The lawyer representing Hunter Biden said the federal gun indictment filed against Joe Biden’s son were politically motivated by MAGA Republicans.
On Thursday, Hunter was indicted on a federal gun charge out of Special Counsel David Weiss’ investigation.
Biden was charged with the following:
Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm.
False statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer.
One count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.
Lowell said the gun indictment against Hunter Biden was partisan political interference by MAGA Republicans
“As expected, prosecutors filed charges today that they deemed were not warranted six weeks ago following a five-year investigation into this case.,” he said in a statement.
“The evidence in this matter has not changed in the last six weeks, but the law has, and so has MAGA Republicans’ improper and partisan interference in this process,” he added.
Lowell was referring to a decision by a federal appeals court in New Orleans declaring that drug use alone should not prevent someone from obtaining a firearm.
However, the decision is not binding in the case because the court’s decision does not apply to Delaware.
Hunter Biden would plead guilty to failing to pay more than $2 million in taxes on foreign income.
The plea deal also required Hunter Biden to admit to a gun offense that would be expunged after he entered into a diversion program and completion of probation.
However, the deal fell apart after scrutiny from U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika, who raised questions about an immunity provision.
Judge Noreika questioned whether the provision could protect Hunter Biden from other tax crimes.
But Lowell insisted the agreement remains in effect.
“We believe these charges are barred by the agreement the prosecutors made with Mr. Biden, the recent rulings by several federal courts that this statute is unconstitutional, and the facts that he did not violate that law, and we plan to demonstrate all of that in court,” he said.