This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University and a witness before Congress multiple times who has even represented members in court, is suggesting Joe Biden "could lose his office" over revelations about the escapades of his son, Hunter.
It's because of his own connection to, and statements about, those schemes.
Hunter Biden was in federal court this week, where a court rejected a plea bargain, a sweetheart deal that slashed a long list of potential tax and gun felonies to a couple of misdemeanors and a diversion program.
The deal failed apparently because of a purported understanding that the bargain could be used to prevent any future charges over the various subjects of investigations that are ongoing right now.
The judge rejected it out of hand.
Evidence suggests that the Biden clan has for years operated an influence operation where members would sell access to Joe Biden, as vice president for Barack Obama and now president. The House has revealed tens of millions of dollars were paid over to them, including what allegedly were $5 million bribes each to Joe and Hunter.
Those agreements, to accept pay for what appears to be nothing more than providing access, are now a huge problem for Joe Biden, Turley "explained.
"With the collapse of his plea bargain, Hunter Biden is facing something that he has been able to evade for five years: a real prosecution. The plea bargain itself was widely panned as a sweetheart deal that offered Biden a chance to close out the investigation with no jail time and two minor misdemeanors. However, it is hard for a plea bargain to actually write a wink and a nod' as a part of the formal factual description. The judge made a simple threshold inquiry on its meaning, and it immediately collapsed as the prosecutors and defense counsel struggled to explain," Turley explained.
"If the Justice Department followed its past practice, a withdrawal of this kind would ordinarily result in the prosecutors pursuing every possible criminal count -- and serious jail time. However, Hunter's sudden exposure to equal justice could prove equally costly for the person who was not mentioned in the case: President Joe Biden."
He said it's because Joe Biden "has maintained one clear and consistent position on his son's influence-peddling schemes. As a virtual mantra, Biden — and the White House staff — have categorically maintained that he had no knowledge of any foreign dealings of his son."
"That has been proven to be a lie," Turley wrote, "but Biden continued to maintain the position."
Then, like a cataclysm, the White House changed its claims.
Now it is that "the president is only claiming that he was 'never in business' with his son."
Turley noted the evidence of the two of them doing business together is huge, including a WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to one of his Chinese associates.
Hunter Biden said, "I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight. And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father."
Almost immediately White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was changing the administration's version of the truth.
She was asked, "Chairman James Comer today says that the Oversight Committee has evidence that the president in the past communicated directly with foreign business associates of his son Hunter Biden many times. Curious if the White House and the president still stand behind his comment that he's never been involved and has never even spoken to his son about his business?"
She said, "So, I've been asked this question a million times. The answer is not going to change. The answer remains the same. The president was never in business with his son. I just don't have anything else to add."
Turley explained, "It takes an utter contempt for the intelligence of the public to insist that 'the answer remains the same' and then give an entirely new answer."
He said Joe Biden's "false denials" on the issue, his "pattern of dishonesty and denial" "can become a basis for impeachment inquiries, as it was with then-President Richard Nixon."
"Biden was counting on the media watching his back and hoping that he could hold both houses of Congress. The problem is that the media blackout was not total and he lost the House. Now these denials and conflicting accounts are threatening the possibility that he could lose much more than his political standing. If the evidence continues to contradict his blanket denials, Biden could lose his office."