Now Hunter Biden Guilty.....Trump Can't Claim Unfairness

Hunter Biden guilty on all three felony gun charges

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A jury panel of 12 Delaware residents on Tuesday found Hunter Biden guilty of three federal gun charges, marking the first criminal conviction of a sitting president’s child.

President Biden’s son was convicted after roughly three hours of deliberation of three felony counts alleging he lied about his use of illicit drugs when obtaining a gun in 2018, and then unlawfully possessed the firearm for 11 days.
Hunter Biden’s trial which lasted just over a week, spotlighted his addiction to crack cocaine at the time he checked “no” on a federal gun purchase form questioning whether he unlawfully used or was addicted to narcotics or other drugs.

Several women from Hunter Biden’s past and present – including his ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle; his late brother’s widow, Hallie Biden, with whom he had a brief relationship; and an ex-girlfriend – took the stand to testify about his drug use.

Hallie Biden, who was married to Hunter Biden’s brother, Beau, before his 2015 death from brain cancer, testified that crack made Hunter Biden “agitated or high-strung, but at other times, functioning as well.”

She also described being “panicked” after discovering the firearm in question in Hunter Biden’s truck, deciding then to dump the gun outside a grocery store in Wilmington, Del. — a choice that precipitated the case against her brother-in-law.

Judge yet to set sentencing date after guilty verdict in Hunter Biden trial

Judge Noreika indicated she would set a date for a sentencing hearing at a later time after the Delaware jury found the president’s son guilty on all charges on Tuesday.

Hunter Biden was found guilty of charges of making a false statement in the purchase of a gun, making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federally licensed gun dealer, and possession of a gun by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.

Hunter faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

Hii yake was open and shut case. There was no way in hell it could have been otherwise. It did not need to be conjured and fashioned and tailor made.

Biden’s team was waiting for a Hunter verdict. That didn’t make it easier when it arrived.

The campaign anticipates the outcome will become more of a fixture on the trial — and more fodder for Trump. But they don’t expect it to have a big impact.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE

06/11/2024 04:52 PM EDT

Joe Biden and his campaign long expected that the federal gun trial involving the president’s son, Hunter, might not end well.

But the younger Biden’s guilty verdict on Tuesday on three felony charges stemming from his purchase of a handgun in 2018 still provided a major test of their plans to manage the fallout. And, in some cases, forced a readjustment.


President Joe Biden hugs his son Hunter Biden upon arrival at Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware, on June 11, as he travels to Wilmington, Delaware.

The president learned of the conviction while in the White House preparing for an event on gun safety. He was set to hurry home Tuesday afternoon for an unscheduled visit to Wilmington to see his son before departing for a high-stakes trip to Italy for the G7 summit.

Just miles away, his team held a series of conversations at their campaign headquarters to discuss the potential aftershocks from the verdict, according to three Biden officials familiar with internal meetings who were granted anonymity to relay details of them.

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Hunter Biden arrives to federal court with his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, on June 11, 2024, in Wilmington, Delaware.

The general belief among aides is that it will not change the trajectory of the race but will likely become a focal point of the upcoming debate with Donald Trump. Aides discussed the possibility that the former president would use the forum to badger Biden as an inadequate father. More broadly, they anticipate that Trump-allied groups and even GOP lawmakers will incorporate the trial into attack lines through the summer.

While the White House insisted there would be no changes in how the president approaches the upcoming summit — with Biden heading to Italy on Wednesday — aides also conceded that there would be a great emotional toll placed on the president during that trip.

Biden had been consumed with the trial for weeks and asked family members for updates when he was on a trip to France for the annual D-Day commemorations, according to two of those people not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations. The president has expressed guilt over the spotlight his career has placed on his son, going so far as to say he believes it’s contributed to his legal troubles.

“If I weren’t running for reelection, he would have gotten the plea deal,” Biden told a confidant earlier this month, according to a person familiar with the conversation.

Hunter Biden was offered a plea deal that would have spared him prison time before it fell apart last July, just minutes before it was set to become official. Now, the younger Biden could face up to 25 years in prison. His sentencing date will likely come this fall.

President Biden, who was set to be joined by his family at his Wilmington home Tuesday night, planned to check on his son every day during the trip, which comes in the wake of consequential European elections and includes an appearance with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Beyond that, there were not expected to be any changes in his plans. Nor were there alterations on Tuesday. The president and his team did not change his remarks on Tuesday on gun violence. During that address, he made no mention of his son.

If Biden was targeting Trump the best he could have done is also make sure his son is exonerated, don’t you think?

Republicans Complain About Hunter Biden Guilty Verdict

Republicans spoke out against the verdict because the high-profile case against Hunter Biden undermines their constant claims that the U.S**. Department of Justice has been “weaponized” against Trump and his supporters. If President Biden were masterminding a conspiracy to persecute Republicans, after all, why would he skewer his own son?**

“This trial has been nothing more than a distraction from the real crimes of the Biden Crime Family, which has raked in tens of millions of dollars from China, Russia and Ukraine,” Karoline Leavitt, a spokesperson for Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign, said in reaction to the verdict.

Republicans still found a way to make that argument by suggesting the gun charges were actually a cover-up.

Stephen Miller, a former adviser in Trump’s White House, promoted the conspiracy theory that Joe Biden is pulling strings at the Justice Department and had orchestrated charges that didn’t implicate the president himself in any wrongdoing.

“The gun charges are a giant misdirection. An easy op for DOJ to sell to a pliant media that is all too willing to be duped,” Miller posted on the X social media platform. “Don’t be gaslit. This is all about protecting Joe Biden and only Joe Biden.”

House Oversight Committee chair James Comer (R-Ky.) echoed Miller, saying that “until the Department of Justice investigates everyone involved in the Bidens’ corrupt influence-peddling schemes that generated over $18 million in foreign payments to the Biden family, it will be clear department officials continue to cover for the Big Guy, Joe Biden.”

Comer has led an impeachment inquiry against Biden that has sifted through thousands of pages of bank statements, phone records and wire transfers, and conducted hours of depositions with people involved in Hunter Biden’s overseas business ventures. They’ve also interviewed several officials involved in the government’s case against Hunter Biden, which includes the gun charges as well as tax charges that are scheduled to go to trial in the fall.

As the impeachment inquiry faltered earlier this year, Comer said his committee would still make criminal referrals. But when Republicans finally referred Hunter Biden for prosecution last week, the only violation they alleged was that he had lied to Congress in his February testimony about his past business deals as part of the impeachment inquiry.

The Justice Department has been investigating Hunter Biden since 2018, with President Biden leaving U.S. Attorney David Weiss in Delaware in his post to finish the case. Republicans complained the department was protecting the younger Biden before he was charged, and when he reached a plea agreement with Weiss’s team, Republicans called it a sweetheart deal.

“The prosecution only moved forward on these gun charges after a judge rejected the sweetheart deal,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of Trump’s allies in the Senate, said Tuesday on social media.

The House Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), on Tuesday highlighted complaints from Internal Revenue Service agents who’ve claimed the Justice Department stymied their investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax crimes. (Other officials involved in the Biden case have disputed their claims.) Weiss and Hunter Biden’s legal team reached the plea deal shortly before the IRS agents’ complaints became public; the plea deal collapsed in court amid disagreement over whether Hunter Biden would be protected from future charges.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) told reporters the Hunter Biden verdict doesn’t undercut the Republicans’ “weaponization” claims because the evidence against Biden’s son was “overwhelming” while the material prosecutors are presenting against Donald Trump isn’t.

Graham and some other Republicans have said they’re uncomfortable with the gun charges against Biden, since it interferes with his Second Amendment rights. Biden’s legal team raised a similar defense, and a federal appeals court has even said the restriction on gun ownership for drug users is unconstitutional, but the judge in Hunter Biden’s case rejected that argument.

“Most people in Delaware would have faced federal legal repercussions for tax evasion and would not have been prosecuted on the gun charges,” Graham said.

“Hunter might deserve to be in jail for something, but purchasing a gun is not it,” said Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.). “There are millions of marijuana users who own guns in this country, and none of them should be in jail for purchasing or possessing a firearm against current laws.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), meanwhile, called Biden’s conviction “kinda dumb tbh” but didn’t elaborate.

Hunter is not equal to Trump. Trump was president, Hunter will never be president.

No. Like I’ve said, for his son was an open and shut case. There was no pata potea games that could be played with the evidence. There was nothing that could be done by humans to get an acquital.

You are all missing the boat …

Trump is a presidential candidate with a felony conviction.

  • he still has to face another 91 Crimes and Misdemeanors in open court
  • he has been charged with aiding and abetting an Insurrection against the State.
  • he is being investigated for Income Tax Evasion ( … he has declared and paid USD: 750 in Taxes for the period 2010-2020 … Amazing…!!:roll_eyes:).
  • he has been found liable for over-valuing his personal assets to fraudulently obtain favorable loans … Something he claims is a “victimless crime” …!!:roll_eyes:
  • he has been found guilty in a civil court on charges of assault and attempted rape.
  • he is facing charges of illegal possession of sensitive National Security Documents - a matter being “slow walked” by friendly Justices whom he appointed.
  • he has violated numerous provisions and gag orders on his verbal attacks and threats to public officials , Judges , Jury members and political opponents.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind whom , between Hunter Biden and Donald Trump , deserves to be in Jail

No doubt at all …!! :rage::fire:

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Rep: Matt Gaetz is a Sex Trafficker who had Sex with Minors …
His opinion is of no consequence…:joy::rofl:

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Trump’s MAGA GOP morons have tried 3 times and failed 3 times to indict or produce a shred of evidence against President Joseph Biden or Hunter Biden

All attempts have ended in disaster:joy::fire:

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