Judge deals Hunter Biden major legal blow in gun charge case, calls his claims of persecution ‘nonsensical’

A federal judge has unequivocally rejected Hunter Biden’s request that the gun charges against him be dismissed.

Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, had argued that his client’s prosecution was politically motivated and that Biden wouldn’t have been charged had he been an average person.

Judge Maryellen Noreika, the same judge who rejected Biden’s sweetheart plea agreement last year, called bull on Friday, arguing in her ruling that it’s “nonsensical” to claim that his prosecution is political when his father is the president of the United States.

“The Executive Branch that charged Defendant is headed by that sitting President – Defendant’s father,” she wrote. “The Attorney General heading the DOJ was appointed by and reports to Defendant’s father. And that Attorney General appointed the Special Counsel who made the challenged charging decision in this case – while Defendant’s father was still the sitting President.”

“Defendant’s claim is effectively that his own father targeted him for being his son, a claim that is nonsensical under the facts here,” she added.

Noreika also rejected a separate claim from Lowell that special counsel David C. Weiss had brought charges against Hunter because of pressure from congressional Republicans.

“Regardless of whether congressional Republicans attempted to influence the executive branch, there is no evidence that they were successful in doing so,” she wrote.

In conclusion, she said that it appeared the prosecution of Biden was 100 percent on the up and up.

“Although Defendant asks this Court to find that the prosecution’s decision to abandon pretrial diversion and proceed with indictment on the three firearm charges only occurred because of Defendant’s political affiliations (or his father’s political affiliations), Defendant has failed to offer ‘clear evidence’ that that is what happened here,” she said.

Moreover, in this case, there appear to be legitimate considerations that support the decision to prosecute,” she added.

Her decision prompted criticism from Biden-worshipping leftists on the social media platform X:

According to The New York Times, if Hunter Biden is ultimately convicted in this case, he’ll face up to 25 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.

The charges stem from what happened in 2018 when Biden lied about his drug use on an application for a pistol.

“In response to a question on the form about whether he was using drugs, Mr. Biden said he was not, an assertion that prosecutors concluded was false,” according to the Times.

Years later in 2023, Biden had been about to accept a sweetheart plea deal in July “that would have allowed him to avoid prosecution if he met certain conditions over a 24 month period,” according to CNN, when the deal suddenly fell apart because of Noreika, a Trump appointee, crying foul over several aspects of it.

She “raised concerns about the parties linking Hunter Biden’s tax plea agreement to the deal on the gun charge and over whether or not a provision in the deal would grant Hunter Biden blanket immunity — meaning that the government would not prosecute more broadly going forward,” ABC News reported at the time.

As a result, the plea deal fell apart.

“Prosecutors have said that the gun agreement is dead along with the rest of the plea agreement that called for Hunter Biden to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax offenses,” ABC News noted.

FYI, the tax offenses are part of a separate, ongoing case against Biden.

“In December, a separate federal grand jury in Los Angeles charged the president’s son with a scheme to evade federal taxes on millions in income from foreign businesses,” according to the Times. “Hunter Biden faces three counts each of evasion of a tax assessment, failure to file and pay taxes, and filing a false or fraudulent tax return.”

Months later in April, Biden tried but failed to dismiss these charges as well by citing the exact same arguments he’d later use to try to get the gun charges dismissed.

“Judge Mark Scarsi turned aside a series of efforts by the younger Biden to scuttle the charges against him, including a claim that the lead prosecutor — special counsel David Weiss — was improperly appointed and that the charges were vindictive and motivated by a pressure campaign from Republicans,” Politico reported at the time.

Vivek Saxena


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