President Biden vows not to pardon Hunter if he's found guilty

 June 7, 2024

Now that Hunter Biden is facing trial related to federal gun charges, President Joe Biden is being asked whether or not he's considering using his power to pardon his son, should he be found guilty. 

According to a recent admission, the president said he's not considering such an action, though many do not believe the authenticity of the message due to the likely outcome of the case in which Hunter Biden is acquitted because of who he is.

He faces "three felony counts related to a 2018 gun purchase and possession of the gun while using narcotics."

Prosecutors in the case believe he lied on his federal background check forms when purchasing the gun.

What's going on?

President Biden has weighed in on former President Donald Trump's trial, saying that the jury made the decision and that it should be respected, so naturally now that his son is in the hot seat, the media and Americans in general want to know if he'll stand by that assertion if his son is convicted.

ABC News host David Muir asked the elderly president point blank in a recent interview if he'll respect the outcome of Hunter Biden's trial, no matter what that may be.

"Yes," Biden said.

The outlet noted:

He was then asked if he would rule out the possibility of pardoning his son if found guilty, to which Biden again replied, "Yes," affirming that he would not use his executive privilege to exonerate his son. Presidents can issue pardons for federal crimes.

The message echoed a similar promise from the White House last December.

President Biden expressed his feelings for his only living son prior to the start of the trial on Monday.

"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." He added, "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," the president said.

What's next?

A number of witnesses have already testified in the prosecution's case, though legal experts have offered mixed feelings on the potential outcome at this point.

As stated earlier, many do not believe that Hunter Biden will be charged because of who he is.

Only time will tell if President Biden sticks to his word in the instance that his son is ultimately convicted.


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