Chris Clark, one of Hunter Biden’s lawyers, responding to the Washington Post, noted with a straight face that “it is a federal felony for a federal agent to leak information about a Grand Jury investigation such as this one.” “Any agent you cite as a source in [the Post’s] article apparently has committed such a felony. We expect the Department of Justice will diligently investigate and prosecute such bad actors.”
Now I don’t consider myself a conspiracy theorist, but I do like to follow news stories and try to occasionally predict outcomes. While my book was a work of nonfiction, I am going to stray from my lane and post a prediction on the Hunter Biden laptop federal investigation: the “leaker” who has reported Hunter Biden’s pending indictment will never be discovered. “Why” do you ask? Because I suspect this information was intentionally leaked by Merrick Garland’s DOJ.
My theory is this: I believe the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware will twist itself into a legal pretzel trying to mollify the public’s demand for “equal justice”, while simultaneously protecting a sitting president who controls the DOJ (which oversees all of the U.S. Attorneys Offices). While Hunter Biden’s attorneys feign indignation and outrage, they know they benefit from the leak. I suspect the odds of finding the source of this “leak” are about as good as finding out who released the Supreme Court draft opinion on May 3rd or who planted two pipe bombs on January 5th.
The Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office will ignore all the meat on the bones found in the laptop and simply gnaw at the gristle of a technical firearm violation and the under reporting of income. Any federal charges that potentially involve or implicate the old Biden brothers, Joe and Jim, will not be pursued. Hatch Act violations, unregistered foreign agent charges, Ukrainian energy contracts, China business deals, RICO violations, etc. will dissipate like the cheap perfume of Hunter’s prostitutes in a strong breeze. The “tell” was when one of Hunter Biden’s business associates, Tony Bobulinski, was interviewed two years ago by the FBI for five hours at the Washington Field Office. He has never been re-interviewed nor called to testify by any grand jury, despite damning first hand testimony corroborated by cell phone text messages and voicemail messages.
This well orchestrated strategy is effective and time proven. Drag out a politically sensitive investigation over a ridiculously long period of time so that the public loses interest, then undercharge (or in the case of Hilary Clinton, simply not charge). To make the undercharging more palatable to those few still paying attention, leak the fact that the indictment will be confined to the least serious – and therefore the least implicating – charges. This way, expectations are already low, dampening the outrage when the indictment is eventually made public.
To conclude my prognostications, after Hunter is indicted, his criminal case will be dragged out longer still, only to be adjudicated with some cobbled mix of a suspended sentence, fines, probation and/or community service. Finally, we can look forward to the inevitable well rehearsed apology, followed by a fawning series of media friendly interviews and crocodile tears. Meanwhile, Biden, Inc., continues to laugh all the way to the bank.
Greg Dillon, author of The Thin Blue Lie: An Honest Cop vs The FBI, retired after a 30-year career in law enforcement, including five years as an FBI agent in the Washington Field Office and the Alexandria, VA Division.
Just read “Freezing Order,” by Bill Brower. It refers to non-enforcement of FARA violations by DOJ and other select slow walking of prosecutions there.
Greg. Love this piece. Well written and likely accurate – even though it saddens me to say the only justice Hunter will experience would be if Beccaria was alive!