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In interview, President Biden says he won't pardon his son Hunter if convicted

President Biden said that he would both accept the outcome of the trial and not seek to pardon his son if he were convicted.
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Posted at 4:55 PM, Jun 06, 2024

In an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor David Muir on Thursday, President Joe Biden said he would not pardon his son Hunter if he is convicted on federal charges.

Hunter Biden is charged with making false statements on a federal firearms form and possession of a firearm as a prohibited person. In his federal trial this week, prosecutors highlighted his drug use and called witnesses who discussed his personal life and the gun that Biden had purchased.

Hunter Biden faces a sentence of up to 25 years if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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President Biden said that he would both accept the outcome of the trial and not seek to pardon his son if he were convicted.

Muir interviewed President Biden in Normandy, where he is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France during World War II.

During the interview, the president also discussed former President Donald Trump's recent felony convictions, executive action he took this week to manage immigration at the Mexico-U.S. border and Israel's war in Gaza.

The full interview will air on ABC News at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday.