According to new reports, in recent weeks, President Joe Biden has found himself grappling with mounting nervousness as his son, Hunter Biden, faces a slew of legal troubles. Here’s the whole story.
“Dead before His Son’s Case Would Be Resolved”
The 53-year-old’s indictment on federal gun charges in Delaware has cast a shadow over the Biden family.
Sources close to the president have revealed that he and First Lady Jill Biden are increasingly resigned to the fact that Hunter’s legal woes may escalate in the near future.
One source reported that President Biden has openly expressed fears “that he might be dead before his son’s case would be resolved.”
In the White House, “everybody walks around on eggshells in the West Wing,” one source said.
“Every day, this president wakes up and thinks about his deceased son [Beau] and probably cries every day. And the weight of [Hunter’s legal troubles] is equally emotionally taxing,” former Jill Biden press secretary Michael LaRosa said.
Fiercely Protective Parents
Michael LaRosa noted that the Bidens are fiercely protective of Hunter.
Hunter Biden’s legal entanglements have been a source of concern for several years.
His troubles include purchasing a firearm while grappling with addiction to cocaine and facing two misdemeanor tax charges for failing to pay over $100,000 in taxes on income exceeding $1.5 million in both 2017 and 2018.
The most recent development in Hunter’s legal saga centers on his indictment in Delaware, where he stands accused of providing false information about his drug use during a federal background check when purchasing a Colt Cobra revolver in 2018.
A Proud Dad
If convicted, he could potentially face a maximum prison sentence of 25 years.
Hunter’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, has contested these charges, attributing them to “Republicans’ improper and partisan interference in this process.”
“But a prosecutor, with all the power imaginable, bending to political pressure presents a grave threat to our system of justice,” Lowell said.
Throughout this tumultuous period, the White House has consistently denied that President Biden has engaged in any wrongdoing related to his son’s legal issues.
When questioned about Hunter’s troubled past, the president has chosen to focus on the positive aspects, saying, “It impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him.”
“Greed Is His Achilles Heel”
Several social media users shared their thoughts on the incident.
One user wrote, “So he is just staying alive to cover Hunter?”
Another user added, “I think Biden may be more worried that his son’s activity may result in both of them going to jail. I have no use for corrupt politicians of any party and the Biden family may be the worst of my 70-plus years.”
A third user commented, “It would be more accurate to say that while in prison, Joe will not make it to the end of his sentence like Hunter will.”
A fourth user wrote, “Biden made a good living in the Govt. for 50 years but that wasn’t enough, greed is his Achilles heel.”
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Source: OK Magazine