Hunter Biden’s gun case judge ordered four search warrants to be unsealed, granting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that was not objected to by either Hunter Biden’s lawyers or prosecutors.
Delaware U.S. District Judge Maryellen Norieka issued the ruling Friday, according to the New York Post, as the son of President Joe Biden faces prosecution by special counsel David Weiss.
The warrants might contain details on the legal basis for the seizure of Hunter Biden’s electronic devices and the evidence used to build the two criminal cases on unlawful firearm possession and tax fraud.
The FOIA request was reportedly made by an independent journalist after they were mentioned in court documents by Weiss’ office in arguing against Hunter Biden’s lawyer’s bid to have charges dismissed.
There is no official word on when the documents will be released, according to the Post.
The Justice Department declined to comment to the Post, and Hunter Biden’s lawyers did not immediately respond. Newsmax reached out to lawyer Abbe Lowell for comment.
Among the search warrants potentially to be released:
- Aug. 29, 2019 by IRS agents seeking to examine his Apple iCloud account.
- Dec. 13, 2019 to examine Hunter Biden’s laptop.
- July 10, 2020 by IRS agents seeking to examine his Apple iCloud account.
- Dec. 4, 2023 to examine electronic evidence related to the gun charge.
Hunter Biden faces felony charges related to allegedly lying about his drug use when buying a gun five years ago.
He is also facing tax evasion charges for allegedly owning $1.4 million in federal taxes between 2016-2019, according to the Post.
Weiss’ special counsel’s office argued in a Jan. 16 filing that the evidence and case was strong against Hunter Biden for lying on his gun background check form.
“Investigators literally found drugs on the pouch where the defendant had kept his gun,” according to the prosecutors’ filing.
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