Former federal prosecutor Kash Patel is “disgusted” by the conduct of the Justice Department in the Hunter Biden case and asserted that the first son’s attorney obstructed justice.
Patel’s comments came in response to a Saturday Politico story detailing a letter that Hunter Biden’s then-attorney Chris Clark wrote to federal prosecutors threatening to put President Joe Biden on the stand as a fact witness in the case against his son involving alleged tax evasion and illegal gun possession crimes.
“This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting president testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting Constitutional crisis,” Clark wrote U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ office in October 2022. Weiss has since been named special counsel in the matter. Clark left Hunter Biden’s legal team last week, telling the court he may become a fact witness regarding the case.
Last month, Clark thought he had successfully negotiated a plea deal with Weiss in which Hunter would plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges.
Additionally, if his client stayed drug-free for two years, the gun possession charge would be dropped.
Finally, under the terms of the deal, Hunter would have been immune from future prosecution over all his shady overseas business dealings.
The sweetheart deal blew up in court when the judge questioned details of it in late July. Hunter then pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Podcast host Benny Johnson asked Patel if he was ashamed of the conduct of his former employer.
Former Federal Prosecutor Kash Patel UNLOADS on Biden DOJ after Biden lawyer CAUGHT bullying prosecutors, obstructing justice to cover up Biden Family crimes:
“I am DISGUSTED.” pic.twitter.com/509IkCy6s6
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 21, 2023
“As a former national security prosecutor of the DOJ, I am not offended. I am disgusted at the schleps over there that are rolling around in their two-tiered system of justice,” answered Patel, who also worked in the Department of Defense during the Trump administration.
He continued, “I know that if I ever went there as a public defender, and I say ‘Hey I’m going to cause a constitutional crisis if you charge my client with x, so maybe don’t do it,’” that would be a major problem.
“Do you know what that is?” Patel asked. “That’s
Source: The Gateway Pundit