In the Hunter Biden case

Hunter Biden moved to dismiss the criminal tax charges pending against Hunter Biden in federal court (the Central District of California). Indeed, Biden attorney Abbe Lowell filed eight motions to dismiss the charges. Judge Mark Scarsi — a Trump appointee — denied the motions in an order that is accessible online here. Judge Scarsi writes at page 33:

As the Court stated at the hearing, Defendant filed his motion without any evidence. The motion is remarkable in that it fails to include a single declaration, exhibit, or request for judicial notice. Instead, Defendant cites portions of various Internet news sources, social media posts, and legal blogs. These citations, however, are not evidence.

Professor Jonathan Turley quotes this passage from the court order denying the dismissal motions in the column “‘No Evidence’: Federal Judge Denies Hunter Biden Motions to Dismiss in Stinging Rebuke” (posted on his own site). He demonstrates that the motion is not only unsupported by any evidence, it is belied by the procedural history of the case. The motion’s lack of veracity is characteristic of the family’s treatment of the family business.

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