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ABC’s “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg went ballistic during a segment on the show over Hunter Biden’s laptop, demanding that people “shut up” about it.
“The other thing for me is, listen, if you get investigated, if they’re doing an investigation, I’m all for it. Investigate everything, everybody, everything. But if you took five years and this is what you came up with, I’m going to assume you didn’t find very much more about, that was chargeable,” she said, adding, “That damn laptop.”
“I’m sick of hearing about that laptop. This laptop, I hope it just crumbles to death, I hate it so much,” she continued.
Co-host Sunny Hostin was sympathetic to the disturbing material on the laptop and tried to provide cover for President Joe Biden’s son.
“We know he had this terrible addiction problem. That’s why he got the diversion program for the gun charge. The laptop, unfortunately, there are pictures of him nude, there are pictures of him with women and doing drugs and with guns,” Hostin said.
Goldberg jumped back in and demanded Republicans “shut up” about the laptop.
“This is what I want. I want them to shut up about it then. Go after him – it’s not going to stop y’all from going after Biden… We know you’re going to keep looking because you’re lookers. You look away when you see something that’s actually worth seeing, but you want to look for something not really there. I want you all to do your damnedest to get all the stuff you need to try to get because that’s what we did… If you can find something, then show the nation, but stop holding up BS stuff when there’s nothing there,” she said, comparing the situation to former President Donald Trump.
The federal judge who last month refused to sign off on a ‘sweetheart’ plea deal involving Hunter Biden has just upped the ante in his case.
U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika on Friday dismissed a pair of misdemeanor tax charges against the first son at the request of the U.S. attorney investigating the case, David Weiss, who himself was appointed as a special counsel earlier this month by U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland to continue investigating Hunter.
UPI reported that “Weiss asked the court to do so last week after the plea deal fell apart in court as both sides failed to agree on whether its terms stipulated that Hunter Biden would be immune from facing future related charges.”
“The dismissal allows for Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, to be charged with the same or new offenses that could be tested in the trial,” the report continued, adding that Hunter is the first son of a sitting president to be charged by the Department of Justice.
Since the Trump administration, Weiss has been actively probing Hunter Biden’s tax affairs and business engagements.
The investigation persisted even after the Biden administration assumed office in 2021, but that’s likely because the president knew it wasn’t going to go anywhere, according to Republicans who were critical of the initial plea bargain and the appointment of Weiss as a special counsel.
“In June, it was announced that Hunter Biden would plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges for failing to pay federal income taxes in 2017 and 2018. He also agreed to enter a pretrial diversion agreement to avoid prosecution over possession of a firearm in October 2018 despite knowing it was illegal to do so as he was a user of a controlled substance at that time,” UPI reported.
In late July, Fox News host Laura Ingraham addressed the plea deal after it fell apart in Noreika’s Delaware courthouse the previous day, saying that it appeared as though the Justice Department was in “cahoots” with Biden’s defense lawyers.
The deal collapsed after Noreika said she had “concerns” about the parties linking the tax plea agreement to a deal for a felony gun charge. Hunter Biden then pleaded “not guilty” to all his charges after the judge removed immunity from further prosecutions as part of his proposed plea deal.
“Now the details of the now defunct Hunter Biden plea show once again how far the legal system will bend to accommodate and ultimately protect the Bidens. So the rule of law is always an afterthought for these people. What’s important is keeping Joe Biden in power,” she said to begin a monologue