Hunter Biden found Guilty!
Hunter Biden (C) holds hands with First Lady Jill Biden (L) and wife Melissa Cohen Biden (R), as he departs his federal gun trial after a jury found him guilty of three gun charges at the US Federal District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, 10 June 2024. EFE/EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Hunter Biden found Guilty!


Washington, Jun 11 (EFE) –

United States President Joe Biden said he will accept the sentence his son Hunter Biden receives after being convicted on Tuesday of three counts of illegal purchase and possession of a gun, and that he continues to be proud to see his son “come out the other side” of his battle against addiction, in a statement issued Tuesday after the verdict.

“I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support,” he said.

The president issued an initial statement showing his support for his son at the start of the trial, and in an interview with ABC News on Thursday he ruled out exercising his power to pardon him.

“I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today. So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery,” added Biden’s statement.

In a separate statement released after the jury’s decision, Hunter Biden said he was “more grateful today for the love and support I experienced this last week from (my wife) Melissa, my family, my friends, and my community than I am disappointed by the outcome.”

Biden junior added that “recovery is possible by the grace of God, and I am blessed to experience that gift one day at a time” in reference to his drug and alcohol addictions that led to his current trouble with the law.

Hunter Biden is the son of the president’s first wife, the late Neilia Biden, and is accused of lying in October 2018 when he failed to acknowledge his drug use on a form for purchasing a Colt Cobra .38-caliber revolver, which he then kept for 11 days.

A Delaware jury convicted him of three federal felony gun charges that could carry a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.

The trial, in which Biden junior did not testify, began last week and is the first in the United States involving the son of a sitting president.

His lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said that while they were ” naturally disappointed” by the verdict, but that they respected “the jury process” and “will continue to vigorously pursue all legal challenges available to Hunter.”

The case could affect Joe Biden’s campaign for the Nov. 5 presidential election, as Republicans frequently use it as a weapon against him – especially the former president and presumptive nominee Donald Trump (2017-2021), who was recently found guilty of 34 felonies in the New York “hush money” case.

Trump mocked the Bidens in a brief statement, saying that Biden senior, “one of our worst presidents, is more concerned with making the gun control people happy, so he won’t have the guts to step in here and help Hunter.”

“Don’t worry Joe – I will save your son after I get elected (for the third time),” he added, referencing his often repeated but baseless claim that he won the 2020 elections. EFE


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