Hunter Biden’s legal team is seeking to subpoena Donald Trump, as well as several officials associated with his administration, in an effort to prove that outside pressure by the former President prompted an investigation that led to his gun charges.
President Joe Biden’s son was indicted on three felony charges for falsifying information on a background check to purchase a firearm.
A Politico report in March 2021 indicated that Hunter responded “no” to a question on a Firearms Transaction Record that asks, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”
He bought the weapon in October of 2018.
Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve after failing a cocaine test and has an open and well-documented history of drug use, some of which was captured on video from his infamous laptop.
The First Son’s legal team asserts that Trump “improperly and unrelentingly” pressured the Justice Department to investigate his actions to advance “partisan ambitions.”
If convicted, Biden faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
BREAKING: Hunter Biden wants to subpoena Donald Trump and Bill Barr as part of his defense against federal gun charges. He claims the DOJ is being biased against him and Republicans are interfering in the prosecution by investigating his foreign business dealings @DailyCaller pic.twitter.com/AeOe5dFOSe
— James Lynch (@jameslynch32) November 15, 2023
Hunter Wants to Subpoena Trump
Axios reports that Hunter’s defense team is using the subpoenas to ask for materials that would “help determine whether charges against (him) were brought because of partisan political reasons.”
Prosecutions are considered infrequent for Hunter’s alleged gun crime, and the Politico report acknowledged as much.
“Lying on the form is a felony,” they reported at the time, “though prosecutions for it are exceedingly rare.”
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Hunter’s legal team wants materials covering the period from the start of Trump’s first term to the present day. Those materials include communications along with “personal records, including diaries and memoranda.”
This is beyond insane. For a free country, we have a stupid political system.https://t.co/FMnlCO7og4
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) November 15, 2023
DOJ Forced To Investigate After Whistleblower Testimony
From a legal aspect, the necessity of Hunter’s team obtaining subpoenas for Trump and his team seems quite specious.
When the investigation of Hunter’s tax and gun crimes dragged on for five years, his lawyers didn’t argue about unfair political pressure. Critics contend the hope was to run out the clock until a Democrat administration could step in.
And political pressure was certainly never mentioned when they accepted a sweetheart plea deal that would have avoided jail time for the crime.
That arrangement eventually fell through in dramatic fashion, culminating with the news that Attorney General Merrick Garland had to appoint a special counsel to investigate the case. Garland was appointed by and serves under President Biden.
🚨 “Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty to multiple criminal charges”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 20, 2023
Additionally, there is significant evidence that shows that all of the so-called pressure to investigate Hunter from Trump had little to no effect on the prosecution.
In fact, Special Counsel David Weiss reportedly didn’t plan to charge the President’s son at all, until whistleblowers came forward with claims that the DOJ was meddling in the case.
The New York Post reported just over two months ago that Weiss originally “was willing to conclude the investigation without even as much as a plea deal” until IRS whistleblowers came forward and “accused the Justice Department of interfering.”
After being publicly exposed for their favoritism, the DOJ – Biden’s DOJ – was forced to act.
If anything, the truth pressured the Justice Department into action. Perhaps that’s where the subpoenas should be directed.
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