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President Joe Biden Comments On Hunter Biden's Possible Guilty Verdict

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on June 6, 2024 at 6:00 PM EDT

President Joe Biden, 81, has previously commented on his son's, Hunter Biden, 54, gun trial, saying he has "boundless love for my son."

Hunter Biden, the president's only surviving son, is on trial in Delaware as he faces three felony charges related to his firearm purchase in 2018. Specifically, he is accused of making false statements and illegally possessing the firearm due to his alleged drug use at the time.

While President Joe Biden previously released a statement on Hunter Biden's trial, he is once again speaking out about a possible guilty verdict.

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President Joe Biden Breaks Silence On Hunter Biden's Trial

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Earlier this week, President Joe Biden released a statement on Hunter Biden's trial.

“As the President, I don’t and won’t comment on pending federal cases, but as a Dad, I have boundless love for my son, confidence in him, and respect for his strength," he said, per NBC. "Our family has been through a lot together, and Jill and I are going to continue to be there for Hunter and our family with our love and support.”

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Will President Joe Biden Pardon His Son?

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President Joe Biden sat down with ABC's David Muir to discuss Hunter Biden's gun trial in an interview published on Thursday.

When asked if he would accept the outcome of his son's trial, the President of the United States said, "Yes." He also said "yes" when Muir asked if he would rule out a pardon for his son.

This is something the White House has previously stated. “I’ve been very clear; the president is not going to pardon his son,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in December, per CNN.

81-year-old Joe Biden was also asked about former President Donald Trump's recent trial outcome, where he was found guilty on 34 counts related to "hush-money" payments.

"He's trying to undermine it," Biden told Muir. "He got a fair trial. The jury spoke."

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Donald Trump Found Guilty

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As previously reported by The Blast, Trump was on trial relating to a 2016 hush money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. On Thursday, May 30, 2024, the jury delivered a historic guilty verdict, making Trump the first President to be convicted of a felony.

The former President blamed the Biden Administration for the outcome following the verdict.

"We don’t have the same country anymore. We have a divided mess. We’re a nation in decline, serious decline, millions and millions of people pouring into our country right now from prisons and from mental institutions, terrorists, and they’re taking over our country," he told media outside of the courtroom. 

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"This was done by the Biden administration in order to wound, to hurt an opponent. A political opponent," the 77-year-old continued. "And I think it's just a disgrace, and we'll keep fighting, we'll fight till the end, and we'll win because our country has gone to hell. We don't have the same country anymore, we have a divided mess."

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Hunter Biden Goes To Trial

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President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, is currently on trial following a four-page indictment accusing him of providing false information on paperwork for purchasing a Colt Cobra revolver in 2018.

The Washington Post reports that the documents allege Hunter falsely claimed he was not addicted to or using illegal drugs, despite knowing this statement to be untrue.

The form that Hunter was required to fill out asked: “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” Hunter marked “no.” However, it is believed he was utilizing drugs at the time of purchase.

The jury selection was completed on Monday, and the 12 jurors, including a substitute teacher, a former Secret Service employee, and several gun owners, are currently listening to multiple witnesses and testimonies relating to the case.

Hunter's trial comes six years after cocaine, believed to belong to the President's son, was found in the White House.

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Joe Biden's Son Faces Nine Federal Tax Charges

Hunter Biden seen at Trial in Wilmington, DE

In addition to the gun trial, President Joe Biden's son is also facing nine federal tax charges -- unrelated to the current case.

The federal tax charges come from the Central District of California in a second indictment brought by Weiss' office. Federal prosecutors allege he engaged in a "four-year scheme" to avoid paying at least $1.4 million in federal taxes.

References to these tax charges are not admissible in his gun trial in Delaware, and he has pleaded not guilty to them.

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