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Special Counsel Weiss to indict Hunter Biden by ‘Friday, September 29’



A court filing confirmed Special counsel David Weiss plans to indict Hunter Biden on gun charges by the end of September. “The Speedy Trial Act requires that the Government obtain the return of an indictment by a grand jury by Friday, September 29, 2023, at the earliest,” a status report document on Hunter Biden’s case from the Department of Justice read. “The Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Weiss to serve as special counsel to the ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden, “free of standard Department of Justice oversight” reports National Review. Prior to the announcement, federal prosecutors said in a court filing that the revised deal had fallen through and that a future trial was likely.

In August, district judge Maryellen Noreika dismissed two outstanding misdemeanor tax charges against Hunter Biden after a request from federal prosecutors. The unprecedented move set the stage for additional charges.

Also last month, Hunter’s former lawyer Christopher Clark withdrew from the case due to the possibility that he could be called to testify in the near future. “It appears that the negotiation and drafting of the plea agreement and diversion agreement will be contested, and Mr. Clark is a percipient witness to those issues,” Biden’s legal team wrote, according to court filings. “It is inadvisable for Mr. Clark to continue as counsel in this case.”

National Review explains the history of Hunter’s legal woes:

Under the initial plea deal Noreika later rejected, Hunter was to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax violations and submit to a pre-trial diversion agreement to avoid a felony gun charge in exchange for broad immunity from future prosecution. The gun charge stemmed from his alleged lying on a federal form when buying a handgun in 2018 when he was an admitted drug user.

Noreika challenged the terms of the deal in court, noting that the broad immunity prosecutors offered Hunter was unprecedented. The judge’s remarks triggered federal prosecutors to pull the original deal and offer a more narrow agreement.

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