Hunter Gets Very Bad News

( – In a tremendous blow to Hunter Biden, an appellate court has declined to dismiss the federal gun charges against him, thus ensuring that the legal proceedings against the scandalous first son will advance to a trial set for June.

A trio of judges from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on Thursday, stating that they did not possess the authority to review the matter at this stage.

Hunter Biden had sought to have the appellate court overturn a prior ruling by the trial judge that mandated the continuation of the case towards trial.

“This appeal is dismissed because the defendant has not shown the District Court’s orders are appealable before final judgment,” the order stated, cited by The Hill.

Hunter Biden’s legal representative, Abbe Lowell, expressed in a written statement that further legal recourse might be pursued.

“In reviewing the panel’s decision, we believe the issues involved are too important and further review of our request is appropriate,” Lowell stated.

In a related development, Judge Maryellen Noreika issued a scheduling order on the same day, confirming June 3 as the start date for the trial and setting additional pretrial deadlines.

This scheduling follows Judge Noreika’s previous refusal to dismiss the gun charges last month, responding to arguments from the president’s son that he was unjustly targeted for political reasons.

Judge Noreika articulated in her decision that Hunter Biden’s defense did not present substantive evidence to substantiate their allegations that external pressures had influenced the special counsel’s decision to proceed with prosecution.

“The pressure campaign from Congressional Republicans may have occurred around the time that Special Counsel decided to move forward with indictment instead of pretrial diversion, but the Court has been given nothing credible to suggest that the conduct of those lawmakers (or anyone else) had any impact on Special Counsel. It is all speculation,” she noted.

Special Counsel David Weiss filed three gun-related charges against Hunter Biden last September, which included two counts of failing to disclose drug use when attempting to purchase a firearm and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm while addicted to a controlled substance.

The first son has pleaded not guilty to all charges following the collapse of a negotiation with the government.

Under the defunct agreement, Biden would have pleaded guilty to two tax offenses in exchange for avoiding a formal gun-related charge under specific conditions, and would have entered a pretrial diversion program related to a gun charge.

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