Megyn Explains Why the Bombshell Hunter Biden Indictment Could Be ‘Very Embarrassing’ for the White House

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In the lengthy new indictment filed in California on Thursday, Hunter Biden is accused of a years-long scheme to avoid paying taxes, instead choosing to spend his millions on things like drugs, escorts, girlfriends, exotic cars, and so on – in short, to quote the indictment, “everything but his taxes.” 

The Indictment

Now keep in mind, these nine charges cover from 2016 to 2019. They have to exclude years 2014 and 2015 because David Weiss, the prosecutor behind the indictment, allowed the statute of limitations to run. Those are the two years in which Hunter was taking all the money from the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma, and had all of his foreign contacts while his dad was in office. 

Joe Biden was vice president of the United States at the time, and many believe that those statutes of limitations were intentionally allowed to lapse because nobody wanted Joe Biden brought into any of this. And guess what? He isn’t, and he won’t be, and that is clearly by design. Hunter Biden is in some trouble. There’s no question. But just bear in mind, there’s a reason 2014 and 2015 have nothing to do with this lawsuit. 

It’s disgusting. Weiss was forced to get tough after he was embarrassed by U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika over the summer. Weiss had tried to give Hunter a complete pass on all of this and let him walk with just a misdemeanor. Thank God for Judge Noreika, who said, ‘What are you doing? What’s in this document that you didn’t actually even call to my attention?’ She just so happened to find the attempt to give her the sliperoo as she read deep into the documents.

Weiss was publicly humiliated because he was running cover for the president’s son. He has now been forced to bring the charges. The first was the gun charge, and now it’s the tax charges. But, again, it doesn’t include the most important years that would bring in potential bribery charges against Hunter for being an unregistered foreign agent or anything involving ‘the big guy’ Joe Biden.

‘Complete Vindication’

These new charges completely vindicate, by the way, the two IRS whistleblowers that we interviewed last summer, Joseph Ziegler and Gary Shapley. They were being absolutely destroyed by the left as self-serving liars who were trying to cover their backsides. They were smeared as dishonest, anti-Biden guys. It’s all BS. 

Ziegler and Shapley said in a statement that the indictment is a “complete vindication” of their years-long investigation into the president’s son and “underscores the wide agreement by investigators and prosecutors that the evidence supported charges against Hunter Biden.”

Hunter’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, is arguing that if Hunter Biden’s last name was anything other than ‘Biden,’ these charges would not have been brought. Single tear. The whistleblowers said the opposite is true. Lesser-known people have gotten prosecuted and served a lot longer time than anything Hunter is looking at. Also, if Hunter’s name was anything other than ‘Biden,’ he likely would not have made the millions of dollars he did. 

What Comes Next

This latest indictment carries a maximum sentence of 17 years, according to Andy McCarthy. Hunter is facing another 25 years on a separate gun case, but that won’t happen. Of course, his dad could potentially pardon him. Wouldn’t that be interesting? Would he do it on his way out of a one-term presidency? Could it be his swan song out of the Oval Office? 

The Biden White House has a predicament. At a minimum, McCarthy predicts in a piece for National Review it will be extremely embarrassing for the Biden administration if this case ever goes to trial. That is 100 percent right. This could be very embarrassing and tough for this White House to deal with.

You can check out Megyn’s full analysis by tuning in to episode 682 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.