In a desperate move, Hunter Biden’s legal team has requested the judge handling his Delaware firearm case to issue a subpoena for President Trump and various officials from the Trump administration.
Lawyers for Hunter Biden have asked a federal court in Delaware to approve subpoenas for Donald Trump, William P. Barr, and other former Justice Department officials, as Biden fights gun charges by seeking to show the probe was politically motivated. https://t.co/8iY8aMeTGc— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 15, 2023
Abbe Lowell, Biden’s attorney, argues that the investigation into Joe Biden’s son was prompted solely by “incessant, improper, and partisan pressure.”
Furthermore, Biden is requesting subpoenas of former Attorney General Bill Barr, former acting Deputy AG Richard Donoghue, and former acting AG Jeffrey Rosen.
From Fox News:
“The initial investigation was born out of a wider probe into Mr. Biden’s taxes and foreign business dealings, ” the request reads. “Public reporting reveals certain instances that appear to suggest incessant, improper, and partisan pressure applied by then President Trump to Messrs. Rosen, Donoghue, and Barr in relation to an investigation of Mr. Biden.”
“Mr. Biden seeks specific information from three former DOJ officials and the former President that goes to the heart of his defense that this is, possibly, a vindictive or selective prosecution arising from an unrelenting pressure campaign beginning in the last administration, in violation of Mr. Biden’s Fifth Amendment rights under the Constitution,” it continued.
Trump’s legal team has yet to respond to Biden’s move. The others named in the request have also yet to respond.
Biden’s gun crimes trial is not set to begin until after January 2024. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted on all charges. He faces one count of making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm; another of making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer; and one other count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.
This summer, Biden agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges and would have also avoided prosecution on the gun charges had he stayed out of trouble for two years. It was the culmination of a yearslong investigation by federal prosecutors into the business dealings of the president’s son, and the agreement would have dispensed with criminal proceedings and spared the Bidens weeks of headlines as the election loomed.
But the deal fell apart after a judge raised several questions about the arrangement.
🚨BREAKING: DOJ moves to dismiss Hunter Biden tax charges to file in new venue, rendering Hunter Biden plea deal null and void pic.twitter.com/7WUv24Yg99— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 11, 2023