Did you truly believe Hunter would be astute enough to remain truthful in court?
The Daily Mail recently uncovered an exclusive story that revealed Hunter Biden had deliberately provided false information to the judge when questioned about his status as a lawyer during his plea hearing last week.
Here was the exchange regarding his lawyer status:
Noreika: You’re member of the bar?
Hunter: Yes, your Honor. District of Columbia and Connecticut, your Honor.
Credit: the Daily Mail
Hunter’s statement is contradicted by Connecticut records, which reveal that his license to practice law in the state has been suspended for over two years.
According to a spokesperson from the Judicial Branch, Hunter has not paid his annual $75 fee since 2018 and is thus “currently not in good standing”.
The Daily Mail noted that Connecticut lawyer and columnist Kevin Rennie was the first to identify Hunter’s lie, which he discussed in his blog, Daily Ructions.
In an interview with the paper, Rennie offered Hunter some leniency for perjury but acknowledged that he should have been more aware of the implications.
I’m careful about using the word ‘lie’ because I don’t know what was in his head. But he certainly should have known better.
A lawyer who is asked under oath where he is admitted to practice and does not include in his response that he is suspended from practice in one of them has misled the court.
He did not give her an answer that, I think most judges would see under these circumstances, was in good faith. It omitted crucial facts.
Clearly he thought he was admitted to the practice in Connecticut. He ought to know, after 26 years, that certain obligations come with that. And they are by no means onerous.
Sure he did. But perhaps we should be lucky Rennie shared this important information at all.
The political columnist for the Hartford Courant after all did vote for Joe Biden in 2020 and vowed to do so again next year.
I voted for Joe Biden. I expect if he’s the Democratic nominee I’d vote for him again.