New gun charges filed against Hunter Biden

September 17, 2023
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World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Hunter Biden, long facing criminal counts for allegedly lying on a federal form that is required when individuals buy guns, was set earlier this summer to get a sweetheart deal where federal prosecutors would give him a diversion program and drop the criminal case.

That collapsed when a judge questioned an apparent blanket immunity provision, and now Biden is facing three counts related to the incident in which he claimed not to have been a user of illicit drugs when he bought the weapon.

He later provided evidence against himself when he wrote in a book that he was, in fact, a user at that time.

Now a report at Fox News confirms he's been indicted.

"Biden was charged with making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm; false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer; and one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance," the report explained.

The failed deal had come from prosecutor David Weiss before he was made "special counsel" on the issue. The plan had been for Hunter Biden to plead guilty to two misdemeanors and get a diversion program and in return escape liability for a long list of tax charges for failing to pay taxes on millions in income, and a felony gun charge.

CNBC reported the charges are in U.S. District Court in Delaware.

Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney general, handed Weiss the "special counsel" designation after the failed deal.

The investigation of Hunter Biden was begun in 2018, and concerned charges he took in millions of dollars in income and never paid taxes on the money. He also is accused of lying on a routine federal form when he applied to buy a handgun.

Republicans, pointing out that others facing the same charges have ended up in jail, called it a "sweetheart" deal, and a U.S. district judge rejected it because it could have been interpreted to prevent Hunter Biden from facing any future charges regarding other crimes.

Among those, WND has reported, could be charges he acted as a foreign agent without registering, as required by law.

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