Hunter Biden Attempts to Play Hardball —Trying to Avoid Prison

The cast of characters drawn to Hunter Biden while he hunted for money (no pun intended) by dangling access to his then-Vice President father should be aware of the warning the Department of Justice delivered twice this month.

The FBI arrested Alexander Smirnov at Harry Reid International Airport on February 14 on two charges of making false statements about the Bidens. In June 2020, Smirnov accused family members of taking $5 million each in bribes from a Ukrainian oligarch. Tuesday, a Las Vegas federal judge ordered Smirnov to be released.

Special counsel David Weiss then had Smirnov, a confidential human informant for the government since 2010, rearrested —this time in the office of his Las Vegas attorneys.

When you consider the violent criminals running loose in the U.S. today, the many migrants who crossed the southern U.S. border illegally are astounding, considering the federal manpower used to lock up Smirnov. 

Per Weiss, Smirnov has lived in Las Vegas for about two years and is a schemer who spreads Russian misinformation. Smirnov informed the government he only had $1,500 in cash and $5,000 in a checking account, when according to the indictment, he had access to over $2.9 million and “his wife/girlfriend (he refers to her both ways)” has access to $3.8 million. 

“The fact that Smirnov misrepresented his assets alone should cause Smirnov to be detained because it shows that, at the first opportunity, he did not provide true and complete information to Pretrial Services,” argued Weiss.

The fact the FBI relies on informants who have a transactional relationship with the truth is all we need to know about the preeminent law enforcement agency in the country. The culture of the institution is corrupt. 

According to Weiss, the bureau has used Smirnov as an informant several times since 2010. The government now claims he’s a liar. 

It’s always a bit of a shock to the system when the FBI expresses anger at one of its longtime informants for withholding information that should have easily been uncovered during a background check.

The FBI wants us to believe it is run by competent, intelligent professionals whose only goal is to get the bad guys. 

Since the feds soured on a longtime source, you can expect that an unknown number of federal inmates be set free because they were convicted on the word of an informant the FBI does not trust anymore.

Also rooting to keep Smirnov behind bars is Hunter Biden himself, who is awaiting trial on nine federal tax charges and making false statements on a federal firearms form. He has pleaded not guilty.

The president’s son is trying to avoid jail time, but Abbe Lowell, Biden’s attorney, filed a brief urging the government to keep Smirnov in jail pending his trial. After his brief release after his first arrest, Smirnov remains detained.

For an individual who admitted to violating federal drug laws, the younger Biden can play hardball.