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Prosecutors to seek indictment against Hunter Biden

Special counsel David Weiss intends to seek an indictment against President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, relating to gun charges by the end of the month, the Justice Department said Wednesday, according to CNN.

  • Hunter Biden agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges related to his failure to pay income taxes earlier this year, but while standing in court waiting to enter the plea, the agreement fell apart over confusion about a separate gun charge.

“The Speedy Trial Act requires that the Government obtain the return of an indictment by a grand jury by Friday, September 29, 2023, at the earliest.

The Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date,” the special counsel’s office said in Wednesday’s court filing.

Weiss was appointed special counsel in the Biden probe by US Attorney General Merrick Garland last month.

Attorneys for Biden have argued that the diversion agreement, part of the broader plea deal that has now fallen apart, took effect on July 26, when prosecutors signed the document.

  • Weiss’ team has argued that in order for the document to be ratified, it would require the signature of a probation officer — which they say did not happen.

Source: Arutz Sheva