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Biden Makes Decision On Hunter’s Pardon

President Biden Declares No Pardon for Hunter Biden if Convicted

In an interview with ABC News’ David Muir on Thursday, President Joe Biden firmly stated that he will not issue a pardon for his son, Hunter Biden, if he is convicted. This declaration comes amidst Hunter’s ongoing trial on three felony gun charges, which could result in a sentence of up to 25 years in prison if he is found guilty.

Context and Significance

Hunter Biden is accused of making false statements on a form when purchasing a gun in 2018 and possessing a firearm while using a narcotic. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The case has been emotionally taxing for the Biden family, with different family members expected to testify for both the prosecution and defense.

Interview Highlights

The interview took place during President Biden’s trip to Normandy to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. When asked directly if he would rule out issuing a pardon for his son, Biden responded, “yes.” He emphasized his commitment to accept the trial’s outcome, stating, “I intend to accept whatever outcome of the trial.”

Biden’s Support for His Son

Despite the legal troubles, President Biden has expressed his unwavering support for Hunter. Earlier in the week, as the trial commenced, he issued a statement expressing his “boundless love” for his son. However, the president made it clear that this personal support does not extend to interfering with the judicial process.

Legal Developments

Hunter Biden’s legal team had attempted to negotiate a plea deal before his indictment, but the proposed agreement fell through. The charges he faces are serious, with significant legal consequences if he is convicted. The trial and its outcome are being closely watched, given the high-profile nature of the case and its potential implications for the Biden family.

President Biden’s stance on not issuing a pardon underscores his commitment to the rule of law and the independence of the judicial process, even when it involves his own family. This decision reflects a broader principle of allowing the legal system to operate without presidential intervention.

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