Not A Joke: ABC Analyst Says Hunter Got Harsher Treatment BECAUSE He’s A Biden
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 12: World Food Program USA Board Chairman Hunter Biden (L) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden attend the World Food Program USA's Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony at Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA)
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News Nation host and ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams claimed Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s embattled son Hunter was treated more harshly by the Justice Department than he would have been if his last name had not been Biden.

Abrams joined host George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’s “Good Morning America,” and he argued that Hunter Biden might not have been prosecuted at all if Republicans were not trying to connect the president to his alleged crimes.

ABC’s chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas set the scene, suggesting that the younger Biden’s alleged crimes were part of a Republican effort to damage President Biden: “Republicans have long sought to make Hunter Biden’s troubles and financial dealings, including those in Ukraine and China, a political millstone for his father. Word of Hunter Biden’s deal set off a political firestorm, with Republicans claiming he got preferential treatment.”


Stephanopoulos, himself a veteran of former President Bill Clinton’s administration, pivoted to ABC’s White House correspondent Mary Bruce, saying, “Boy, this case of Hunter Biden has been a source of political and personal heartache for President Biden.”

“There’s no question that this is painful for the president, personally and politically,” Bruce said. “He is a devoted father who has stood by his son throughout his struggles with addiction, throughout this investigation, adamant that Hunter did absolutely nothing wrong. But it is clear, Republicans are not gonna drop this.”

Abrams weighed in then on the legal aspect of the case, arguing, “I think it made an enormous difference here … if this wasn’t Hunter Biden, it is likely he wouldn’t have been prosecuted at all.”


“On the gun issue, typically that is not something that gets charged alone. Almost never does that particular charge about lying —” Abrams continued.

“There are thousands of cases a year,” Stephanopoulos interrupted.

“Thousands would get prosecuted if that was the charge. But with that said, it does seem the facts support a guilty plea on these charges,” Abrams said, and then doubled down: “But if he wasn’t Hunter Biden, you have to believe there wouldn’t have been a prosecution.”

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