Fla. Rep. Cammack says scuttled Hunter Biden plea deal could mean ‘impeachment for his father’
2023/07/30

Florida Rep. Kat Cammack said during an interview on Sunday that Hunter Biden's collapsed plea deal could lead to the demise of the Biden Administration.

The Republican congresswoman was asked about the future of Hunter's legal woes and the ripple effects the first son's misdeeds could have on President Biden.

"Well, hopefully impeachment for his father and we throw the book at [Hunter]," Cammack told John Catsimatidis and Rita Cosby during an appearance on WABC's "Cats Roundtable."

"They tried everything they could to make sure that the truth about him didn't come out. I'm so glad that all these pieces are starting to fall into place.

"The American people and the justice system are going to see exactly who he is, and what he's all about."

Last week, US District Judge Maryellen Noreika, a Trump appointee, ripped through the agreement Hunter's team struck with federal prosecutors.

Noreika raised constitutional questions about the arrangement and exposed daylight between Hunter's team and the Justice Department over whether the first son could face additional charges.

Just prior to the deal going down in flames, the court dealt with allegations of last-minute trickery from Hunter Biden's legal team.

A lawyer for the House Ways and Means Committee claimed that an amicus brief the panel filed to the court alleging political favoritism in the Hunter Biden probe, was pulled from the docket.

Cammack recounted the moment she learned of the slippery docket maneuvering. She was at a dinner with Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) and other members of Congress.

"Chairman Smith got a call from his team saying someone called in pretending to be part of our team to withdraw the amicus brief," she recalled.

"They get in touch with the judge and say 'We didn't withdraw it,'" Cammack continued. "They track the phone number that this person called back to Hunter Biden's lawyers."

Hunter Biden's team chalked up the debacle to a misunderstanding and denied allegations they pretended to be the panel's lawyer Theodore Kittila during the call with the clerk's office.

Jessica Bengels, a former colleague of the first son's attorney Chris Clark, was the one who made the call.

"I am completely confident that I never indicated that I was calling from Mr. Kittila's firm or that I worked with him in any way," Bengels said after the judge demanded answers and threatened sanctions.

Cammack also indicated that the amicus brief featured "15 different whistleblowers that had come forward who had been part of the IRS investigation."

So far, the public has been aware of two whistleblowers who gave testimony to the Ways and Means Committee — IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley and recently-identified IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler.

Both men also delivered testimony to the House Oversight Committee earlier this month, outlining their accusations of political favoritism plaguing the federal probe of Hunter Biden.

As details of Hunter Biden's business affairs emerge, a growing chorus of Republicans has been girding for the impeachment of the president.

Cammack conveyed a similar sentiment.

"The more that we uncover, the deeper and stronger the ties are to Joe Biden, which strengthens the case for impeachment because he is compromised," Cammack said.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recently made waves by floating the possibility of opening an impeachment inquiry, which he underscored is very different from formally impeaching the commander in chief.

Hunter Biden's planned plea agreement of the federal probe of his alleged two tax misdemeanors for willful failure to pay his federal income taxes and a felony charge for illegal possession of a firearm, collapsed in court last Wednesday.

His lawyers and federal prosecutors are now back to the drawing board to iron out their differences and satisfy the presiding judge.

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