Hunter Biden Found Guilty On All Federal Gun Charges

Hunter Biden has been found guilty on all three federal gun charges after a jury in Wilmington, Delaware, deliberated for just three hours. The charges stem from his illegal possession of a firearm while abusing drugs. Biden faces up to 25 years in prison for lying on a federal screening form about his drug use, lying to a gun dealer, and possessing the firearm.

Despite the potential lengthy sentence, as a first-time, nonviolent offender, Biden is expected to receive a shorter sentence. U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika will set the sentencing date soon. Meanwhile, Biden also faces a federal tax evasion trial in California this September.

The trial has drawn significant public and political attention. Jill Biden, who has been attending the proceedings, missed the reading of the verdict but re-entered the courthouse shortly afterward. President Joe Biden, preparing to speak at a gun control event in Atlanta, stated that he accepts the outcome of the case. “As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad,” he noted, emphasizing his love and support for his son.

“Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today.”

Hunter Biden’s charges came after Judge Noreika rejected a plea deal between Special Counsel Delaware United States Attorney David Weiss and the defendant. The plea deal was criticized as being too lenient.

Rep. James Comer (R-KY), chair of the House Oversight Committee, praised the jury’s verdict, calling it “a step toward accountability.” He highlighted the importance of the judicial process in maintaining trust in the legal system.

The Trump presidential campaign criticized the trial as a distraction from more serious allegations against the Biden family. “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,” stated Trump’s national press secretary Karoline Leavitt.

This verdict comes amid ongoing investigations and allegations against Hunter Biden related to money laundering, bribery, illegal influence peddling, and operating as an unregistered foreign agent. These more serious charges have not yet been brought against him.

As Hunter Biden considers an appeal, the outcome of his sentencing and the forthcoming tax evasion trial will continue to unfold, impacting the political landscape as the 2024 presidential election approaches.