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Hunter Biden Convicted On All Charges

Although there was some justifiable skepticism among conservatives that Hunter Biden would be able to skirt justice due to his obvious family ties, jurors nevertheless voted to convict him on multiple gun-related charges on Tuesday.

As Reuters reported:

President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden was convicted by a jury on Tuesday of lying about his drug use to illegally buy a gun, making him the first child of a sitting U.S. president to be convicted of a crime.
A 12-member jury in Wilmington, Delaware – the Bidens’ hometown – found the defendant guilty on all three counts against him.
Hunter Biden, 54, lightly nodded his head after the verdict was read but otherwise showed little reaction. He then patted his lawyer Abbe Lowell on the back and hugged another member of his legal team.

The verdict, which came on the heels of Donald Trump’s conviction in Manhattan, drew immediate and wide-ranging discussion on social media:

Although Joe Biden said he wouldn’t intervene to pardon his son, not everyone is convinced:

The elder Biden released a statement in response to the conviction, as CBS News reported:

The jury determined Hunter Biden illegally purchased and possessed a gun while he was addicted to crack cocaine, violating federal law that prohibits users of illegal drugs from owning firearms. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

“As I said last week, I am the president, but I am also a dad,” the president said in his statement. “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. As I also said last week, 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. Nothing will ever change that.”

Here’s some additional coverage of the verdict and its aftermath.


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