Internet shreds Hunter Biden as he drops new trial bid in gun case after prosecutors blast him for ‘failure to read’ court orders

Internet shreds Hunter Biden as he drops new trial bid in gun case after prosecutors blast him for ‘failure to read’ court orders
First Son Hunter Biden withdraws his bid for a new trial in the federal gun case (Getty Images)

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: First Son Hunter Biden withdrew his bid for a new trial on Tuesday, July 9, following criticism from federal prosecutors for his "misunderstanding of appellate practice" and "failure to read" previous court orders.

Per the New York Post, the 54-year-old was convicted on June 11 of three counts related to lying about his drug addiction to purchase a firearm. He had filed a motion for a new trial on June 24, asserting that Delaware federal Judge Maryellen Noreika lacked jurisdiction over the trial due to pending rulings in his appeals case.

Hunter Biden (Getty Images)
First Son Hunter Biden gave up his request for a new trial (Getty Images)

However, prosecutors from Special Counsel David Weiss’ office highlighted in their Monday response that the Philadelphia-based Third Circuit Court of Appeals had already authorized Judge Noreika to preside over the First Son's case—a detail that Hunter and his legal team had overlooked.

What did prosecutors from Special Counsel David Weiss’ office claim in Monday court filing?

“When 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 in Monday’s filing.

Hines wrote, “While the defendant repeatedly insisted before trial that his appeals divested this Court of jurisdiction, this is the first time he has spun this laughable tale of the mystery of the missing mandates.”

“But both dismissal orders are plainly stamped ‘Issued in Lieu of Mandate’ and provide no basis for this Court to reconsider its earlier rulings with respect to jurisdiction when non-appealable orders are appealed,” the prosecutor asserted.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 10:Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden listens as his lawyer Abbe Lowell speaks to the press outside a House Oversight Committee meeting on January 10, 2024, in Washington, DC. The committee is meeting today as it considers citing him for Contempt of Congress. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
On June 11, Hunter Biden was convicted of three counts related to lying about his drug addiction to buy a firearm (Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, lead Hunter Biden defense lawyer Abbe Lowell filed a brief with an apologetic response, saying, “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.”

The upcoming sentencing of Hunter Biden, a prominent figure in President Joe Biden's administration following the 81-year-old incumbent’s dismal debate outing against former President Trump, has garnered public attention.

Although facing a potential 25-year prison term, it is improbable that the First Son will receive such a severe sentence under federal sentencing guidelines.

The scheduling of the sentencing date by federal Judge Maryellen Noreika is pending.

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Hunter Biden is unlikely to get a lengthy sentence under federal sentencing guidelines when he’s sentenced later this year (Getty Images)

An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll last month revealed that 60% of Americans, including 59% of Democrats, supported the verdict in the Delaware trial, with nearly half concurring that Hunter should serve a prison term.

Additionally, Hunter is set to stand trial in Los Angeles commencing September 5, where he is charged with evading $1.4 million in taxes for the years 2016 through 2019.

Despite Hunter's earlier appeal in that case to the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which federal prosecutors criticized as a “stunt to delay his trial,” was rejected in mid-May.

Internet slams Hunter Biden for dropping his bid for new trial

One X user remarked, "When is this clown going to jail."



 

Another user said, "I’m starting to think Abbe Lowell is a terrible attorney."



 

Another user claimed, "He has to keep daddy in office, so that he will pardon the deadbeat son!!"



 

One X user quipped, "This is the guy advising Joe , makes me feel safe."



 

Another user wrote, "Imagine how helpful he is in the cabinet meetings with ol’Joe."



 

A user tweeted, "The Biden family is a disgusting family! It all starts with the big guy!"



 

 

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