Last week was not a good one for Joe Biden, with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) going so far as to call it an "extraordinarily bad week," reported Newsweek.
After Hunter Biden's plea deal fell apart, the week started to go downhill pretty quickly.
I would suspect this week will not be much better with former Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer appearing before Congress.
Hunter was ready to take a slap on the wrist for gun charges and tax evasion, but Judge Maryellen Noreika ended that.
He will still probably only get wrapped on the knuckles for those crimes, but the open investigations and immunity from future charges is no longer part of the deal.
Hunter had a sweetheart deal, offering him widespread immunity that could cover such charges.
Now prosecutors and Hunter's attorneys have to work out a new deal, so Hunter pleaded not guilty, with a new, less advantageous deal, reportedly being worked out.
Cruz stated, "Thankfully, the Hunter Biden plea deal fell apart. I say thankfully, because that deal was absolutely disgraceful[...]it was a sweetheart deal. It was meant to be a slap on the wrist for Hunter Biden. It was meant to give him zero jail time, despite a long pattern of criminality, much of which he admits now, and it was designed to insulate him from any further liability."
This was an extraordinarily bad week for Joe Biden & the White House.
Thankfully, the Hunter Biden plea deal fell apart.
I say thankfully because that deal was absolutely disgraceful. It was a sweetheart deal to give him zero jail time despite a long pattern of criminality. pic.twitter.com/n60oih0XLs
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 29, 2023
This week, former Hunter Biden best friend and business partner Devon Archer sat down in the hot seat before Congress.
I wish I could tell you that his testimony was the smoking gun that we were promised, but the vibe from Republicans was tepid at best, while Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) claimed victory, stating that Archer, in no way, implicated Joe Biden.
Since both sides are telling a different story, we will have to wait until the transcript of his hearing is published, which will more than likely take a couple of days.
I believe this could end the inquiries into Biden one way or another.
If Republicans have their smoking gun, as they were hoping, they will probably start to move toward impeachment.
If Archer's testimony let Biden off the hook, as Goldman claims, I would imagine that Republicans will feel defeated and start to give up their pursuit of Biden because conservatives are getting sick and tired of having this carrot dangled in front of us.
This will basically sink Biden's campaign or give it new hope and material to hammer Republicans moving forward.
Obviously, we are hoping for the former.