Hunter Biden indicted on federal firearms charges in long-running probe weeks after plea deal failed
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The indictment comes as congressional Republicans pursue an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, in large part over his son's business dealings.

Hunter Biden was indicted Thursday on federal firearms charges, the latest and weightiest step yet in a long-running investigation into the President’s son.

Biden is accused of lying about his drug use when he bought a firearm in October 2018, a period when he has acknowledged struggling with addiction to crack cocaine, according to the indictment filed in federal court in Delaware.

President Joe Biden’s son has also been under investigation for his business dealings. The special counsel overseeing the case has indicated that charges of failure to pay taxes on time could be filed in Washington or in California, where he lives.

The indictment comes as congressional Republicans pursue an impeachment inquiry into the Democratic President, in large part over Hunter Biden’s business dealings. Republicans have obtained testimony about how Hunter Biden used the “Biden brand” to drum up work overseas, but they have not produced hard evidence of wrongdoing by the president.

A gun possession charge against Hunter Biden, 53, had previously been part of a plea deal that also included guilty pleas to misdemeanor tax charges, but the agreement imploded during a court hearing in July when a judge raised questions about its unusual provisions.

Defense attorneys have argued that a part of the deal sparing Hunter Biden prosecution on the gun count if he stays out of trouble remains in place. It includes immunity provisions against other potential charges. Attorneys indicated they would fight additional charges filed against him.

Prosecutors, though, maintain the agreement never took effect and is now invalid.

Republicans had denounced the plea agreement as a “sweetheart deal.” It would have allowed Hunter Biden to serve probation rather than jail time after pleading guilty to failing to pay taxes in both 2017 and 2018.

His personal income during those two years totaled roughly $4 million, including business and consulting fees from a company he formed with the CEO of a Chinese business conglomerate and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, prosecutors have said.

Congressional Republicans have continued their own investigations into the Justice Department’s handling of the case as well as nearly every aspect of Hunter Biden’s business dealings, seeking to connect his financial affairs directly to his father. They have failed to produce evidence that the President directly participated in his son’s work, though he sometimes had dinner with his son’s clients or said hello to them on calls.


Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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  • Josh Green

    September 14, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Well this is the last straw! I’m definitely not voting for Hunter Biden again!


  • Richard Russell

    September 14, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    Hunter, the Spoiled kid, who thought he and his Daddy were above the law.


    • Ocean Joe

      September 14, 2023 at 3:03 pm

      Yes, quite the scumbag. Didn’t he scoop up $2,000,000,000 from the Saudis while working for the president? Wait, maybe that was Jared Kushner.


    • Rick Whitaker

      September 14, 2023 at 5:24 pm

      what about the spoiled kid d.j. trump. he and his daddy has been crooks for decades. fred trump was arrested at a kkk rally in 1927 hunter biden has not been convicted of the new charges yet, so why are you so judgmental. pre judging people, you must be a christian, they do that a lot. matt gaetz is a spoiled punk, why didn’t you mention him?


  • Earl Pitts "All Lefty's Besty" American

    September 14, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    Good afternoon all my beloved Dook 4 Brains Leftists,
    In deference to y’all’s Dook 4 Brains political mental challanges and because you all are my, Earl Pitts American’s, Besty on the Lefty I have prepared a “How To Handle Changes In Leftist Dogma and Talking Points” help aid entitled:
    “Because Earl Loves You”
    There have been a lot of changes in the previous 24 hours to how leftists are expected to respond to common questions. Most of the changes are due to the left slow walking the “throwing of Joe Biden under the bus of POTUS history.
    Other changes in your typical Dook 4 Brains group think responses and replys pertain to Hunter being thrown under the bus.
    At this time your best bet is to STFU as the canned responses from the DNC have not been released yet.
    The best advice, to keep you from looking stupid, is to watch what and how my Lefty Besty “Ocean Joe” responds and mimick OJ’s responses only at this time. OJ is the only lefty out there whom I recomend you imitate and mimick in his responses. In fact OJ is the smartest lefty on the planet. True Word.
    Be carefull in what you say my lefties because I, Earl Pitts American, care about you one and all.
    Thank you my Besty Lefty Fans and keep in mind that Earl appriciates all “secret tips” you all are providing to me on what leftist leadership is up to.


  • Mr. Speaker

    September 14, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    I want all conservative commenters to read the above communica from Earl to his contacts on the left to know why Earl is better than all of you.
    See Earl wont live in a conservative echo chamber like you all do.
    Earl actually has leftist friends who he cares about and they care about Earl. Listen up Clay, Buck, Sean, Glenn, and all you FOX NEWS wanna bees ( except for Jessie, Greg , and Tyriss ).
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  • Michael K

    September 14, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    Finally, Republicans are doing something about gun control. I’m sure that they will vigorously enforce the laws and prosecute all drunken, drug-addicted MAGA hats that buy and brandish guns illegally.


  • Rick Whitaker

    September 14, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    yeah, if all the alcoholic maga maggots would be arrested for possessing guns while addicted to alcohol. i don’t know if there charges for kissing guns but if there were, maga maggots would go down


    • It's Complicated

      September 15, 2023 at 4:48 pm

      It’s not illegal to posses or purchase a firearm is you are an alcoholic. In fact, there are no questions on the form related to alcohol use.

      It IS illegal to purchase a firearm from a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder (gun dealer) if you use illegal drugs. Falsely answering questions on the required ATF Form 4473 is a federal felony.
      The question Hunter Biden lied about, 21.(f), asks the following:
      “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance? Yes___ No___
      Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside. ”

      For reference, that “Warning” on this particular question is what Nikki Fried attempted to litigate on behalf of Licensed Medical Marijuana users, which is one of the few things I agree with her on.


  • Sonja Fitch

    September 15, 2023 at 5:05 am

    NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW!! No one! The law in America is and will be our strongest force! Keep the law for the COMMON GOOD!


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