Hunter Faces 21 Months in Prison for This

( – The legal challenges facing Hunter Biden have intensified, with prosecutors indicating that he could face 15 to 21 months in prison if convicted on gun charges.

Special counsel David Weiss and senior assistant special counsel Derek E. Hines have responded to claims by Biden’s defense that he has been unfairly targeted due to his family name.

The prosecution’s argument centers on the severity of Biden’s actions, particularly his self-admitted cocaine use, which they assert makes his case more serious than similar instances involving firearm possession and false statements on gun background checks.

Highlighting the gravity of the situation, Hines revealed that the pouch used by Biden for storing his firearm tested positive for cocaine residue, underscoring the prosecution’s stance on the recklessness of his actions.

Biden, indicted on two counts of making false statements for gun purchase and one count of possessing a firearm as an unlawful drug user, faces potential maximum sentences that are unlikely to be fully realized, but the suggested 15-21 months reflect the serious nature of the charges.

The defense, led by attorney Abbe Lowell, has argued that the prosecution is politically motivated and selectively targets Biden due to his relation to Joe Biden. They assert that similar cases would not have led to charges under these circumstances, emphasizing the short duration Biden owned the firearm, which was never loaded or fired. However, the prosecution counters this narrative, detailing Biden’s drug use and the evidence provided in his memoir, which they argue bolsters their case and highlights the deterrence value of a potential prosecution.

This case also brings renewed attention to the controversial handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop, initially dismissed by some as disinformation. The FBI and IRS criminal investigators have authenticated the laptop’s contents, which were found to be consistent with evidence from Biden’s Apple iCloud account, revealing messages and photos indicative of his drug use during the relevant period.

The Delaware State Police’s handling of the firearm and related materials, including the cocaine-dusted pouch, has also come under question.

The lack of earlier action by state authorities is a point of contention, especially given the pouch’s evidence value, which wasn’t recognized until the FBI’s involvement.