Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, may be facing criminal prosecution after negotiations over a possible plea agreement broke down, according to the newly appointed U.S. David Weiss, the case’s special counsel, said on Friday.
Before this, the U.S. Weiss, the federal prosecutor in charge of the case, was given special counsel status by Attorney General Merrick Garland, which would give him more freedom to carry out his probe.
In a recently published article from Reuters, regarding unsubstantiated allegations that Biden benefited from his son’s business endeavors, Republicans in Congress have vowed to open an impeachment investigation. Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, was the target of criminal tax and firearm charges brought by Weiss in June, but a federal judge rejected a suggested plea agreement.
The two parties are at a standstill, according to Weiss, who stated in a court filing on Friday that a trial is likely.
Weiss was first selected for the U.S. 2019 saw the start of an investigation of Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, by Republican President Donald Trump’s attorney for Delaware. He was permitted to continue working under the Biden presidency. He has greater freedom thanks to his status as special counsel than federal prosecutors typically have.
It is unclear whether the nomination of Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, is a result of Republican political pressure or whether it foreshadows a larger inquiry into his financial operations that may result in additional criminal charges. Garland stated that Weiss will write a report once his work is complete, and the Justice Department will make as much of it accessible to the public as possible.
Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, was accused by Weiss of neglecting to pay taxes in 2017 and 2018 as well as illegally possessing a handgun while abusing illegal substances.
In an article published by Inquirer, a bargain that would have allowed Biden to admit guilt to the tax charges while avoiding the weapons accusation was rejected by a federal judge in July.
One accuses Trump of trying to overturn his loss to Biden in the 2020 presidential election, and the other claims that he improperly took sensitive government documents with him when he left the White House and fought to prevent authorities from recovering them.
As the two prepare for a potential rematch in the 2024 presidential election, Trump has also regularly brought Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, to malign him.