Giuliani, non-profit ask judge to reject Hunter Biden's plea deal
Hunter Biden is set to appear before federal Judge Maryellen Noreika on Wednesday
Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani joined the nonprofit research group Marco Polo in a letter urging the judge overseeing Hunter Biden's tax evasion case to reject the plea deal that the Justice Department offered.
The first son is set to appear before federal Judge Maryellen Noreika, a Trump appointee, on Wednesday in Delaware. Noreika has been facing growing pressure to reject the plea deal, which would allow Hunter Biden to avoid prison by pleading guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and admitting to a gun charge that may be dismissed.
Marco Polo, known for publishing nearly 10,000 photos from the first son's laptop online, sent a letter Friday to Noreika outlining the reasons she should reject the plea deal.
"Prosecutorial misconduct and numerous inappropriate and likely illegal acts plagued the Biden investigation, in addition to allegations of threats made by Biden's counsel to prosecutors," the research group wrote in the letter, which was also signed by Giuliani's counsel, former U.S. Attorney Robert Costello.
"Without Biden's familial connections, there is no way any USA or AUSA would have proposed two misdemeanors and essentially a non-prosecution on the felony gun charge," the letter also states, using acronyms to refer to U.S. attorney and assistant U.S. attorney.
The group argued that accepting the plea deal would "make a mockery of the phrase 'slap on the wrist'" and it would also send the message that 'nepotism and proximity to political power determines outcomes in our justice system."
In opposing the plea deal, Marco Polo also said that more than 400 alleged crimes were documented on Hunter Biden's laptop and evidence indicates Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf was the source of numerous leaks that supported Hunter Biden.