When questioned by the press on Friday if President Biden would pardon his son Hunter, who is facing nine criminal charges in a federal tax evasion case, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that Biden will not pardon Hunter’s charges.
“Nothing has changed. That is still the case,” Jean-Pierre said when asked whether Biden will pardon Hunter.
“I mean, the president has said this before, and he will continue to say, which is that he loves his son and supports him as he continues to rebuild his life. And I’m going to be really careful to not comment on this and refer to Department of Justice or my colleagues at the White House counsel. But that’s what I’m going to – I’m not going to go beyond telling you all what the president has said over and over again. He’s proud of his son, and he is building his life back,” Jean-Pierre said.
Hunter Biden and wife Melissa are spotted visiting church in LA a day after he’s indicted for nine tax crimes
Hunter Biden was seen visiting church today – the day after he was indicted for nine tax crimes, spending millions on prostitutes, drugs and a lavish lifestyle instead of paying his IRS debts.
DailyMail.com photographed the First Son and his wife Melissa attending a function at St Mary’s, an Episcopal church in the Palms area of Los Angeles on Friday.
Beau Jr. was taken to the church in a people carrier driven by a Secret Service agent with at approximately 9.30am. About an hour later, Hunter and Melissa joined in another agent-driven SUV.
But the First Son may need more than a few ‘Hail Mary’s’ and ‘Our Father’s’ to absolve him of the crimes alleged in Special Prosecutor David Weiss’ indictment filed in Los Angeles Thursday evening.
Hunter is accused of spending hundreds of thousands on ‘drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing’, and even deducting a $10,000 sex club membership fee as a business expense.
With the evidence piling up for these latest California charges that could land him up to 17 years in prison, as well as gun crime charges he faces in Delaware, rumored further charges for illegal foreign lobbying, and a juggernaut Congressional probe into his shady overseas business dealings, all the prayers in the world may not help Hunter now.
Hunter had previously begun to engage in the Catholic tradition of confessing his sins by striking a plea deal with prosecutors earlier this year.
But after the deal collapsed when prosecutors refused to give him blanket immunity for other crimes in July, he has now ended up charged with three felonies and six tax misdemeanors for tax evasion, filing false returns, and failure to pay taxes on time.
The rector at St. Mary’s, the Rev. Paul Daniels, is a Yale Divinity school graduate, and is ‘completing a PhD in Systematic Theology from Fordham University with a focus in liberation theologies, mysticism, black studies, and queer studies,’ according to the church’s website.
Trump-appointee will oversee Hunter Biden’s tax evasion case
A Trump-appointed judge is set to oversee Hunter Biden’s tax evasion case as the First Son faces nine new charges filed by the Justice Department on Thursday.
Judge Mark Scarsi, an appointee of the former President Donald Trump, has been assigned the case which alleges Hunter was involved in a four-year $1.4m tax evasion scheme.
All nine charges relate to tax, including two felony charges for filing a false return, a felony charge for tax evasion, four failure to pay charges, and a further two charges for failure to file. The charges span the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 tax years.
Prosecutors allege President Joe Biden‘s son spent millions on an ‘extravagant lifestyle’ while avoiding paying taxes for years. The Justice Department says Hunter faces up to 17 years in prison.
The 53-year-old is also facing up to 25 years in prison on felony gun charges in Delaware in the second trial that could have a devastating impact on his father’s 2024 campaign.