The Justice Department has filed charges against Hunter Biden, the son of sitting President Joe Biden. This marks the first time in U.S. history that such charges have been filed against the child of a sitting president.
Hunter Biden has been indicted on three gun-related charges. The charges include making false statements on a federal firearms form and possessing a firearm as a prohibited person. These charges are connected to a gun he purchased in 2018.
Previously, Hunter Biden had reached an agreement with Special Counsel David Weiss to resolve the matter without charges. However, this deal fell apart over the summer due to scrutiny from a federal judge and after a related tax deal unraveled.
As the legal proceedings unfold, it remains to be seen how this will impact the Biden administration.