Hunter Biden, age 53, is at the heart of a political storm as House Republicans conduct an impeachment inquiry against his father.
The impeachment inquiry is centered on alleged ties between Hunter Biden’s business activities and his father’s policies during the time that Hunter Biden’s father served as vice president from 2009 to 2017.
He is the first kid of a current president of the United States to be charged with a crime and face criminal prosecution. Last Monday, prosecutors charged him with three counts linked to his lying about using illicit drugs when purchasing a firearm.
These charges are related to this lying about using illegal drugs. A plea agreement concerning tax and weapons charges negotiated earlier between Hunter Biden and the prosecuting attorneys was unsuccessful.
IN THIS CONTEXT
* On Thursday, the court received an indictment that contained three separate criminal counts linked to the possession of firearms.
* The allegations ensure that legal drama will play an outsized role in the 2024 presidential campaign of the United States of America as the president seeks reelection in what is likely to be a rematch with his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, who has four upcoming criminal trials of his own.
* For years, the younger Biden has been the target of continuous attacks from Trump and his Republican friends, who have accused him of misconduct about various issues, including Ukraine and China. These accusations have been made against him.
* Hunter Biden has documented his difficulties with substance misuse in public and has worked as a lobbyist, lawyer, investment banker, and artist. He has also discussed his struggles in the past.