Elon Musk Dismisses Hunter Biden Verdict, Highlights Bribery as Greater Crime

Musk Voices Concern Over Biden’s Judicial Outcomes.

by Nouman Rasool
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Elon Musk Dismisses Hunter Biden Verdict, Highlights Bribery as Greater Crime
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The same day's latest verdict in the federal gun charges against Hunter Biden did not pass without a reaction by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, believing instead that focus should be placed on more significant allegations of corruption - as initiated by Rep.

Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Republican, from his now X social media handle, Ali Swensen reported for 'NY Times.' Massie said that while Hunter Biden should not be subject to a criminal sentence for lying on a federal form in the purchase of a gun, neither could Hunter Biden be prosecuted for having a gun after being addicted to drugs since millions of Americans are legal gun proprietors using marijuana and wondered at which point they were being prosecuted under any of these laws.

To take the cue from Massie, Musk agreed but diverted the conversation to other crimes he thought were more grievous. "He and others should be in jail for impugning the integrity of the United States because of taking bribes for political favours, not for this pseudo-crime, " Musk said about corruption charges that he feels are more harmful to society.

Verdict: Hunter Biden Guilty

Hunter Biden was found guilty on three counts: of making a false statement during the purchase of a gun, of making a false statement related to records unless by federal gun dealers, and of gun possession by someone addicted to a controlled substance.

Despite the conviction, Hunter Biden claimed he feels grateful to have his life partner Melissa Cohen and his family and friends Versaja by his side. His lawyer, Abbe Lowell, expressed disappointment but said he respected the process and would continue to avail legal options.

Hunter Biden could be jailed for up to 25 years. However, he will receive a much lighter punishment because he is a first offender. The federal sentencing guidelines have imprisonment of 15-21 months. Yet again, the trial brought before the public the issue of Hunter Biden's struggle with drug addiction, already discussed in his memoir, published in 2021, "Beautiful Things." His defence did not deny the fact of his substance abuse in the past but claimed that when he purchased his gun in October 2018, Hunter did not view himself as an active addict, having left rehab.

Yet prosecutors produced evidence of his continuing drug use around the time of the purchase, including texts showing contact with a drug dealer a day after obtaining the gun. These details last week helped to colour a complex portrait of Hunter Biden's situation at times, beset by legal and personal battles which continue to captivate the national attention.

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