The special counsel investigating Hunter Biden informed a judge that he planned to indict the president’s son by later this month.
U.S. Attorney David Weiss wrote in a court filing that the government planned to seek the indictment before September 29.
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It was not immediately clear what charge or charges Biden would face, but the prosecutors’ filing suggested that it was related to a felony gun charge.
Biden pled not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges at a court hearing in July, after plans for a plea agreement with prosecutors fell apart. As part of that agreement, Biden also was to enter a diversion program in lieu of the gun charge.
Biden’s legal team also wrote in a filing that their client “has been following and will continue to follow the conditions of “the diversion agreement,” which the U.S. Attorney’s Office agreed and signed and informed the Court on July 20, 2023 that the Probation Office had agreed to and had recommended be put into effect.” But in his filing, Weiss said that the plea agreement and diversion agreement were withdrawn.
Last month, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Weiss as special counsel in the case.
House Republicans have indicated that they may open an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden over his son’s business dealings, even though there is a lack of substantiated evidence in the case.
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