Hunter Biden: Prosecutors Seek Indictment This Month

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    The Facts

    • On Wednesday, US Dept. of Justice special counsel David Weiss filed a status report signaling the planned indictment for Hunter Biden, the son of US Pres. Joe Biden, which has a Sept. 29 deadline.

    • Weiss, who was appointed as special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden by US Attorney General Merrick Garland, stated in the court filing to US District Judge Maryellen Noreika that the grand jury indictment would be sought under the Speedy Trial Act.


    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    Despite clear evidence that the Biden family's business dealings violated several criminal laws while being embedded in corruption, the DOJ's narrow focus on Hunter Biden's gun offense highlights Weiss and Garland's political motives. The Biden administration continues to pull the strings of the justice system from behind the scenes — stalling, covering up, and failing to recognize publicly-known criminal activities.

    Democratic narrative

    After months of demands for further federal scrutiny into Hunter Biden in the form of a special counsel, Republicans continue to complain following Garland's and the DOJ's attempts at appeasement through the appointment of Weiss. While Republicans continue to fail to provide real evidence of large-scale wrongdoing by the Biden family, the topic seems destined to remain at the tip of many Republicans' tongues as the 2024 election looms ever closer.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 50% chance that Hunter Biden will be indicted before November 5th, 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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