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Unearthed text messages show President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, calling his stepmother and current First Lady Jill Biden a “vindictive moron” and things that are much worse.
The texts show Hunter Biden blasting his stepmother following a family argument in late 2018. In one text he sent to the widow of his brother, whom Hunter Biden was dating at the time, he called Jill Biden “selfish” and “entitled.”
“F*** my stepmother for always being as much of a selfish silly entitled c*** as you,” he wrote to Hallie Biden as their brief relationship deteriorated.
In another text that he sent to his uncle and frequent business partner James Biden, Hunter recalled an argument with Jill in which he blasted her with a barrage of insults, the Washington Examiner reported.
“And you do know the drunkest I’ve ever been is still smarter than you could ever even comprehend and you’re a shut [sic] grammar teacher that wouldn’t survive one class in an Ivy graduate program,” he wrote.
He added: “So go f*** yourself Jill let’s all agree I don’t like you any more than you like me.”
Hunter Biden was charged earlier this week in connection with a gun he purchased in 2018, marking the first time in U.S. history that the Justice Department has charged the child of a sitting president.
Making false statements on a federal firearms form and possessing a firearm as a prohibited person are among the three charges.
It’s an extraordinary turn of events after his original plea deal fell through, and it could set up a dramatic trial in the middle of his father’s reelection campaign in 2024.
“Hunter Biden’s gun-related legal troubles involve a firearm he purchased in October 2018. While buying a revolver at a Delaware gun shop, he lied on a federal form when he swore that he was not using, and was not addicted to, any illegal drugs – even though he was struggling with crack cocaine addiction at the time of the purchase,” CNN reported.
According to the indictment, Hunter Biden “provided a written statement on Form 4473 certifying he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, and any other controlled substance, when in fact, as he knew, that statement was false and fictitious.”
Lying on the ATF form or possessing a firearm as a drug user is a federal crime. The statute of limitations for some of these offenses is set to expire in October, according to prosecutors.
According to court filings, if convicted on all counts, Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison and fines of up to $750,000.
However, defendants rarely receive the maximum penalty, particularly in cases involving nonviolent crimes and an alleged first-time offender.
According to court filings, a federal grand jury in Delaware returned the three-count indictment:
–Count One accuses Hunter Biden of lying on an ATF form when he bought the gun, by falsely swearing that he wasn’t addicted to illegal drugs or using illegal drugs.
–Count Two accuses Hunter Biden of lying to the federally licensed gun dealer in Wilmington where he bought the gun. The alleged lie was related to the same sworn statement on the ATF form.
–Count Three accuses Hunter Biden of illegally possessing the gun while using drugs or being addicted to drugs, which is a federal crime. He possessed the gun for 11 days in 2018.
Abbe Lowell, Hunter Biden’s lawyer, claimed the indictment was the result of political pressure.
“Republicans have been pressuring this US attorney to do something to vindicate their political position. And guess what? They succeeded,” he said.
Lowell claimed an earlier deal they had reached with prosecutors means the gun charges should not be allowed.
“We believe these charges are barred by the agreement the prosecutors made with Mr. Biden,” Lowell said in his statement. “The recent rulings by several federal courts that this statute is unconstitutional, and the facts that he did not violate that law, and we plan to demonstrate all of that in court.”