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Judge Rebukes Hunter’s Lawyers: “One Of The Big Hurdles That This Motion Has Is That It’s Not Filed With Any Evidence”

U.S. District Judge Mark Scarsi isn’t buying the arguments laid out by Hunter Biden’s legal team—a bad sign for Joe Biden’s son.

Hunter’s lawyers argue that the tax charges against him are purely partisan and political; they say the case represents a “selective and vindictive” prosecution that should be dismissed on those grounds.

Judge Scarsi responded to the arguments with skepticism and told Biden’s legal team: “One of the big hurdles that this motion has is that it’s not filed with any evidence.”

The Judge is expected to issue several official rulings in the case by April 17, 2024, but, so far, it isn’t looking good for Hunter Biden and his attorneys.

Multiple sources provided coverage and the latest updates on the Hunter Biden tax case:

Reporter and journalist Stephanie Myers provided a quick recap of the Hunter Biden tax case:

“Hunter Biden’s attorneys in Los Angeles are asking the judge to dismiss the criminal case accusing him of evading $1.4 million in taxes, arguing it’s “politically motivated.”

 Hunter faces nine charges (six misdemeanors and three felonies.) Hunter pleaded not guilty to failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes between 2016 and 2019, while spending millions of dollars on drugs, escorts, and luxury items.

His lawyers say he paid back the money. If convicted, Hunter faces a maximum of 17 years in prison.”

The Washington Post confirmed:

The judge asked Lowell if he could bolster his claims with any evidence beyond the timeline of the plea deal falling apart around the same time that Republicans ratcheted up their inquiries into the Biden investigation, and then prosecutors brought charges.

“It’s a timeline,” Lowell said. “But it’s a juicy timeline.”

CNN reporter Marshall Cohen laid out the reasoning behind Hunter Biden’s motion to dismiss the entirety of the tax case against him under the guise of “selective and vindictive” prosecution.

ABC News provided this statement from prosecutor Leo Wise:

Wise repeatedly said Lowell could not make an argument on the merits of the case “other than insulting us,” and invoked what he referred to as “the old adage: if you can’t argue the facts, argue the law … and if you can’t argue the law, attack the prosecutors.”


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