Conservative radio host Dan Bongino recently urged his listeners to exercise caution and skepticism over Hunter Biden’s recent plea agreements. On his podcast, Bongino suggested that these pleas serve a hidden purpose and urged his audience, “Don’t fall for it.”
Bongino began the show with a discussion of a recent article from the Washington Post that portrayed the Department of Justice under the Biden administration as an apolitical institution. He expressed suspicion over the timing of this narrative, speculating it may be a preemptive move, anticipating “something big” related to President Joe Biden or his son Hunter.
The radio commentator humorously compared the unfolding situation to a well-known scene from Star Wars. “This is so obviously an Admiral Akbar trap,” Bongino joked, referencing the character who famously declared, “It’s a trap.”
Bongino pointed to the fact that even as he was cautioning his audience about Hunter Biden’s plea deals, a former federal prosecutor noted that the Department of Justice seemed to be violating its own policies in these proceedings.
Further, Bongino referred to the plea deals as “sweetheart agreements” granted to the president’s son, cautioning Americans not to mistake these deals as true justice.
News broke Tuesday that Hunter Biden would be entering several plea deals to settle some of the criminal charges against him, to which Bongino pleaded guilty to willfully failing to pay federal income taxes. The U.S. Attorney for Delaware, David Weiss, is reportedly recommending probation for the tax crimes.
Additionally, it has been reported that Biden will be entering a pretrial diversion agreement to resolve a charge of illegal possession of a gun by a drug user or addict. If he remains drug-free for two years and pledges never to own a gun again, this charge will be expunged from his record.
Despite these developments, Bongino warned that this could be an attempt to create a false impression that Hunter is genuinely paying for his crimes. He criticized the disparity in how gun charges are applied, with inner-city minorities frequently facing harsh sentences while Hunter was given a pretrial diversion deal.
Bongino contends that this situation is a tactic to divert attention from other crimes that Hunter has been accused of. He referred to Hunter’s plea deal as a scam designed to lend cover to the Department of Justice, falsely suggesting it treats both Hunter Biden and Donald Trump with the same rigor and objectivity.
It’s a pertinent reminder of the importance of scrutiny and skepticism when it comes to the workings of high-profile political figures and institutions. As the situation unfolds, it will serve as a case study of how the justice system may be manipulated to serve political ends, a cautionary tale in the need for transparency and accountability in public service.