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Secret Service Reveals If They Will Protect Hunter Biden In Jail


The Secret Service announced they would still protect Hunter Biden if he was sentenced to jail.

Spokesman for the Secret Service, Anthony Guglielmi, stated, “Hunter Biden’s Secret Service protection will remain unchanged despite this week’s judicial outcome.”

Last week, jurors in a Delaware court found Hunter Biden guilty on three federal gun charges.

The Secret Service is only required to protect the children of a sitting President until they turn 16, but in the last several decades, the Secret Service has continued to offer protection to adult children even though they are over 16.

Per Newsweek:

The Secret Service said that Hunter Biden’s protection will “remain unchanged” amid his conviction on three felony gun charges.

“Hunter Biden’s Secret Service protection will remain unchanged despite this week’s judicial outcome,” Anthony Guglielmi, chief of communications for the U.S. Secret Service, told Newsweek in a Thursday statement

The president’s son was convicted by a jury in Wilmington, Delaware, this week after being found guilty of lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making false claims on the application by saying he was not a drug user and illegally having the revolver for 11 days.

The Secret Service, which protects national leaders, their families, and visiting heads of state, is only required to protect the children of a sitting president until they turn 16, but the agency has typically continued to do so even after they become adults.

Per Newsnation:

Hunter Biden faces as many as 25 years in prison, and although experts say he’s unlikely to receive prison time, it’s unclear how or if the Secret Service might look after the president’s son if he were placed behind bars.

A jury returned guilty verdicts for the three felony charges Biden faced related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018.

NewsNation Legal Analyst Sara Azari says, given the facts of the case, Biden is likely to receive probation instead of prison.

“In all reality, and not because his last name is Biden — simply because anybody convicted of this kind of crime would probably get probation and a fine — that’s probably what he’ll get as well,” Azari said. “He’s not being treated about the law or any differently.”

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That said, if a judge did sentence a sitting president’s son to prison, they’d likely be entitled to the Secret Service protection they were afforded before their conviction, Azari said.

It’s a burdensome arrangement to put together since the Secret Service agents would technically be serving time alongside the person they’re protecting, she added.



 

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