Just this afternoon on Thursday, September 14, Hunter Biden has been indicted by federal prosecutors on gun charges. According to court documents, President Joe Biden’s son was indicted in a Delaware federal court on three counts connected to the possession of a firearm while using narcotics.
This news comes as House Republicans are launching an impeachment inquiry into the president and his son in order to seek bank records and other documents.
Two counts against Hunter are linked to him allegedly submitting a form stating that he wasn’t taking illegal drugs when he purchased a Colt Cobra revolver in October 2018.
The third count is related to him unlawfully possessing a weapon while using narcotics.
David Weiss was appointed as special counsel by U.S Attorney General Merrick Garland after negotiations over tax and gun charges fell apart.
Weiss had opened up an investigation into Hunter’s finances back in 2018, before Joe Biden announced his candidacy for president, according to someone familiar with the inquiry.
The two sides had come together on a plea deal which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of failing to pay taxes, with prosecutors suggesting probation as punishment, while dropping the felony charge relating to illegally owning the .38 Special handgun in two years if all terms were met by Hunter.
However, at his court appearance where it was expected to be finalized, Judge Maryellen Noreika raised questions about some details leading to both sides being unable to reach an agreement – leading many Republicans claiming it was a ‘sweetheart deal’.
According to Weiss’s office without this deal they were forced take this case to California or Washington D.C., which also brought up potential different charges being made against Hunter too.