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President Biden says he won’t pardon son Hunter, supports jury decision

June 14, 2024 3:07 AM IST

U.S. President Joe Biden reiterated on Thursday (June 13) that he would not pardon his son Hunter, who was convicted this week of lying about his drug use to buy a gun in 2018.

“I will abide by the jury decision,” Biden said. “I will not pardon him.”

Biden made the comments during a press conference alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on the sidelines of G7 summit in Italy.

On Tuesday (June 11), a 12-member jury convicted Biden’s son Hunter Biden of lying about his drug use to illegally buy a gun in 2018, making him the first child of a sitting U.S. president to be convicted of a crime.

The trial followed the May 30 criminal conviction of Republican former President Donald Trump, the first former U.S. president to be found guilty of a felony.

SOURCE: REUTERS

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