Department Of Justice Intends To Indict Hunter Biden On Gun Charges

Special counsel David Weiss speaking to reporters about indicting Hunter Biden

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Biden Criminal Charges

Current First Son of the United States, Hunter Biden, is the latest of high-profile politicians to face federal indictment. This comes after he accepted a pretrial diversion agreement from the DOJ to plead guilty for two misdemeanor counts of failing to pay federal taxes.

In exchange for accepting this deal, prosecutors agreed to recommend probation as the sentence for Biden’s additional felony charge of possessing a firearm while under the influence of illegal drugs.

Unfortunately for Hunter Biden, the plea deal fell through soon after; when the judge, appointed by former president Donald Trump, raised concerns about “a related agreement on a more serious gun possession charge.”

Now it seems the, newly appointed, Special Counsel for the case, David Weiss (Republican), also has reservations about the speed in which the plea deal was reached instead of being brought before a jury.

Hunter Biden (left) posing next to Joe Biden (right) at a black tie event.

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Federal Indictment

On Wednesday, Weiss filed court documents stating his intentions to bring an indictment towards Hunter Biden. He is invoking the Speedy Trial Act of 1974 which “establishes time limits for completing the various stages of a federal criminal prosecution”.

He argued that the act “requires that the Government obtain the return of an indictment by a grand jury by Friday, September 29, 2023, at the earliest”, adding that “the Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date”.

Hunter Biden’s attorney filed their own court documents in response reading: “Mr. Biden has been following and will continue to follow the conditions of that Agreement, which the U.S. Attorney’s Office agreed and signed and informed the Court on July 20, 2023 that the Probation Office had agreed to and had recommended be put into effect.”

They released an additional statement to the public saying: “We believe the signed and filed diversion agreement remains valid and prevents any additional charges from being filed against Mr. Biden, who has been abiding by the conditions of release under that agreement for the last several weeks, including regular visits by the probation office.”

Regardless, it is likely we will see Hunter Biden federally indicted by the end of the month.

Posted by HOLR Magazine