Shutdown's shadow, Biden's speech and arguing the case: Takeaways from the House impeachment hearing
House Republicans repeatedly used the word “brand” at their opening impeachment inquiry as a shorthand to allege that Hunter Biden was selling access to his family’s power and connections when he pursued lucrative business dealings.
Why the power of a US attorney has become a flashpoint in the Hunter Biden case
House Republicans have grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland about the Justice Department investigation of Hunter Biden in a contentious hearing that delved into aspects of the criminal justice system that typically play out long before the case enters a public courtroom.
Prosecutors in the Hunter Biden case deny defense push to keep gun charge agreement in place
A legal showdown over the derailed plea deal for Hunter Biden is continuing as prosecutors assert that an agreement on a gun charge is dead along with the rest of the deal as the case makes a major shift into a special counsel investigation.
Hunter Biden's lawyers say gun portion of plea deal remains valid after special counsel announcement
Hunter Biden’s attorneys are pushing to keep part of a plea deal they reached with the prosecutor whose new status as special counsel intensified the tax investigation into the president’s son ahead of the 2024 election.
Appeals court rules against longstanding drug user gun ban cited in Hunter Biden case
A federal appeals court has ruled that drug users shouldn’t automatically be banned from having guns, marking the latest sign of upheaval in the nation’s firearm legal landscape and raising questions about a law cited in the case against Hunter Biden.
Hunter Biden sold 'illusion of access' to his father, former business partner tells Congress
Hunter Biden’s former business partner has testified to Congress that President Joe Biden was never directly involved in their financial dealings, even though Hunter would often put his famous father on speakerphone to impress clients and business associates.
What's next for Hunter Biden in court and Congress after his plea deal derails
The unraveling of Hunter Biden’s plea agreement has thrust his criminal case into uncertain waters and given new fodder to Republican critics in Congress as they push ahead with investigations into the president’s youngest son.
Hunter Biden's plea deal on hold after federal judge raises concerns over the terms of the agreement
The plea deal in Hunter Biden’s criminal case unraveled during a court hearing Wednesday after a federal judge raised concerns about the terms of the agreement that has infuriated Republicans who believe the president’s son is getting preferential treatment.
What to know about Hunter Biden's plea deal in federal tax and gun case
The announcement that federal prosecutors have reached a plea deal with President Joe Biden’s son Hunter over tax and gun charges marks the likely end of a five-year Justice Department investigation that has dogged the Biden family.
Hunter Biden will plead guilty in a deal that likely averts time behind bars in a tax and gun case
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter will plead guilty to federal tax offenses and avoid a full prosecution on a separate gun charge in a deal with the Justice Department that likely spares him time behind bars.
Hunter Biden seeks federal probe of Trump allies over laptop
A lawyer for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, has asked the Justice Department to investigate close allies of former President Donald Trump and others who accessed and disseminated personal data from a laptop that a computer repair shop owner says was dropped off at his Delaware store in 2019.
Biden says getting COVID-19 vaccine 'gigantically important'
President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. In a TV town hall Wednesday night in Cincinnati, Biden pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again.
Hunter Biden details lifelong addiction struggle in memoir
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Hunter Biden arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. ___Before meeting his future wife in California, Hunter Biden cycled through addiction, rehab and sobriety all while managing to have a family and career as a lawyer and lobbyist. Everybody was outside now.”To end the scene, Hunter Biden agreed to check into a facility in Maryland. After she dropped him off, Hunter Biden writes, he called an Uber, told the staff he’d return in the morning and then checked into a hotel near Baltimore’s airport. Hunter Biden was kicked out of the U.S. Navy Reserve after he failed a drug test.
Jill Biden sees teachable moment in the depths of a pandemic
(Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, File)WATERFORD, Pa. – Jill Biden sees a teachable moment in the depths of the coronavirus pandemic. She's still teaching, virtually from the White House, and pining for the day she can go back to the classroom. Jill Biden quickly set her agenda as first lady by highlighting all three of her longtime causes in her first weeks. ___There apparently are no incognito errand runs for Jill Biden. Ad___After Jill Biden released a photo of herself at the counter of The Sweet Lobby, the boutique bakery wasn't the only thing that became an instant hit.
Judge rejects Rep. Devin Nunes defamation suit against CNN
A defamation lawsuit Rep. Nunes brought against CNN was tossed out by a Manhattan judge on Friday, Feb. 19. Scott Applewhite, File)NEW YORK – A defamation lawsuit U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes brought against CNN was tossed out by a Manhattan judge on Friday. The Nunes lawsuit said Parnas was telling lies to try to get immunity. In court papers, CNN lawyers said Nunes and his staff had declined to comment prior to publication on whether Nunes had met with a Ukrainian prosecutor. "In his rush to sue, however, Rep. Nunes overlooked the need first to request a retraction."
2 impeachment trials, 2 escape hatches for Donald Trump
Together the two impeachment trials Trump faced illustrated his ability to escape consequences for actions that even many Republicans denounced. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON – Donald Trump's first impeachment trial centered on a phone call Americans never heard with the leader of a country very far away. Trump's second impeachment trial was a steroidal sequel centered on the rage, violence and anguish of one day in Washington. The Senate acquitted Trump on a 57-43 vote Saturday, well short of the 67 needed to convict him. To many Republicans in Congress, Democrats were merely impeaching Trump for being Trump.
Justice Dept. seeks resignations of Trump-era US attorneys
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department will ask U.S. attorneys who were appointed by former President Donald Trump to resign from their posts, as the Biden administration moves to transition to its own nominees, a senior Justice Department official said Monday. But the U.S. attorney overseeing the federal tax probe involving Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, will remain in place. The Justice Department has been investigating the finances of Hunter Biden, including scrutinizing some of his Chinese business dealings and other transactions. Hunter Biden confirmed the existence of the investigation in December after a round of subpoenas was issued in the case. CNN first reported that the Justice Department was seeking the resignations.