President Biden’s son Hunter, a longtime junkie and a known drug abuser, has been indicted three counts related to an illegal purchase of a firearm and possession while using narcotics. Two of the counts are related to Biden the younger lying on a 4473 background check form when he bought a Colt Cobra revolver and stated that he wasn’t a user of illegal drugs.
The third count is a charge of possessing a firearm while using an illegal narcotic.
As NBC News reports . . .
The historic indictment against the son of a sitting president comes after a plea deal that might have ended a years-long probe into Hunter Biden fell apart and just as House Republicans have launched an impeachment inquiry in an effort to seek bank records and other documents from the president and his son.
The case is being overseen by special counsel David Weiss, who also headed the investigation.
The agreement started to fall apart at the court appearance where it was expected to be finalized after the judge presiding over the case raised questions about some details. “The agreements are not straightforward and they contain some atypical provisions,” U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika noted, including one that could theoretically protect Biden from other tax-related crimes in the same time period.
President Biden, in his more lucent moments, has been less than candid about his son.
The White House has been largely silent on the investigation, but the president defended his son in an interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle on May 5.
“First of all, my son has done nothing wrong,” the president said. “I trust him. I have faith in him.”
Literally no one believes that Hunter Biden didn’t lie on that 4473 form. And as photos and other information on his abandoned laptop have made clear to, well, everyone, he was clearly using drugs while in possession of a firearm.
The gun in the photo above is clearly not a Colt Cobra. The Cobra was apparently the gun his sister-in-law dumped in a trash can in a parking lot across the street from a school. As we’ve asked — and few others seem very concerned with — what happened to all of Hunter Biden’s other firearms. He had, according to text messages, at least five more.
Inquiring minds want to know. But don’t hold your breath waiting for answers.
Meanwhile, it shouldn’t escape your notice that with today’s move, special counsel David Weiss has now charged Biden with the least serious crimes he’s alleged to have committed, and ones that are the least politically embarrassing or inconvenient for his father, who’s ostensibly running for reelection.
And so it goes.