June 13, 2024

Joe Biden says son Hunter victim of weaponized justice system

President Joe Biden reportedly believes that his son Hunter is a victim of a weaponized justice system after Hunter was convicted on felony gun charges last week. 

Biden is feeling guilt over his son's legal woes and reportedly believes he is partially to blame for the guilty verdict, according to Politico.

“If I weren’t running for reelection, he would have gotten the plea deal,” Biden told an aide, referring to the sweetheart deal Hunter was offered by prosecutors last year.

That deal would have seen Hunter escape jail time altogether, pleading guilty to two tax misdemeanors and getting immunity on the gun charges and all other charges in perpetuity in the future.

Little doubt

The deal fell apart when a judge questioned it and it got significant media attention. It was an obvious attempt to weaponize the justice department in favor of Hunter, not the other way around.

There's no doubt Hunter is guilty of the charges against him, given that images from his own laptop proved he was using drugs when the weapon was purchased.

Biden could get 25 years in prison and up to a $750,000 fine for the charges.

He probably won't though, because his father is not likely to let that happen.

Will Biden commute the sentence?

While the president has insisted that he won't pardon his son, he could still commute Hunter's sentence so he doesn't do any jail time.

No sentencing date has been set in the case, but Biden has not ruled out the possibility of commuting the sentence when it does materialize.

All White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre would say about the matter is the following: "I haven't spoken to the president about this since the verdict came out, and as we all know, the sentencing hasn't even been scheduled yet."

It's possible Biden could wait to see if he is re-elected before taking any action, meaning that Hunter could spend some time in jail if he is sentenced and ordered into custody before the election.

Hunter is also scheduled to be tried on tax charges in September, and the outcome of that trial may not happen until Biden is out of office if he loses the election.

It's pretty certain that the president is not going to let his son rot in jail for years if he has any power to stop it. It just remains to be seen whether he will be able to keep him completely out of jail or not.

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