Hunter Biden

( – As if his legal mess hasn’t been shameful enough, scandalous First Son Hunter Biden has committed a new blunder followed by a surrender on his part as he abandoned his attempt to secure a new gun trial.

This decision followed sharp criticism from federal prosecutors, who accused him of a “misunderstanding of appellate practice” and not properly reviewing previous court orders.

At the age of 54, Biden was found guilty on June 11 on three counts of falsely stating his drug addiction status to procure a firearm.

He had initiated a request for a new trial on June 24, arguing that Delaware federal Judge Maryellen Noreika lacked the necessary jurisdiction—or mandate—to oversee the trial due to ongoing decisions in his appeals case.

However, prosecutors, led by special counsel David Weiss, refuted this claim in a document submitted on Monday, The New York Post reports.

They noted that the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia had already authorized Judge Noreika to proceed with the trial, a critical detail Biden and his legal team overlooked.

“[W]hen trial began on June 3, the Third Circuit had already dismissed both of the defendant’s appeals with orders stamped ‘in Lieu of Mandate’ and denied his petition for rehearing,” prosecutor Derek Hines stated.

Hines further criticized Biden’s legal arguments as unfounded, pointing out that both dismissal orders were clearly marked ‘Issued in Lieu of Mandate’ and left no ground to challenge the court’s jurisdiction once non-appealable orders had been contested.

In response, Biden’s chief legal representative, Abbe Lowell, submitted a modest acknowledgment on Tuesday.

“As it appears that the Third Circuit views issuing a certified order ‘in lieu’ of a mandate as compliant with … procedure for shortening the time for issuance of a mandate, Mr. Biden withdraws his motion.”

Hunter Biden has become a significant presence within his father’s administration, especially following a challenging debate between President Biden and Donald Trump on June 27.

He now potentially faces a sentence of up to 25 years, although actual sentencing under federal guidelines may be less severe. Judge Noreika has not yet scheduled a sentencing date.

Recent public opinion reflects significant support for the trial’s outcome, with a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicating that 60% of Americans—and 59% of Democrats—view the verdict as justified, with nearly half advocating for a prison sentence.

Additionally, Hunter Biden is scheduled to stand trial on September 5 in Los Angeles, accused of avoiding $1.4 million in taxes between 2016 and 2019.

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