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Joe Biden Breaks Silence On Hunter Biden’s Guilty Verdict

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Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s sole surviving son, was found guilty on all three felony charges stemming from his 2018 firearm purchase. Allegations suggested he provided false information and illegally possessed the firearm due to his alleged drug use at the time.

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Hunter Biden Found Guilty On All Three Counts

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The trial was related to Hunter’s 2018 purchase of a firearm, where the required form asked: “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” and Hunter answered, “No.” However, he was accused of lying on the federal form.

Two counts carry a maximum sentence of 10 years, and one carries a maximum sentence of 5 years. However, as he is a first-time offender and does not have a criminal record, it is unlikely that he will receive the maximum sentence.

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Probation is also a possibility. Hunter is expected to appeal. As per NBC News, the sentencing date will be scheduled at a later time.

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Joe Biden Releases Statement On Son Hunter Biden’s Guilty Verdict

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Moments after the guilty verdict was read, President Joe Biden broke his silence.

“As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today. So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery,” the President said, per CNN.

“As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that,” he added.

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He added, “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.”

Joe Biden also previously affirmed that he would not pardon his son if found guilty.

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America Reacts To Hunter Biden’s Guilty Verdict

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Many Americans took to social media after the news broke, reacting to Hunter Biden’s guilty verdict.

“No one is above the law!” one X user wrote.

“Hunter Biden has been convicted on all three federal felony gun charges,” another wrote. “I know one thing for sure: President Biden isn’t going to pardon him or commute his sentence. Because President Biden believes no one is above the law, not even a president or a president’s son.”

This is something President Joe Biden has previously confirmed.

Hunter Biden Has ‘No Visible Reaction’

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NBC reports that Hunter had “no visible reaction as the verdict was read.” Because the verdict came so quickly, many of Hunter’s family were not in the courtroom at the time.

First Lady Jill Biden entered a holding room after the verdict was read. Some family members were in the elevator when they met with reporters and learned the guilty verdict had already been handed down.

While Hunter seemingly had “no visible reaction,” ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jon Karl spoke to a “close friend” of his, giving the “one-word response of Hunter Biden’s is ‘stunned.’”

The Associated Press reported that the President’s son left the courthouse hand-in-hand with First Lady Jill Biden and his wife. No one spoke to reporters, and they left immediately in SUVs.

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Hunter Biden Will Face Trial Again In September

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Hunter will once again face trial in September for nine federal tax charges, to which he has pleaded not guilty. References to these tax charges were inadmissible in the recent gun trial in Delaware.

It remains to be seen if he will now plead guilty to those charges to avoid another conviction.

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