Hunter Biden Indicted: A First for a President’s Child. What’s Next?


FILE - President Joe Biden, and his son Hunter Biden arrive at Fort McNair, Sunday, June 25, 2023, in Washington. Hunter Biden has been charged with felony gun possession. A federal indictment filed in Delaware says Biden lied about his drug use when he bought a firearm in 2018 while struggling with addiction to crack cocaine. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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In a historic legal development, Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has been indicted on federal charges, marking the first time a sitting president’s child faces legal scrutiny of this magnitude.

The three counts against Hunter include lying on a federal gun purchase form, misleading a licensed gun dealer, and illegal possession of a firearm due to drug addiction. These charges stem from a 2018 incident where Hunter stated he did not use illicit drugs to purchase a firearm.

As President Biden considers re-election in 2024, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Republicans are already rallying, launching an impeachment inquiry tied to Hunter’s business activities that they feel President Biden benefited from when he was vice president.

Democrats, however, contend that the scrutiny is politically motivated.

President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden arrives for a court appearance, Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

If convicted, Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison, though maximum sentences for first-time non-violent offenders are rare.

With the original plea deal now off the table, the future remains uncertain for the president’s son.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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