Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has been indicted on federal gun charges, bringing a renewed focus on his long-running legal and personal challenges.
After years of delays by a corrupt Justice System, he is finally facing three counts in connection with a firearm he purchased in 2018, which include making false statements on a federal firearms form and possession of a firearm as a prohibited person.
However, these charges have been long overdue. The indictment follows an unraveling plea deal that Hunter had initially reached with prosecutors to resolve these matters. This agreement was centered around allowing him to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax offenses, thereby enabling him to enter into a pretrial diversion program.
Such a move would have allowed him to avoid a felony gun charge.
“I have a great idea. Why don’t they use Deranged Jack Smith,” President Donald Trump said in a Truth Social post, referring to the special counsel overseeing the Justice Department’s cases against him. “Weiss has been investigating Hunter for 4 years, giving him the ‘sweetheart’ deal of all sweetheart deals.”
But, this agreement collapsed during a court hearing in July, when U.S. Judge Maryellen Noreika voiced concerns over its structure, particularly the broad nature of an immunity deal.
“But a brilliant Judge in Delaware saw through it all,” Trump continued. “Now, I read, the Department of Injustice wants a new Judge and Jurisdiction. But so do I, with far stronger reasons than Hunter & Crooked Joe.”
Because of the disagreements between prosecutors and Hunter’s legal team, weeks later, on August 11th, Attorney General Merrick Garland promoted David Weiss to special counsel.
This gave Weiss more authority to press charges against Hunter Biden in any district in the U.S. Despite this elevation, there remained tension between both parties. The defense for Hunter Biden insisted that their previously agreed upon pretrial diversion agreement was still valid. However, prosecutors argued that because a probation officer had not signed the agreement, it was effectively null and void.
As AmmoLand News has continually reported, this complex legal battle traces back to an event in 2018. At the time, Hunter Biden, with a crack cocaine addiction, lied on a federal form 4473 when purchasing a revolver at a Delaware gun shop. He claimed he wasn’t using or addicted to any illegal drugs, even though evidence suggests otherwise. This act constitutes a federal crime.
To add to the urgency of the matter, prosecutors have highlighted that the statute of limitations for some of these offenses is soon expiring.
Although this case is primarily about Hunter Biden’s actions, it is also generating political ramifications. Kevin McCarthy, the House Speaker, this week voiced his intention to start an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden, hinting at alleged involvement in his son’s dubious activities. The White House has vehemently denied these claims, despite overwhelming evidence, in including President Biden’s on-camera admission of quid pro quo favors in exchange for cash, labeling them as “extreme politics at its worst.”
Furthermore, it’s worth noting that David Weiss, leading the investigation against Hunter Biden since 2018, is not just focusing on the gun charge. His team has also been looking into potential felony tax evasion, illegal foreign lobbying, money laundering, and other matters linked to Hunter’s overseas business dealings. The venues for these charges might span locations such as California and Washington, D.C., though a clear timeline hasn’t been provided.
If any other American citizen had done this same crime, you can guarantee we would have been charged and locked up a long time ago.