Joe Biden is facing growing legal and political jeopardy every day.
Criminal investigations and impeachment inquiries are closing in, but not just for him, but also his son Hunter.
And now a legal expert revealed the one mistake Joe Biden made that could land him in hot water.
Special counsel David Weiss indicted Hunter Biden on three charges relating to Hunter Biden purchasing a firearm in 2018 and allegedly lying on the federal background check form about not being addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time of the purchase.
The timing of the indictment was suspicious.
Back in July, a federal judge rejected a sweetheart plea deal Weiss cut with Hunter Biden to provide a get-out-of-jail-free card in exchange for Hunter Biden pleading guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges, and the gun charges would go away in a pretrial diversion program.
It was obvious to all that the point of the deal was to provide Hunter Biden immunity from prosecution in any investigations into illegal foreign lobbying, which effectively shutdown any criminal probes that could implicate Joe Biden.
The judge blowing up the plea deal forced the Department of Justice’s hands, and Weiss indicted Biden on the gun charges, the one crime Hunter Biden stood accused of that didn’t lead to Joe Biden.
No one thinks Joe Biden is going to let his only surviving son spend one day in prison.
George Washinton Legal Professor Jonathan Turley said that could present a dilemma for Biden to pardon Hunter Biden before the 2024 election.
Turley argued that the only way for Biden to get away with pardoning Hunter Biden before Election Day is to announce his resignation in conjunction with the pardon.
If Biden pardoned his son prior to the vote, then the voters would surely punish him at the ballot box.
“If the President was not intending to run for re-election, he could pardon his son and admit that this was an abuse of the power and say his penalty will be a one-term president,” Turley said on Fox News.
“The pardon power has been abused historically by presidents to assist friends and family members. That included Bill Clinton, who pardoned his half-brother. So, there’s nothing inviolate about the presidential pardon power. It has often been honored in the breach by presidents in the use to benefit themself personally or politically,” Turley added.
If Biden waited until after the election to pardon Hunter Biden, Republicans in Congress would surely impeach Biden for perpetrating a fraud in the voters by withholding the fact that he planned to pardon Hunter Biden until after the election.
“I think that what you’ve seen with people like Clinton is they waited until they were literally leaving office to use that power for personal purposes, and I would not expect that the president could pardon his son and stand for re-election,” Turley continued.