Hunter Biden ripped by prosecutors for trying to subpoena Donald Trump: Attorneys tell judge he ‘doesn’t have enough evidence’ he interfered in his criminal investigation

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Prosecutors on Tuesday gave short shrift to Hunter Biden’s request to subpoena documents from Donald Trump and former Justice Department officials in the firearms case filed against him.

‘His motion is meritless and should be denied,’ they wrote in their response.

Biden, 53, pleaded not guilty in October to violating laws against drug users owning guns when he bought a revolver in 2018.

Last month his legal team filed papers with Delaware federal court requesting subpoenas for Trump, his Attorney General Bill Barr and two other former senior Justice Department figures, Richard Donoghue and Jeffrey Rosen.

They want documents, including journal entries, discussing Hunter Biden. as part of a defense that he was the victim of political interference. 

They say Biden was subject to ‘certain instances that appear to suggest incessant, improper, and partisan pressure applied.’

Last month, Hunter Biden's lawyers filed papers requesting subpoenas for Donald Trump and his former top Justice Department officials in his Delaware firearms case

Last month, Hunter Biden’s lawyers filed papers requesting subpoenas for Donald Trump and his former top Justice Department officials in his Delaware firearms case

In their response to Biden's subpoena request, prosecutors write: 'His motion is meritless and should be denied'

In their response to Biden’s subpoena request, prosecutors write: ‘His motion is meritless and should be denied’

In their response, prosecutors said: ‘His allegations and subpoena requests focus on likely inadmissible, far-reaching, and non-specific categories of documents concerning the actions and motives of individuals who did not make the relevant prosecutorial decision in his case.’

The investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes and a gun purchase began in 2018, when Trump was president.

However, prosecutor Leo Wise pointed out in his response that charges were not brought until this year. An ‘inconvenient truth,’ he called it.

The subpoena for Trump included a demand for: ‘All personal records (including diaries, journals, memoirs, memoranda, or notes) from the relevant time period discussing or concerning Hunter Biden, including, but not limited to, reference to any formal or informal decision, discussion, or request to investigate or prosecute Hunter Biden.’

The move represented another blockbuster twist in a case that has already generated mountains of coverage.

It is the first-ever criminal prosecution of a sitting U.S. president’s child. 

But the documents filed last month revealed how his defense was starting to take shape.

‘Mr. Biden seeks specific information from three former DOJ officials and the former president that goes to the heart of his defense that this is, possibly, a vindictive or selective prosecution arising from an unrelenting pressure campaign beginning in the last administration, in violation of Mr. Biden’s Fifth Amendment rights under the Constitution,’ his lawyers wrote to the judge. 

The subpoena for Trump included a demand for: 'All personal records (including diaries, journals, memoirs, memoranda, or notes) from the relevant time period discussing or concerning Hunter Biden'

The subpoena for Trump included a demand for: ‘All personal records (including diaries, journals, memoirs, memoranda, or notes) from the relevant time period discussing or concerning Hunter Biden’

In 2020, Trump blasted his then attorney general for not going public with details of the federal tax investigation into the son of his election opponent

In 2020, Trump blasted his then attorney general for not going public with details of the federal tax investigation into the son of his election opponent

Barr revealed in his memoir how he became irritated by Trump for pushing him over the status of the probe into Hunter Biden. 

And in 2020, after Trump had lost the election to Hunter’s father, the then president blasted Barr for not revealing the existence of the investigation before polling day.

He said Barr was a ‘big disappointment’ in a series of tweets saying the revelation would have given Republicans a boost in the election. 

The president’s troubled son has long been the focus of attacks by Trump and his allies in Congress. They accuse him of corrupt business practices and have tried to link his father to his activities. 

The allegations are at the heart of an impeachment inquiry led by House Republicans. The White House dismisses the investigation as politically motivated.

The criminal probe into Hunter Biden began in 2018, when Trump was in power.

It began with scrutiny of his income taxes and foreign business dealings, but expanded to include his purchase of a gun in 2018.

Federal prosecutors accuse him of making two false statements, saying he was not addicted to or using illegal drugs, in paperwork to complete the purchase. 

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