Hunter Biden’s attorney is under the threat of sanctions after a stunt in which a fake call was made to a court clerk requesting IRS whistleblower testimony be removed from the legal proceedings.
Even worse, the Delaware judge on Wednesday refused to sign off on the sweetheart deal that clearly let the president’s son off the hook for years of alleged misdeeds.
According to the Daily Mail, a phony call attempting to sway the evidence in favor of Hunter Biden was made. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith notified Delaware Judge Maryellen Noreika that someone contacted the court and claimed to be his attorney.
While misrepresenting themselves, they requested that the 448 pages of whistleblower testimony given to Congress be removed.
Noreika is apparently not happy with the apparent attempted deception.
Tuesday’s excitement began early when the House Ways and Means Committee submitted an amicus brief to Noreika. It highlighted lawmakers’ concerns of the legitimacy of the investigation into the younger Biden.
EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden's lawyers face SANCTIONS after being accused of lying to the clerk in his criminal tax case as judge orders First Son's attorneys to explain themselves by tonight https://t.co/jlEZgavPvf
But unlike Trump atty, John Eastman, she’s not facing disbarment
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 25, 2023
The brief pointed to the existence of “political interference which calls into question the propriety of the investigation.” Among the crimes Hunter was being probed for are failure to register as a foreign agent, money laundering, and felony tax evasion.
According to the committee’s lead attorney, Theodore Kittila, at about 1:30 Tuesday afternoon legislators received word that the filing of whistleblower testimony added to the docket had been removed. Only no one with the committee requested this change.
Kittila recalled, “We promptly contacted the Clerk’s office, and we were advised that someone contacted the Court representing that they worked with my office and that they were asking the court to remove this from the docket.”
That, of course, never happened.
Instead, Kittila was told he needed to refile the materials, which has been done.
Court official Samatha Grimes confirmed that she was contacted by a woman identifying herself as Jessical Bengels. She claimed to work with Kittila and stressed the importance of immediately removing the document.
Far from working with the committee, Bengels reportedly is the director of litigation at Latham & Watkins. That is the New York law firm where Hunter Biden attorney Chris Clark formerly served as a partner.
Hunter’s attorneys weakly tried to cover their tracks by claiming the filing had confidential tax information. That did not hold water as the testimony had been public for over a month.
Furthermore, news broke Wednesday afternoon that Noreika rejected the shaky plea deal reached between Hunter Biden and federal prosecutors. Perhaps this laid the groundwork for a genuine investigation with real consequences.
Biden pleaded not guilty to a pair of federal tax evasion charges.