Hunter Biden's felony gun case moves ahead in federal court

Biden's attorneys argued that the prosecutor was pressured into indicting the president's son.


On Friday, US District Judge Maryellen Noreika denied Hunter Biden's attempt to have gun charges dismissed after his attorneys argued the case was politically motivated. 

According to the Daily Mail, the president's son attempted to argue that he did not break the law in 2018 when he allegedly lied about being on drugs when he filled out paperwork to purchase a firearm in 2018. 

While Biden admitted to being addicted to crack cocaine during that period, his attorneys argued that the prosecutor was pressured into indicting the president's son instead of moving forward with a plea deal that would have kept him out of prison. 

In the ruling, Judge Noreika said the accusation of political pressure was "all speculation.”  

“The pressure campaign from Congressional Republicans may have occurred around the time that Special Counsel decided to move forward with indictment instead of pretrial diversion, but the Court has been given nothing credible to suggest that the conduct of those lawmakers (or anyone else) had any impact on Special Counsel." 

Biden faces up to 25 years in prison if he is found guilty on charges of making false statements while purchasing a firearm, making false statements regarding information kept by federal firearms licensed dealers, and unlawful possession of a firearm. 

He was originally set to plead guilty to tax charges last June, with the gun charges being dismissed as part of it. The deal was struck down by Noreika when it was discovered that it also included immunity regarding potential charges of not having filed as a foreign agent during overseas business deals. 

The president's son then pleaded not guilty to the gun charges, and the case is expected to begin this upcoming June.

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