Special Counsel counters Hunter Biden’s request for subpoenas against Trump, ex-officials

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By Carina

In a recent development in Delaware federal court, Special Counsel David Weiss strongly criticized Hunter Biden’s motion to subpoena former President Donald Trump and other ex-officials, describing the request as “meritless” and advocating for its rejection.

This forceful stance by Weiss came in response to allegations from President Joe Biden’s son that his charges of gun crimes were a result of biased actions by the Justice Department under the Trump administration.

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Weiss refutes Hunter’s bias claims, cites lack of charges under previous admin

Weiss’s filing emphasized the lack of evidence supporting Biden’s claims of bias or vindictiveness from the Special Counsel.

He pointed out a crucial fact: “No charges against Hunter Biden were filed during the previous administration when the individuals he seeks to subpoena were in power.”

Weiss dismisses Biden’s motion, points to lack of charges during prior Administration

Weiss elaborated, “Not only does the defendant’s motion fail to identify any actual evidence of bias, vindictiveness, or discriminatory intent on the Special Counsel’s part, his arguments ignore an inconvenient truth: No charges were brought against the defendant during the prior administration when the subpoena recipients held office in the Executive Branch.”

The case against Biden, involving multiple charges, was initiated and is being pursued under the current administration, where his father is the President and Merrick B. Garland serves as the Attorney General.

Weiss highlights charges brought under Biden admin, dismisses influence claims

Weiss continued in the filing, “Instead, every charge in this matter was or will be brought during the current administration—one in which defendant’s father, Joseph R. Biden, is the President of the United States, and Merrick B. Garland is the Attorney General that was appointed by President Biden and who personally appointed the Special Counsel.”

“Defendant has not shown, nor can he, how external statements by political opponents of President Biden improperly pressured him, his Attorney General, or the Special Counsel to pursue charges against the President’s son.”

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Weiss counters claims of partisan pressure in Hunter Biden investigation

Biden’s legal team, led by attorney Abbe Lowell, previously argued that the investigation into the president’s son was fueled by “incessant, improper, and partisan pressure” during Trump’s tenure.

However, Weiss’s filing challenges this narrative, suggesting that the charges against Biden are handled impartially and without external influence.

Hunter Biden’s case postponed to 2024, risks 25 years in prison

The case against Hunter Biden, which is not slated to commence until after January 2024, carries severe consequences if he is found guilty.

He faces up to 25 years in prison, with charges including making a false statement during a firearm purchase, falsifying information required by a federal firearms licensed dealer, and possessing a firearm as an unlawful user or addict of a controlled substance.

Biden’s plea deal on tax charges collapses, gun charge reignited

In a significant turn of events this summer, Biden agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges. This plea would have exempted him from prosecution on the gun charges, provided he avoided further legal issues for two years.

However, this agreement disintegrated following judicial scrutiny, leading to the current legal predicament. 

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