Hunter Biden has entered a plea in the federal gun case against him.
Following the collapse of an earlier deal made between him and prosecutors, Biden is now pleading not guilty to the charges against him.
Prosecutors allege that Hunter illegally possessed a firearm when he failed to disclose his drug use on a firearm application—something that could potentially saddle him with 25 years behind bars.
Here’s what everyone is saying about the ongoing case against Hunter Biden:
Hunter Biden was arrested and pleaded not guilty to three federal gun charges in Delaware Tuesday—marking the latest development in a long-running case that went awry for the president’s son in July when a plea deal he struck with prosecutors unraveled. pic.twitter.com/KswP5HzFHn
— Forbes (@Forbes) October 3, 2023
It's not a change in the judge for the case. Magistrates often handle this technical proceeding, instead of the assigned district judge, for efficiency purposes.
So more to come in his case later, but pretty soon in the form of motions, I would say.
— Leslie McAdoo Gordon 🇺🇸 (@McAdooGordon) October 3, 2023
Hunter Biden has issued a plea deal in his gun charge case. Pleads not guilty.
What about the foreign bribes? Why did Kevin McCarthy decline Matt Gaetz’s subpoena into Hunter Biden’s ban records, and lied about 87,000 IRS Agents! #VacateMcCarthy
— Donald J. Trump (Parody) (@realDonParody) October 3, 2023
The Associated Press presented more details:
President Joe Biden’s son has been charged with lying about his drug use in October 2018 on a form to buy a gun that he kept for about 11 days.
He could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. When asked by Magistrate Judge Christopher Burke if he understood the charges against him, he said, “Yes, Your Honor.”
Axios also provided this related update: “Hunter Biden’s lawyer says he may challenge the constitutionality of the gun provisions and file a motion to dismiss the case against his client.”
Hunter Biden's lawyer says he may challenge the constitutionality of the gun provisions and file a motion to dismiss the case against his client.https://t.co/P1HyWbEKXm
— Axios (@axios) October 3, 2023
Fox News reports:
Magistrate Judge Christopher Burke presided over the hearing and laid out the conditions for Hunter Biden’s release, which require the president’s son to seek employment and communicate all international travel plans.
Biden also is prohibited from possessing a firearm and using alcohol and drugs, and he is required to get drug tested randomly and participate in a substance abuse counseling program.