimes and illegal foreign business dealings.
Hines was hired as a special counsel to former FBI director Louis Freeh at Freeh Group International Solutions, a lobbying and risk management consultancy firm that accompanied Hunter Biden on overseas business dealings.
As The Post Millennial reports:
In 2015, Freeh and his firm worked closely with Hunter Biden as a consultant for Romanian real estate tycoon Gabriel Popoviciu, who was accused of bribery by the State Department while Joe Biden was US Vice President in the Obama administration.
Freeh was paid $3 million to help secure the deal, which is allegedly part of Hunter Biden’s congressional criminal investigation.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told Daily Mail that the link between the Hines and Freeh “calls into question the integrity of their entire investigation” into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax crimes.
The charges filed against Hunter Biden in Delaware last week were strongly criticized by Republican lawmakers, many of whom claim that Biden received a mere “slap on the wrist” in a “sweetheart” deal.
When Joe Biden’s term ended as Vice President, Freeh offered “lucrative future work options” to both President Biden and Hunter Biden, proposing consultancy services for overseas business dealings that included former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, according to Daily Mail.
The outlet reports that Freeh also donated $100,000 to President Biden’s grandchildren’s private trust.
According to Hines’ LinkedIn account, he worked as Special Counsel for Freeh between August 2013 and February 2015.
The federal prosecutor that charged Hunter Biden, David Weiss, who was appointed by President Trump, has been under immense scrutiny for offering Hunter Biden a “sweetheart” plea deal.
IRS whistleblowers have since come forward with shocking claims that allege the Department of Justice interfered in the investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax crimes, including Weiss being prevented from prosecuting the first son.
Last month, President Donald Trump likened Hunter’s ‘sweetheart’ plea deal to a “traffic ticket.”
“Wow! The corrupt Biden DOJ just cleared up hundreds of years of criminal liability by giving Hunter Biden a mere ‘traffic ticket.’ Our system is BROKEN!” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post.
Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., said the deal “reeks of favoritism and brazenly reveals a system where there are two tiers of Justice.”
“If you are a Republican, Biden’s DOJ will throw the book at you and try to put you in prison for 100 years, but if you happen to have the right last name like Hunter, they will protect you and treat you with kid gloves,” he added.
Joe Biden’s DOJ obstructed US Attorney David Weiss from aggressively pursuing Hunter Biden to stop investigators from following the money trail back to Joe Biden or the “big guy,” according to an IRS whistleblower.
As The Daily Fetched reported, House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) said, “The investigation was in the ordinary course of work at the IRS. It was not ordered by any individual, any chairman, or any political entity.”
IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley told CBS News that the DOJ had not just been obstructed from following leads on Hunter, but also leads involving Joe Biden, or the “big guy”
Shapley’s accusations pertain to the 2017 email with the subject line “Expectations,” sent by Hunter Biden’s business partner, James Gilliar.
The email mentioned a “provisional agreement” for “equity” in a transaction with a Chinese energy firm.