President Biden blames his reelection campaign for Hunter Biden's guilty verdict

By 
 June 13, 2024

President Joe Biden was one of the first to take a victory lap after former President Donald Trump was convicted on 34 felony charges, saying with authority that the justice system worked as it should. 

That's what made the last few days really awkward in the wake of his son, Hunter Biden, being convicted on three felony gun charges in Delaware.

According to Fox News, the elderly president was already making excuses as to why his son was found guilty -- rather quickly, by the way -- by a jury of his peers, essentially blaming politics for the outcome.

Adding to the awkwardness for the president was the fact that he gave a gun control speech in Washington just hours after his son was found guilty on gun charges.

What's going on?

President Biden believes that his son would have gotten the plea deal that ultimately fell apart if it wasn't for his family being in the political spotlight, blaming his presidential reelection campaign for the extra attention.

A Politico report cited a source who heard the president assert that his son wouldn't have had to face a trial if it weren't for his campaign.

"If I weren’t running for re-election, he would have gotten the plea deal," Politico reported the president said earlier this month.

Fox News noted:

Biden found out about his son's guilty verdict as he was preparing for his remarks on gun violence and headed back to his Wilmington, Delaware, home on Tuesday to be with Hunter, according to Politico.

The president has also said he wouldn't pardon his son.

The elderly president released a statement after his son was found guilty on all three charges.

"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," Biden said.

He added, "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. 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."

Hunter breaks silence

Hunter Biden also released a statement after the verdict praising his family for their support.

"I am more grateful today for the love and support I experienced this last week from Melissa, my family, my friends, and my community than I am disappointed by the outcome. Recovery is possible by the grace of God, and I am blessed to experience that gift one day at a time," he said.

While he faces up to 25 years in federal prison as a result of the verdict, he's not expected to receive that kind of a sentence given that he's a first-time offender.

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