Chris Clark, a lawyer who represents Hunter Biden, told the U.S. attorney who was looking into his client that in the event Hunter Biden was indicted in the case, his attorney would summon President Biden to testify, which would put the president in opposition to his own Dept. of Justice and cause a constitutional crisis, POLITICO said.
The alert came after it got out to the press that federal officials thought they had enough evidence to charge Hunter Biden with breaking the law by buying a gun even though he was a drug user.
“President Biden will now without question become a fact witness to support the defense in the event of a criminal trial,” Clark wrote in a long letter to prosecutors. He later added, “This of all cases does not justify the public spectacle of the sitting President providing testimony at a criminal trial or the possibility of a Constitutional crisis that would follow.”
The New York Times revealed this week that throughout the investigation, special counsel David Weiss changed his viewpoint regarding the plea agreement that he was willing to let his office offer to Hunter Biden.
According to the report, Weiss was initially open to “forgoing any potential prosecution of” Hunter Biden and had been on the verge of “agreeing to dismiss the investigation without demanding a guilty plea on any of the charges” when he was chosen to serve as special counsel in this matter.
Weiss’s opinion on the issue allegedly changed around the same time that two IRS employees came forward as being “whistleblowers” and said that pressure coming from higher-ups at the Dept. of Justice stopped them from going further with the Biden investigation.
Weiss insisted that Hunter Biden join a deferred prosecution arrangement on a firearms charge and admit guilt to two misdemeanor tax offenses when the two whistleblowers had come forward.
According to the article, Weiss decided to seek Merrick Garland, the U.S. Attorney General, to be named special counsel in the case early this month for a number of reasons. Reasons included giving him more power to investigate as well as prosecute, giving him more leverage over Hunter Biden during future negotiations, and making him write a report at the end of the investigation, which will give him a chance to respond to the harsh criticism from Republicans.