Friday, June 7, 2024

House Impeachment Probe Leaders Ask DOJ to Charge Hunter, James Biden With Lying to Congress; Hunter Biden ‘chose to lie’ About Drug Use to Buy Gun, Feds Say; Defense Claims He was Pushed Into Sale

House impeachment probe leaders ask DOJ to charge Hunter, James Biden with lying to Congress:
Republicans heading up the House impeachment inquiry into President Biden’s alleged corruption asked the Justice Department Wednesday to bring charges against first son Hunter Biden and first brother James Biden for allegedly lying to Congress.
James, 75, and Hunter, 54, repeatedly involved their powerful relative in foreign business relationships, including in countries where he held sway during his eight-year vice presidency — and Republican committee leaders say the lies were meant to derail tleads that pointed back to the president.
“Hunter Biden and James Biden made provably false statements to the Oversight Committee and the Judiciary Committee about key aspects of the impeachment inquiry, in what appears to be a conscious effort to hinder the investigation’s focus on President Joe Biden,” the Republicans wrote.
“The nature of these false statements is not lost on the Committees: every instance implicates Joe Biden’s knowledge of and role in his family’s influence peddling.”
James Biden allegedly lied by denying that his brother met in May 2017 with business associate Tony Bobulinski in Los Angeles.
Bobulinski had worked with Hunter and James on a multimillion-dollar venture with Chinese state-linked CEFC China Energy.
“I could have been there just with Tony Bobulinski. I could have been there with Hunter as well. But my brother was never there,” James testified Feb. 21, in what the House leaders called “a clumsy attempt to protect” the president. --->READ MORE HERE
Hunter Biden ‘chose to lie’ about drug use to buy gun, feds say; defense claims he was pushed into sale:
Federal prosecutors argued Tuesday that Hunter Biden “chose” to lie about his drug addiction to obtain a gun, telling a jury in the first son’s hometown that “no one is above the law” — while the defense argued their client was pushed into buying a lethal weapon.
“It doesn’t matter who you are or what your name is,” prosecutor Derek Hines said in his opening statement. “The defendant Robert Hunter Biden chose to illegally own a firearm. He was a user of crack and a drug addict. He chose to lie.”
Hines said Hunter, 54, deliberately fibbed on a federal form used for background checks by claiming he wasn’t in thrall to controlled substances when he bought the Colt Cobra .38-caliber revolver on Oct. 12, 2018, when in fact he was in the throes of a crack cocaine addiction.
On that day, the Biden son had driven his dad’s Cadillac to an AT&T store in Wilmington with plans to buy himself a phone, when he saw the gun store — StarQuest Shooters & Survival Supply — across the street and decided to go inside, Hines said.
“Because he lied, Mr. Biden was able to walk out with a revolver, speed loader and ammunition,” the prosecutor went on.
Federal Judge Maryellen Noreika previously ruled that prosecutors don’t have to prove that the first son was high when he filled out the gun application form.
The younger Biden owned the shooter for 11 days and orchestrated meetings with drug dealers during that time, Hines claimed, even arguing that Hunter had introduced Hallie Biden — his sister-in-law-turned-lover — to crack cocaine.
In the days after the gun purchase, the prosecutor said, Hunter sent texts to Hallie saying he was “waiting for a dealer” and had been “sleeping on a car smoking crack.”
On Oct. 23, 2018, Hallie found the revolver inside the center console of the younger Biden’s unlocked Ford F-150 Raptor, which had the windows rolled down and drug paraphernalia inside, Hines said. --->READ MORE HERE
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