Hunter Biden conviction about ‘illegal choices’ not addiction: Prosecutor

Special counsel David Weiss said Tuesday that the guilty verdict in the Hunter Biden gun case was about the first son’s “illegal choices” and not his drug addiction.

Weiss, the prosecutor leading the case against President Joe Biden’s son, made a brief statement after Hunter Biden was found guilty on all three charges related to a 2018 gun purchase. The special counsel argued the two themes for the case made by the prosecution were the younger Biden’s “illegal choices and the rule of law.”

“While there has been much testimony about the defendant’s abuse of drugs and alcohol, ultimately, this case was not just about addiction — a disease that haunts families across the United States, including Hunter Biden’s family,” Weiss said.

“This case was about the illegal choices defendant made, while in the throes of addiction,
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