HUNTER BIDEN’s gun pouch tested for cocaine last year after his sister-in-law turned lover tossed it in trash

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
 – Federal prosecutors alleged in a scathing response to US first son, Hunter Biden's attempt to dismiss weapons charges against him, that his gun pouch was loaded with cocaine in October 2018.

Five years after Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover Hallie Biden dumped Hunter’s firearm in a trash can behind a grocery store in Delaware, FBI officials have now revealed some damning information after they re-examined the pistol.

Agents removed the sealed Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver from a state police vault to photograph the weapon sometime last year and found white powder on the pouch that held the weapon, a court filing from special counsel David Weiss revealed.

“An FBI chemist subsequently analyzed the residue and determined that it was cocaine,” the 52-page document read.

“To be clear,” the prosecution motion added, “investigators literally found drugs on the pouch where the defendant had kept his gun.”

Weiss’ team was responding to a motion to dismiss the gun charges filed by Hunter Biden’s lawyers last month.

In the rebuttal, Weiss’ team recounted the evidence they had to confirm that the troubled first son was using illicit drugs at the time he completed a background check to buy the pistol and stated he was not addicted to any illicit substance, committing a federal crime in the process.

At another point in the rebuttal, prosecutors referenced the 53-year-old Hunter Biden’s 2021 memoir “Beautiful Things” in which he “made countless incriminating statements about his years-long drug usage.”

“The defendant’s choice to sell a book containing these admissions not only made the government’s case against him stronger but also increased a potential prosecution’s general deterrence value,” Weiss’ team wrote.

Prosecutors noted that Hunter Biden ploughed ahead with writing the book after he was made aware that local authorities had recovered the weapon from an elderly man who was sorting recyclables from the trash can and that there was an ongoing federal investigation into the matter.

They also pointed to messages, including ones Hunter exchanged with Hallie, who had discarded the weapon about 11 days after he bought it.

Hunter Biden’s legal team, led by attorney Abbe Lowell, has claimed Weiss caved to “political pressure” by bringing the firearm charges in Delaware.

This past July, Hunter Biden was poised to enter a jail-free plea agreement for two misdemeanour counts of willful failure to pay taxes and enter a diversion program for the felony federal firearms charge.

But the deal imploded during a dramatic courtroom hearing once it became clear to the first son’s attorneys that the deal was not meant to provide blanket immunity from prosecution for other offences.

A month later, Weiss, the Delaware US Attorney, was granted special counsel status by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Hunter is now facing three federal gun-related felony charges over the ordeal.

Additionally, he has three felony and six misdemeanour counts pending against him in Los Angeles for allegedly evading $1.4 million in taxes between 2016 and 2019.

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