The gun charges against Hunter Biden, a relatively minor issue given the evidence of influence-peddling by the family that has been developed by investigators in Congress, now apparently is President Trump's fault.
That's according to filings by Hunter Biden's lawyers, who are demanding Trump and other Trump administration officials be subpoenaed in the case.
The dispute was thought to be over at one point, with a plan for Biden to be assigned to a diversion program in order to have the charge dropped. He's accused of lying on a form when he purchased a handgun that he was not under the influence of drugs.
In fact, he explained in his own book how that was a time period when he routinely was high.
But that earlier plea agreement over the count fell apart, and now Biden's attorney, Abbe Lowell, is claiming the investigation into that offense arose only because of "incessant, improper, and partisan pressure."
Biden also wants subpoenas for former Attorney General Bill Barr, former acting Deputy AG Richard Donoghue and former acting AG Jeffrey Rosen.
Fox News said the court filing charged, "The initial investigation was born out of a wider probe into Mr. Biden’s taxes and foreign business dealings. Public reporting reveals certain instances that appear to suggest incessant, improper, and partisan pressure applied by then President Trump to Messrs. Rosen, Donoghue, and Barr in relation to an investigation of Mr. Biden."
A three-count indictment later replaced the original charges that had been the subject of the proposed plea agreement.
He's accused of lying on the form that gun purchasers must sign stating they are not under the influence of drugs.
He bought the revolver in 2018, and in his book describes how he was addicted at the time.
The court filing insists, "Mr. Biden seeks specific information from three former DOJ officials and the former president that goes to the heart of his defense that this is, possibly, a vindictive or selective prosecution arising from an unrelenting pressure campaign beginning in the last administration, in violation of Mr. Biden’s Fifth Amendment rights under the Constitution."
His trial on the indictment is set for sometime after January 2024.
Fox reported, "He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted on all charges. He faces one count of making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm; another of making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer; and one other count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance."
The report explained, "This summer, Biden agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges and would have also avoided prosecution on the gun charges had he stayed out of trouble for two years. It was the culmination of a yearslong investigation by federal prosecutors into the business dealings of the president's son, and the agreement would have dispensed with criminal proceedings and spared the Bidens weeks of headlines as the election loomed. But the deal fell apart after a judge raised several questions about the arrangement."
Just the News said the demand for subpoenas was given to U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika.
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