Hunter Biden, son of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, will declare himself innocent on the three criminal charges he faces, related to purchasing a gun in 2018.
The information was provided by his legal team, in a letter addressed to the judge responsible for the case, Christopher Burke, in the federal court of Delaware, cited by the BBC.
In the same letter, lawyer Abbe Lowell also asks that Hunter Biden be able to present himself remotely before the courts, to “minimize an unnecessary burden on government resources and disruption to the courthouse and city center.”
Joe Biden’s son was indicted last week for possessing a gun while using illegal drugs, allegedly lying to be able to buy it. If convicted, he could face a prison sentence of up to 25 years.
As explained by the BBC, the accusations date back to October 2018, when Hunter Biden suffered from problems related to drug use, after the loss of his brother Beau, as he himself has publicly admitted.
Despite having admitted to addiction in the past, Hunter Biden denies that he was using illegal drugs at the time of purchase.
By pleading not guilty, the case could go to trial, which means that the process would coincide with the campaign for the 2024 presidential elections, in which Joe Biden is running for re-election.
Today, Republicans in the US House of Representatives scheduled the first hearing of President Joe Biden’s impeachment inquiry for September 28th.
The hearing is expected to focus on “constitutional and legal issues” surrounding allegations of Biden’s involvement in his son Hunter’s business dealings outside the United States, according to a spokesperson for the House of Representatives oversight committee (lower house). .
Republicans, led by lower house Speaker Kevin McCarthy, have argued in recent weeks that Biden’s actions since he was vice president show a “culture of corruption” and that his son used the “Biden brand” to promote business deals with clients. foreigners.
The spokesperson also said that Republican Congressman James Comer, chairman of the oversight committee leading the impeachment inquiry, plans to issue subpoenas for the personal and business banking records of Hunter Biden and the President’s brother, James Biden, “as early as this week “.
The White House classified these efforts by Republicans in the House of Representatives, as the 2024 presidential elections approach, as “extremist politics at its worst”.
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