White House Rejects Pardon for Hunter Biden
The White House has made it clear that President Joe Biden will not pardon his son, Hunter Biden, who is currently facing three federal charges related to his purchase of a gun.
This statement came after President Biden ignored a question about pardoning his son and left the room, closing the door behind him.
Press Secretary’s Confirmation
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre later confirmed the president’s stance, reiterating her previous response from July when asked the same question.
She stated firmly that President Biden would not intervene with a pardon for Hunter.
President’s Silence and Departure
During a press event at the White House addressing the United Auto Workers strike, President Biden did not address the charges against his son.
When reporters questioned him about using his presidential powers to assist Hunter, he simply responded, “That’s all I’m going to say,” and left the room without further comment.
Hunter Biden’s Legal Battle
Hunter Biden is currently preparing for trial on the federal charges he faces. His attorney, Abbe Lowell, has argued that the case against Hunter should be dismissed and criticized the Justice Department for succumbing to political pressure from Republicans in Congress.
Charges and Defense
The charges against Hunter Biden include two counts related to false information on a gun purchase form and one count of possessing a firearm while using a narcotic.
Lowell did not confirm whether Hunter was on drugs at the time of the gun purchase but emphasized that the case would be decided in court.
Changing Legal Landscape
Lowell also pointed out changes in the law, arguing that certain gun-related charges have been found unconstitutional by some federal courts. He suggested that the legal landscape played a role in the case’s development.
Impact on President Biden
Hunter Biden’s legal troubles have political implications for President Biden, who is running for re-election next year.
The charges come as Republicans in the House have initiated a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden’s alleged connections to Hunter’s business dealings, adding complexity to his political career.
Voicemail from President Biden
Additional information surfaced regarding a voicemail from President Biden to Hunter, recorded on October 15.
In the message, President Biden expressed concern and urged his son to seek help, referencing Hunter’s struggle with addiction.
The White House has refrained from commenting further on the new felony charges against Hunter Biden, emphasizing the ongoing legal process.
President Biden, at the end of an economics speech, jokingly mentioned that he would get in trouble if he answered press questions on the matter.