Hunter Biden Found Guilty On All Counts In Federal Gun Case

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Hunter Biden, the president’s son, was convicted on a federal charge of gun crimes relating to a 2018 incident in which he allegedly lied on a federal firearms application. The conviction attracted unprecedented national media attention.

The case centered on Biden’s completion of the form as part of a federal background check related to the purchase of a firearm, in which he answered no to the question ‘Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance?’

Prosecutors claimed Biden’s denial was false, and that any denial would have been false given previous documented issues with substance abuse, CNN reports.

After a week-long trial, the jury returned guilty verdicts. The prosecution’s evidence centered on testimony and documents that detailed Biden’s long history of using drugs and argued that he signed the form knowing it was a lie, all to obtain a gun.

The defense tried to present Biden’s actions as part of a long pattern of conduct that was typical of an addict, and they outlined his efforts to get clean.

Hunter Biden’s lawyers said they were ‘disappointed by the verdict but remain confident in his innocence and look forward to the next stage of this process’.

The White House avoided commentary on the merits of the case, saying only that the administration ‘respects the grand jury process and the work of the prosecutors in Delaware’. ‘The president believes everyone is entitled to due process and appropriate safeguards against abuse of power,’ a spokeswoman said.

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