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Hunter Biden Attorney Says He Is Frightened For His Client Because Of Trump And ‘MAGA’ Forces

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An attorney for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is concerned about the new special counsel investigation into his client, but not because he thinks his client did anything against the law.

The attorney said, in an interview on the CNN show “The Source with Kaitlan Collins,’ that he was frightened that former President Donald Trump and “MAGA forces” would influence the investigation into his client.

“Listen, one of the things you know about what’s happened is that Hunter has done everything right. Cooperated in an investigation, provided all the information, was willing to make sure that if something was found that he did wrong, he would accept responsibility for that. And that’s what he was going to do, and was willing to do,” his attorney, Abbe Lowell, said.

“The one thing he’s not willing to do, and will never do, is to accept responsibility, or say he did something he did not. So, as the charges were filed before, that fits into his idea of accepting responsibility. Should anything change? We will wait.

“But he, and we, will defend him. We will bring to the attention of the court anything that’s appropriate. But I’m not, and we’re not there yet. Where we are is making sure every —,” … he said before CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins interrupted.

“I mean, I understand what you’re saying,” she said. “But is anyone asking — no one’s asking Hunter Biden to accept responsibility, for something he didn’t do. I mean, these are things that he has admitted that that he did.”

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“Yes. But you just said, are we concerned or upset or worried that there’ll be additional things, or that there’s more staff?” the attorney said.

COLLINS: Right.

LOWELL: The answer to that is he has made very clear the mistake he made. And that’s all he has made a mistake about.

And so, am I concerned? I am only concerned that a force other than facts or law would influence any additional decision. And if this prosecutor, with a new title, now continues, in doing what he’s supposed to do, which is to follow the evidence, and follow the law, the conclusion should be the same.

COLLINS: When you say “Force,” who are you referencing?

LOWELL: Well, what I’m referencing is, and this is not a surprise or a secret, right?

From the moment, this arrangement and agreement has been announced and filed, you have every MAGA right-wing, fanatical person, yelling, and screaming, and saying, “It’s not right. And it’s not fair. And it’s not just.”

You have the former President, trying to use Hunter Biden, as a way to excuse his own conduct.

And, at some point, that could pierce, the noise could actually be so noisy, that it’d get in the way of the facts and the law. I am confident that a responsible prosecutor would not let that happen. And we’ll just have to wait and see.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Friday he was appointing a special counsel to investigate first son Hunter Biden.

Garland appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware, the federal prosecutor who had been at the forefront of the Hunter Biden probes for years.

Weiss is at the center of criticism over his recommendation of probation with no jail time for Hunter in a sweetheart plea deal that fell apart last month under questioning from U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika over a blanket immunity provision from any future prosecution the agreement contained.

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In July an NBC News legal analyst said that after his plea deal hit the skids it is in Hunter Biden’s “best interest” to “plead guilty.”

NBC News legal analyst, Chuck Rosenberg, spoke to NBC “Meet The Press” anchor Chuck Todd about the son of President Joe Biden and his legal issues.

CHUCK TODD: Let’s – I want to get your understanding of what happened in that Delaware courtroom with the Hunter Biden plea agreement. It fell apart under some basic questioning. Should, should – does that mean this is a pretty weak agreement?

CHUCK ROSENBERG: No, it doesn’t mean that. It does mean that attorneys on both sides perhaps didn’t do a good enough job of being very clear with each other and with the judge about what that plea agreement, that contract, was drawn up to do.

CHUCK TODD: Is that just – Is this just bad execution here? How does – this feels kind of basic.

CHUCK ROSENBERG: It’s kind of basic, but it happens. Most plea agreements go through without a hitch. This one had a hitch. It hit a snag. It’s remediable. It’s relatively easy to fix. If Mr. Biden still wants to plead guilty, and by the way, Chuck, I think it’s in his best interest to do so, the two sides are going to hammer this out.

CHUCK TODD: All right. Chuck Rosenberg, thanks for trying to provide some clarity to what is, I think, going to be a confusing situation for a lot of the American electorate. Thank you very much.

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