Biden Stands Firm: No Pardon for Hunter Following Felony Conviction

In a recent interview, President Joe Biden announced that, despite his love for his son Hunter, he would not grant him a pardon if he were to be found guilty of federal firearm felonies. Now, Hunter Biden has indeed been convicted on all three charges and faces a potential sentence of up to 25 years in prison.

Although the president has ruled out a pardon, there is still the option of commutation. Commutation can reduce a sentence, including releasing financial obligations that are part of the sentence, but it does not imply innocence or remove the fact of conviction. On the other hand, a pardon is an expression of forgiveness and is granted in recognition of the applicant’s acceptance of responsibility for the crime and established good conduct after conviction or completion of sentence. It does not signify innocence but does remove civil disabilities imposed due to the conviction.

Regardless of the president’s personal sentiments towards his son, the legal process has run its course, resulting in a guilty verdict for Hunter Biden. This news comes as President Biden has faced scrutiny over potential conflicts of interest involving his son’s business dealings. The president has repeatedly expressed his love for his son and pride in the person he has become, but has also made it clear that he will not intervene in the legal proceedings.

As the nation awaits the sentencing phase for Hunter Biden, the topic of executive clemency remains a point of discussion. The decision to grant a pardon or commutation is a significant one and carries implications for both the individual convicted and the justice system as a whole.

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