Recently uncovered text messages reveal disparaging comments made by Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden and current First Lady Jill Biden.
In one message sent to the widow of his brother in late 2018, he referred to the First Lady as “selfish” and “entitled.” Furthermore, he referred to her as a “vindictive moron,” among other things.
This incident has brought into question the dynamics of the Biden family.
“F*** my stepmother for always being as much of a selfish silly entitled c*** as you,” he wrote to Hallie Biden as their brief relationship deteriorated.
In another text to his uncle and frequent business partner James Biden, Hunter recounted a dispute with Jill in which he expressed himself in an offensive manner, according to the Washington Examiner.
“And you do know the drunkest I’ve ever been is still smarter than you could ever even comprehend and you’re a shut [sic] grammar teacher that wouldn’t survive one class in an Ivy graduate program,” he wrote.
He added: “So go f*** yourself Jill let’s all agree I don’t like you any more than you like me.”
This week, Hunter Biden was charged in connection with the purchase of a gun in 2018, making it the first time ever that a child of a sitting president has been charged by the Justice Department.
The charges include making false statements on a federal firearms form and possessing a firearm as a prohibited person.
These developments come after his prior plea deal failed to be finalized, potentially leading to an unprecedented trial occurring during his father’s 2024 reelection campaign.
This is truly an extraordinary situation which warrants close attention.
“Hunter Biden’s gun-related legal troubles involve a firearm he purchased in October 2018. While buying a revolver at a Delaware gun shop, he lied on a federal form when he swore that he was not using, and was not addicted to, any illegal drugs – even though he was struggling with crack cocaine addiction at the time of the purchase,” CNN reported.
According to the indictment, Hunter Biden “provided a written statement on Form 4473 certifying he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, and any other controlled substance, when in fact, as he knew, that statement was false and fictitious.”
Prosecutors have confirmed that the statute of limitations for certain federal crimes, including lying on an ATF form and possession of a firearm as a drug user, is set to expire in October.
If convicted on all counts, Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison and hefty fines of up to $750,000; however, given that these are nonviolent offenses and he is an alleged first-time offender, it is unlikely he will receive the maximum penalty.
According to court filings, a federal grand jury in Delaware returned the three-count indictment:
–Count One accuses Hunter Biden of lying on an ATF form when he bought the gun, by falsely swearing that he wasn’t addicted to illegal drugs or using illegal drugs.
–Count Two accuses Hunter Biden of lying to the federally licensed gun dealer in Wilmington where he bought the gun. The alleged lie was related to the same sworn statement on the ATF form.
–Count Three accuses Hunter Biden of illegally possessing the gun while using drugs or being addicted to drugs, which is a federal crime. He possessed the gun for 11 days in 2018.
Abbe Lowell, Hunter Biden’s lawyer, claimed the indictment was the result of political pressure.
“Republicans have been pressuring this US attorney to do something to vindicate their political position. And guess what? They succeeded,” he said.
Lowell claimed an earlier deal they had reached with prosecutors means the gun charges should not be allowed.
“We believe these charges are barred by the agreement the prosecutors made with Mr. Biden,” Lowell said in his statement. “The recent rulings by several federal courts that this statute is unconstitutional, and the facts that he did not violate that law, and we plan to demonstrate all of that in court.”