Hunter Biden Was Just Found Guilty and Donald Trump Is Likely Angry

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June 11, 2024 Topic: Politics Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: Donald TrumpJoe Biden2024 ElectionHunter BidenMAGA

Hunter Biden Was Just Found Guilty and Donald Trump Is Likely Angry

The best thing that could have happened for Trump would have been Hunter Biden being acquitted, and the Trump team likely knows it.


The jokes are already being made: Hunter Biden could share a jail cell with former President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, the deeply troubled son of President Joe Biden was convicted on all three felony charges for his purchase of a handgun while abusing crack cocaine in 2018.


Prosecutors had argued that the younger Biden lied on a mandatory form at the time of the purchase, stating that he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs.

A sentencing date has not been set, but Hunter Biden now faces up to 25 years in prison – for lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false claim on the application by suggesting he wasn't a drug user, and then for illegally possessing the firearm for 11 days.

However, it is unlikely he will receive the maximum sentence. As a first-time offender, he could even receive probation. His attorney said they will "continue to vigorously pursue all the legal challenges available," The Associated Press reported, but there seems to be little ground for an appeal. President Joe Biden, who had previously said he would respect the judicial process and said he would not issue a pardon, on Tuesday, reaffirmed his stance.

"Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that," the president said via a statement.

What It Means for Joe Biden

The biggest worry for Democrats may be the toll it takes on 81-year-old President Joe Biden, who has been concerned with his son's health and ability to stay clean. It was reported that throughout last year, the elder Biden was deeply worried about the legal jeopardy Hunter was facing, and the situation won't improve with the conviction.

Hunter Biden still faces a separate trial in California this September for failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes.

Could the Hunter Biden Verdict Hurt Donald Trump?

Hunter Biden's conviction comes less than two weeks after former President Donald Trump was found guilty on felony charges in New York for falsifying business records to conceal a hush-money payment to an adult film star. Trump and his supporters have maintained that his case was politically motivated and that it was a "rigged" trial, with a rigged jury and "unfair" judge.

Hunter Biden too has argued his indictment on the gun charges was an attempt to hurt his father's chances in the November election, but now it could actually help Joe Biden's chances. With Hunter also being convicted, it could make it harder for Trump and his allies to suggest that the justice system is impartial.

In fact, Trump already tried to downplay the significance of the verdict.

"This trial has been nothing more than a distraction from the real crimes of the Biden Crime Family, which has raked in tens of millions of dollars from China, Russia and Ukraine," Trump campaign national press secretary Karoline Leavitt said in a statement to Fox News. "Crooked Joe Biden's reign over the Biden Family Criminal Empire is all coming to an end on November 5th, and never again will a Biden sell government access for personal profit."

The best thing that could have happened for Trump would have been Hunter Biden being acquitted, and the Trump team likely knows it.

Author Experience and Expertise: Peter Suciu

Peter Suciu is a Michigan-based writer. He has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers, and websites with over 3,200 published pieces over a twenty-year career in journalism. He regularly writes about military hardware, firearms history, cybersecurity, politics, and international affairs. Peter is also a Contributing Writer for Forbes and Clearance Jobs. You can follow him on Twitter: @PeterSuciu. You can email the author: [email protected].