Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, is facing escalating legal challenges. His lead defense attorney, Christopher Clark, requested to be removed from the case on August 15.
Hunter’s failed plea deal promised him immunity from future charges. And with its collapse, Clark anticipates being called as a witness in future proceedings.
The DOJ claimed it has been investigating Hunter for 5 years. But the US Congress Oversight Committee has found a litany of possible charges from the same laptop evidence and follow-up with banks.
So far, U.S. Attorney David Weiss has only charged Hunter with a gun felony charge carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years. And stemming from claims that he lied on a federal form about his crack cocaine use to illegally purchase a firearm. He was also facing charges of failure to pay Federal taxes on time in 2017 and 2018.
Hunter’s tax charges were dismissed after his so-called ‘sweetheart’ plea deal dramatically fell through.
After the collapse of the deal earlier this month the judge dismissed the tax charges in Delaware, so new charges could potentially be brought in California or Washington DC.
Last week Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Weiss as a special counsel to oversee the investigation he has already been running. Regardless Hunter Biden’s legal situation is likely to intensify.