David Weiss, the special counsel handling Hunter Biden’s alleged criminal activity, expects to indict the president’s son on a gun charge by the end of September.
That news comes after the judge handling the case ordered the DOJ to give an update on its timeline.
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The filing includes a lot of details about what dates have transpired and how they play into providing for a speedy trial per the judge’s order. The summary of what it all adds up to is as follows.
Thus, from June 23, 2023, until September 1, 2023, only two days, July 24 and 25, 2023, have elapsed for the purposes of calculating the 30 days within which an indictment must be returned after the execution of a summons. Thus, the Speedy Trial Act requires that the Government obtain the return of an indictment by a grand jury by Friday, September 29, 2023, at the earliest. The Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date. Thus, the Government does not believe any action by the Court is necessary at this time.
Barring some unforeseen delay that the judge would have to sign off on, the DOJ believes it will have an indictment delivered by a grand jury by September 29, 2023. Specifically, the charge mentioned is related to Title 18, United States Code Sections 922 and 924 (and subsections within), which deal with Hunter Biden’s illegal purchase of a firearm while on narcotics.
That is bad news for the president’s son if a vigorous prosecution is pursued. Of all the charges Hunter Biden originally faced, the gun charge was always the most dangerous. That’s what made the awarding of pre-trial diversion in the now-defunct sweetheart plea deal so outrageous. The charge can carry up to 10 years in prison, and it has been typical DOJ policy to pursue at least several years in prison.
Still, there is much speculation surrounding how Weiss and his team will handle the matter. To this point, there is ample evidence that the DOJ was trying to scuttle the pursuit of Hunter Biden (and protect Joe Biden in the process). Has that calculus changed? Given the same players are still in charge, skepticism is more than warranted.
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