Biden Speaks Out On Son’s Legal Troubles

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( – During a public speech in San Francisco, President Biden expressed his pride in his son, Hunter Biden, who recently reached a plea deal on federal tax charges. When a reporter shouted a question about Hunter Biden, the president responded with a smile, stating that he is “very proud” of his son, echoing a statement previously made by the White House.

According to reports, Hunter Biden is expected to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax. The U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, David C. Weiss’ office, revealed that Hunter Biden failed to pay the income tax due for two years, despite owing more than $100,000 in federal income taxes annually. Additionally, Hunter Biden will enter into a pretrial diversion agreement for a separate felony charge related to the possession of a firearm as an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

President Biden’s speech in San Francisco focused on artificial intelligence and his administration’s commitment to seizing opportunities and managing risks in that field. Although there may be questions from reporters regarding his son’s plea deal, President Biden continued with his scheduled speech. Afterward, he attended two campaign events before leaving San Francisco.

In response to the charges, the White House issued a statement earlier in the day. White House spokesperson Ian Sams expressed the President and First Lady’s love and support for their son, noting that they continue to stand by him as he rebuilds his life. The statement also mentioned that there would be no further comments from the White House on the matter.

Hunter Biden’s attorney, Chris Clark of Clark Smith Villazor, stated that his client had reached agreements with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, effectively resolving the five-year investigation. Clark explained that Hunter would take responsibility for two instances of misdemeanor failure to file tax payments on time, as outlined in the plea agreement. Additionally, there will be a separate firearm charge subject to a pretrial diversion agreement. Clark emphasized Hunter’s recognition of the importance of accepting responsibility for these mistakes made during a challenging period in his life, and his commitment to recovery and moving forward.

President Biden is currently intensifying his 2024 campaign, with four fundraisers scheduled in the area since his arrival on Monday.

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