Court Filing Reveals New Details In Hunter Case
A recent court filing has revealed that the FBI found cocaine last year in Hunter Biden’s gun pouch, a discovery that is crucial to the criminal charges he currently faces.
This information was disclosed in briefs filed by Special Counsel David Weiss with the U.S. District Court in Delaware, urging Judge Maryellen Noreika to reject Biden’s December motions on various grounds.
According to the filing, investigators found a white powdery substance in Biden’s brown leather gun pouch, which they believed to be cocaine. This discovery is significant as it supports incriminating statements made by Biden in his 2021 memoir and messages obtained by investigators, which showed him buying and using drugs in October 2018. His lawyers have not yet commented on the matter.
The court filing states that in 2018, FBI investigators pulled sealed evidence from the state police vault to photograph Biden’s firearm. Upon opening the evidence, they discovered the white powdery substance on the gun pouch in which Biden had kept his weapon.
This finding raised suspicions that the defendant had been using drugs during this time, which would corroborate his own statements and messages collected by investigators. A chemist later confirmed that the substance was indeed cocaine, further strengthening the prosecution’s case against Biden.
Biden, the youngest son of President Joe Biden, has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of lying about his drug use when he purchased the firearm in question. He kept the gun for 11 days before returning it. Biden has publicly acknowledged his struggles with addiction during this period, and his lawyers maintain that he did not break any laws. These recent charges come after a plea deal with federal prosecutors collapsed, leading to a full-blown criminal trial.
According to sources familiar with the matter, Hunter Biden has been under investigation for possible tax violations and his financial dealings with foreign entities. The gun-related charges are just the latest in a string of legal troubles for Biden, who has been in the public eye due to his high-profile family.
The current case against him has raised questions about Hunter’s business dealings and potential conflicts of interest during his father’s presidency. The White House has maintained that President Biden is not involved in his son’s legal matters, and will leave it up to the courts to decide.
Hunter Biden’s defense team has pushed back against the drug charges, citing his struggles with substance abuse and claiming that he did not lie on the required background check form when purchasing the firearm. However, prosecutors argue that Biden was aware of his drug use and knew he should not possess a firearm, making any statements he made during the purchase process false. His attorneys continue to fight the charges and are attempting to suppress evidence obtained by investigators, claiming it was illegally obtained.
As the case moves forward, it raises important questions about the intersection of substance abuse, mental health, and criminal justice. Many are also questioning the potential consequences of Hunter Biden’s actions, given his prominent family and public profile.
Whatever the outcome of the trial may be, it serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggles and consequences of drug addiction, as well as the importance of honestly disclosing information when purchasing firearms. Judge Maryellen Noreika will hear arguments on Biden’s motions on March 16th, and a trial is currently set for April.