Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, faces charges related to the illegal purchase of a firearm in Delaware five years ago. The indictment includes two counts of making a false statement regarding his drug use at the time of his acquisition of the Colt revolver. Additionally, a third charge concerns illegal possession of the weapon, which could result in a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison. The investigation leading to these charges has been overseen by Bailiff David Weiss since 2018.
Hunter Biden, who has been in the public spotlight due to previous corruption allegations, now faces a legal situation that does not directly implicate his father, Joe Biden. This has sparked a political backlash, with former President Donald Trump taking the opportunity to criticize the Democratic president on his Truth Social platform.
Additionally, Republicans announced plans to launch an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden, citing a “culture of corruption.” The White House responded by denouncing this action as an “extreme political maneuver.”
It is important to highlight that this legal development occurs after the breakdown of a previous agreement with Justice related to tax and weapons possession charges. Hunter Biden had pleaded guilty to two minor tax charges and was on probation. However, the deal fell apart due to concerns about his immunity from other charges being investigated, including matters related to business dealings in Ukraine and China.
This legal case will continue to develop, and the political response to this situation will continue to be a topic of interest on the American scene. Joe Biden has expressed his unwavering support for his son, and Hunter Biden’s legal situation is far from resolved.