Hunter Biden tri­al to test president’s loy­al­ty to inde­pen­dent judi­cial sys­tem

Hunter Biden trial to test president’s loyalty to independent judicial system

Hunter Biden‘s Delaware gun tri­al is bring­ing into focus Pres­i­dent Joe Biden‘s stal­wart defense of the Depart­ment of Jus­tice ahead of the 2024 gen­er­al elec­tion in Novem­ber.
Joe Biden entered office in 2021 vow­ing not to weaponize the Jus­tice Depart­ment against his polit­i­cal allies, as he has accused for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump of doing in the past.
But his son’s gun tri­al, the first of two fed­er­al tri­als Hunter Biden will face before Novem­ber, could test that com­mit­ment and com­pli­cate his cam­paign against Trump, who was con­vict­ed in the New York hush mon­ey case on 34 counts last week. Hunter Biden is the first child of a sit­ting pres­i­dent to become a crim­i­nal defen­dant.
Mul­ti­ple vet­er­an Demo­c­ra­t­ic strate­gists told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er that they don’t expect Hunter Biden’s legal issues to move the nee­dle come Novem­ber, nor do they expect Joe Biden to uti­lize exec­u­tive author­i­ty to save his son if found guilty in either mat …