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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Biden Wouldn't Pardon Son Hunter, To GOP's Dismay

You can end any speculation about a possible Hunter Biden pardon.


Photo Insert: Hunter Biden entered Wednesday's court hearing with an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to two tax charges and avoid prosecution on a gun charge in the criminal case against the president’s son.



The White House ruled out President Joe Biden using his presidential authority to pardon his son Hunter, who is set to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax and gun charges, Joey Garrison reported for USA TODAY.

"No," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday when asked whether there is any possibility Biden would pardon Hunter Biden, putting to rest a theory pushed by conservative critics.



A plea deal in Hunter Biden's criminal case unraveled in Delaware federal court Wednesday after a judge raised concerns about the terms of the agreement, including assurance Hunter Biden's legal team sought immunity from any other criminal charges.


President Biden has given no indication that he planned to pardon Hunter Biden, but that hasn't stopped some on the right from suggesting he might. Former President Donald Trump issued pardons and commutations to multiple political allies including Stephen Bannon and Roger Stone.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

Hunter Biden entered Wednesday's court hearing with an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to two tax charges and avoid prosecution on a gun charge in the criminal case against the president’s son.


But US District Judge Maryellen Noreika would not accept the agreement, raising concerns with its terms and telling both sides she would not be a "rubber stamp."





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