Hunter Biden plans to plead not guilty in felony gun case


Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, leaves Wilmington, Del., after an appearance in court on Wednesday, July 26th, 2023.

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The son of President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, leaves the courtroom after an appearance on Wednesday, July 26th, 2023 in Wilmington, Del.

Julio Cortez/AP

Hunter Biden, son of the president, will plead not guilt to three felony counts related to illegally owning a weapon, according to a recent court filing. Biden was indicted with two counts for knowingly making false claims when he purchased a firearm that he wasn’t an illicit user or addicted to any stimulant or narcotic drugs. The third charge is illegal possession of firearms, which he purchased in 2018. Special counsel David Weiss filed the charges after a plea agreement with federal prosecutors failed. Abbe Lowell, Biden’s lawyer, revealed Tuesday that the son of President Joe Biden plans to plead guilty. She requested to hold the first court hearing in this case via videoconference. Lowell says that it would be “significant” for the government to have Biden travel from California to Delaware to attend this hearing. She also argues the logistics and financial burdens of the security measures. Federal prosecutors object to this request. The hearing date to hear Biden’s plea has yet to be scheduled.