Hunter Biden turns to appeals courts after judges decline to drop charges

Hunter Biden is asking appellate courts in both of his criminal cases to consider dismissing his tax and gun charges, according to court documents.

Biden asked the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to hear his arguments for dismissal after a judge in Delaware denied Biden’s requests to drop three felonies related to a 2018 gun purchase.

Biden had argued to Judge Maryellen Noreika that his charges should be dropped by claiming that a since-withdrawn plea agreement was actually active and had immunized him from being charged; that special counsel David Weiss, who is overseeing Biden’s prosecutions, was inappropriately appointed to his position; and that Weiss violated the separation of powers by charging Biden only after House Republicans demanded that he do so.

Noreika, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, denied
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