Legal scholar Jonathan Turley recently commented on the potential criminal charges that could be brought against Hunter Biden.
During a hearing in U.S. Federal District Court before Judge Maryellen Noreika, prosecutors were made to admit that the investigation into Biden remains ongoing and that he could be charged for failing to disclose his work with foreign interests as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Turley noted how, during the hearing, Noreika questioned prosecutors about the details of their plea agreement and concluded that without an understanding between both parties, no deal would be possible.
This decision effectively put the government in a precarious position since it meant Hunter Biden could still face legal repercussions related to his past activities despite having reached a plea agreement.
The implications of this development are quite clear: while Biden’s lawyers believe they have sufficiently shielded their client from future prosecution through a plea bargain, they may not have been successful in doing so after all.
But was this an oversight on behalf of both parties, or were they possibly working together to get Hunter off the hook AND shield Joe Biden from future legal scrutiny?
The revelation, Turley said on Fox News, presents the White House with the problem the administration “most fears.”
“This is a big problem. This was all supposed to be scripted. It was all supposed to be easy. And now it is off script, and it is anything but easy,” Turley said on Fox News.
“The judge just raised the one charge that the White House most fears, which is the chance that Hunter was a foreign agent,” he explained.
If Hunter Biden acted as a foreign agent under the definition set forth by FARA, that generates new and more problematic questions — potentially leading to answers that entangle President Joe Biden, Turley explained.
…COURT: So have you ever seen — I think I just asked you this, but have you ever seen a Diversion Agreement where the agreement not to prosecute is so broad that it encompasses crimes in a different case?
MR. WISE: No.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) July 27, 2023
“The question is foreign agent for who and for what purpose? The president was that purpose. If you’re influence peddling, it’s influence over the president,” he said.
“So if you go for FARA, it’s going to bring…