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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have broken their silence as it pertains to the daughter of Hunter Biden, their granddaughter, Navy.
It came late on Friday in a statement to People Magazine that appeared to many to be devoid of any love or affection for the four-year-old, though it is not possible to know what is in someone’s heart.
“Hunter and Navy’s mother, Lunden, are working together to foster a relationship that is in the best interests of their daughter, preserving her privacy as much as possible going forward. This is not a political issue, it’s a family matter. Jill and I only want what is best for all of our grandchildren, including Navy,” they said.
They have a curious way of showing love. In four years they have never met the child, Hunter has attempted to have his child support lowered, attempted to deny her the Biden name and did not acknowledge she was his until after a paternity test.
Then again, they never mentioned the word “love” in their statement.
A source informed People Magazine that the child support dispute between the child’s mother, Lunden Roberts, and Hunter has dictated how the relationship has been so far.
“You have to remember there were some fairly contentious legal proceedings between Navy’s parents happening until just a few weeks ago. As grandparents, the Bidens are following Hunter’s lead,” the source said. “They are — and have been — giving Hunter and Lunden the space and time to figure things out.”
“Thousands of families have faced similar circumstances, working it out in private, versus the spotlight,” the source said. “At the center is a 4-year-old girl and everyone wants what is best for her, including all of her grandparents.”
This comes after Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal was nixed by a judge.
The anticipated plea deal of Hunter Biden collapsed as both federal prosecutors and the defense could not reach an agreement.
Initially, the judge overseeing the hearing said she had “concerns” about the parties linking the tax plea agreement to a deal for a felony gun charge. Hunter Biden pleaded “not guilty” to all his charges after the judge removed immunity from further prosecutions as part of his proposed plea deal.
“Judge Maryellen Noreika did not accept the plea agreement, questioning the constitutionality–specifically the diversion clause and the immunity Hunter Biden would receive. The judge pressed federal prosecutors on the investigation and questioned whether there was the possibility for future charges, and asked prosecutors if Hunter Biden was currently under active investigation. Prosecutors said he was, but would not answer specifically what the president’s son is under investigation for,” Fox News reported.
“Prosecutors on Wednesday said Hunter Biden pleading guilty to the two misdemeanor tax offenses would not immunize him from future charges. The judge asked whether a potential violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act was under consideration, but prosecutors were tight-lipped on the matter. The judge put the court in recess and asked that federal prosecutors and Biden’s legal team discuss the plea deal, telling the court that they did not appear to be in agreement on the terms,” the outlet reported.
Republican Sen. Josh Hawley told CNN the back-and-forth in court shows the deal was flawed and that more charges could be coming down.
“It’s very telling that the judge intervened here and said basically, ‘No, I’m not going to approve some sweeping blanket deal,’” the Republican from Missouri said. “I mean, that tells you the court has serious concerns about other potential charges here, and also the scope of the deal, which has seemed outrageous from the beginning. This, I think, signals that they’re still very much as potential for prosecution forward.”
It was previously reported said that an official from the Department of Justice claimed there are discussions about postponing finalizing Hunter Biden’s plea deal as scrutiny over what many believe is a slap on the wrist continued, The Daily Mail reported.
Republicans were asking for the judge who had to decide whether or not to accept the plea deal to nix it as questions continued to surround Attorney Merrick Garland and his involvement, if any in the case.