DC bar association seeks to suspend Hunter Biden’s law license following felony conviction

The mandatory bar association of Washington, D.C., on Monday filed to suspend Hunter Biden’s law license following his conviction on felony charges of lying on a gun application.

The D.C. Bar asked an appeals court to punish Biden under Rule XI, which requires his immediate suspension once the court is notified he committed a “serious crime” – defined as including any felony. The president’s son was found guilty last week of lying about his drug use on a background check and lying about having a gun while using or addicted to drugs, which he refuted. The appeals court will have a proceeding to determine whether the crime was “serious.”

Biden expressed gratitude for his support network following the conviction.

I am more grateful today for the love and support I experienced this last week from Melissa, my family, my friends, and my community than I am disappointed by the outcome,” he said. “Recovery is possible by the grace of God, and I am blessed to experience that gift one day at a time.”

Special Counsel David Weiss, who led the investigation into Biden, argued the case was about decisions he made while addicted to drugs.

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.”

Biden was previously addicted to crack cocaine and became the focus of several headlines surrounding his actions during that time over the past decade. In December, he was indicted on charges of tax evasion, filing a false return and failure to pay. That trial begins in September.

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