Most people were stunned when Hunter Biden was initially indicted on a federal gun charge. No one thought that would happen. When Hunter’s sweetheart plea deal actually fell apart, he and his legal team had to go back to the drawing board. How could they explain Hunter signing a form to purchase a gun when he was clearly high on crack? His legal team thinks they’ve come up with the perfect excuse: Hunter was experiencing a momentary burst of sobriety right when he signed the form to purchase the gun!
Regular people whose last name is not “Biden” go to prison for committing the same crime that Hunter allegedly committed. People on drugs are not allowed to purchase firearms, and they are supposed to attest that they’re not on drugs by signing a federal form. Hunter signed his form to purchase a revolver in 2018.
As the indictment alleges, Hunter certified on the form “that 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.”
In a sudden shift from the official story that they were telling until as recently as last year, Hunter miraculously recovered in 2018. Hunter’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, now claims that he was out of rehab when he signed the form. This differs from the story in Hunter’s book, the story peddled by the entire mainstream media, and the story that Joe Biden himself told on camera many times.
When everyone started questioning why Hunter Biden was collecting an $80,000-a-month salary from a corrupt Ukrainian gas firm, the media insisted that Hunter was an expert wheeler and dealer. His peculiar form of genius was simply sought after by companies around the world. That’s just how good Hunter Biden was.
When it became obvious that Hunter Biden was actually acting as the bagman for his father’s alleged global influence peddling and bribery scheme, the excuse suddenly became that Hunter was bravely battling drug addiction. Hunter wrote a book about his experiences, which reviewers pointed to in order to declare how brave he was. One review declared that it was “an astonishingly candid and brave book about loss, human frailty, wayward souls, and hard-fought redemption.”
Did we mention that Hunter Biden was brave through all this?
The addiction that Hunter Biden was battling was the excuse for why foreign governments were wiring tens of millions of dollars to Hunter through 20 shell companies that had been set up in Joe and Jill Bidens’ names. If you brought up the money, you were considered rude and mean for mentioning that. Didn’t you know Hunter was bravely battling drug addiction?
Hunter wrote in his book about the time in 2018 (when he signed the gun form), “Drinking a quart of vodka a day by yourself in a room is absolutely, completely debilitating” much like “smoking crack around the clock.”
We’ll take his word for that.
The media embraced the Hunter-Biden-was-brave-and-battling-an-addiction narrative well into the 2020 election season, after Hunter’s laptop had become a liability to Joe’s presidential campaign. Hunter’s book clearly states that he was still an addict in 2019. Joe Biden has stated that his son remained an addict through 2019.
But he had a moment of sobriety when he signed the gun form in 2018? Like many of the stories told by the Biden family, this one seems to be a bit malleable, depending on its usefulness. We’ll see if the judge and jury fall for it.