Joe Biden Claims ‘Hunter Is a Victim of Weaponized System of Justice’

Joe Biden Claims ‘Hunter Is a Victim of Weaponized System of Justice’

President Joe Biden claims Hunter Biden is a victim of the weaponization of justice following his gun conviction on Tuesday.

A Delaware jury convicted Hunter on all three gun charges. He could potentially be sentenced to 25 years in prison and fined up to $750,000.

Biden vowed last week in France that he wouldn’t pardon Hunter. However, he hasn’t addressed whether he would consider a commutation.

According to two sources unauthorized to discuss private conversations publicly, the president carries a sense of guilt regarding Hunter’s legal troubles. These sources also revealed to Politico that Joe Biden feels he played a role in his son’s difficulties.

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

In 2023, Hunter declined a plea deal from the government related to gun charges. This offer arose after his previous “sweetheart” plea agreement fell apart amid judicial scrutiny, with the judge describing it as “atypical” and “not straightforward.”

Legal experts indicate that the government’s proposal displayed favoritism toward the president’s son.

The “sweetheart” deal came with a special agreement that gave Hunter immunity from all potential future charges, including a provision to potentially wipe a felony gun violation from his record.

The deal offered Hunter the choice to admit guilt to failing to pay taxes on over $1.5 million in income for the years 2017 and 2018, with the alternative of probation instead of jail time.

Following the “sweetheart” plea deal debacle, the government offered Hunter a second plea deal related to gun charges that he rejected, opting to go to trial in Delaware. In turn, the government later indicted Hunter in 2023 with tax violations in California.

The tax trial is scheduled for September 2024.