President Biden Will Not Pardon Son Hunter Biden if Convicted

Jimmy Williams

President Joe Biden confirmed in an interview with ABC News on Thursday that he will accept the jury’s decision in his son Hunter Biden’s criminal trial and will not use his presidential power to pardon him if convicted.

Biden made these statements during an interview with ABC News anchor David Muir in Normandy, where he was attending a service commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day, a significant event in World War II history.

When asked if he would rule out a pardon for his son, who faces three federal gun-related charges in Delaware, Biden responded simply, “Yes.” He also affirmed that he would accept the jury’s decision, stating “Yes,” to the question of whether he would respect the trial’s outcome.

The White House has previously indicated that Biden would not use his pardon power in this case. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated in December, “I’ve been very clear; the president is not going to pardon his son.”

Hunter Biden is also set to face a federal trial on tax charges in September. Presidents can grant pardons in federal cases but not in state cases.

In a statement issued when the trial began on Monday, President Biden expressed his personal feelings, saying: “As the President, I don’t and won’t comment on pending federal cases, but as a Dad, I have boundless love for my son, confidence in him, and respect for his strength. Our family has been through a lot together, and Jill and I are going to continue to be there for Hunter and our family with our love and support.” The First Lady, Jill Biden, has attended the trial alongside Hunter Biden’s wife, Melissa Cohen-Biden, and other family members.

During the ABC interview, Biden also criticized former President Donald Trump for refusing to accept a New York jury’s guilty verdict on 34 counts of falsifying business records. Trump called the case “rigged” and accused it of undermining the rule of law.

“He got a fair trial. The jury spoke,” Biden said, emphasizing the importance of respecting the judicial process.

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