The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that special counsel David Weiss plans to seek an indictment against President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, for firearms charges by the end of the month.
Hunter Biden had previously made a bargain to avoid prosecution on a weapons possession charge in exchange for fulfilling certain requirements over the course of 24 months. Since his courtroom plea deal collapsed, the fate of the firearms transaction has been uncertain.
According to the Speedy Trial Act, the government must have a grand jury issue an indictment no later than Friday, September 29, 2023. In a court filing, the special counsel’s office stated its intention to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date.
Biden’s legal team is also planning to file a response today.