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Biden says he won’t pardon son if he’s convicted at trial

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President Joe Biden said in an interview Thursday he would not pardon his son, Hunter Biden, if he’s found guilty of criminal federal gun charges

Biden says he won’t pardon son if he’s convicted at trial

When asked by interviewer David Muir of ABC if he would rule out pardoning Hunter Biden, the president said, “Yes.”

He also affirmed he would accept the outcome of the trial, currently underway in Delaware.

The courtroom proceedings have delved into a painful moment for the Biden family, as Hunter was struggling with drug addiction in the aftermath of his brother Beau’s death.

First lady Dr. Jill Biden attended the trial before traveling to France to join her husband for D-Day commemoration activities.

The White House had said previously that Biden would not pardon his son.

“I’ve been very clear; the president is not going to pardon his son,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in December.

The president’s son is accused of illegally purchasing and possessing a gun while abusing or being addicted to drugs, a violation of federal law.

He pleaded not guilty to the three charges, though he’s been open about his struggles with alcohol and crack cocaine addiction. The charges were brought by special counsel David Weiss.

It’s the first time in US history that the child of a sitting president has been on trial.

 

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