Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Chris Clark, wrote a letter to prosecutors in the Hunter Biden case saying that his team would be forced to call President Joe Biden on the stand to defend his own son against the government-appointed Department of Justice, which could spark a constitutional crisis.
The letter was written by Clark last October after it was revealed that the first son was going to be charged by federal prosecutors with illegally buying a firearm while on drugs. In his letter, Clark said that if DOJ charged Hunter, his team of defense would be forced to put the commander in chief on the witness stand.
“President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial,” Clark wrote in the letter obtained by Politico. However, there has been no direct efforts by Hunter’s team yet to get the POTUS directly involved in the case.
Hunter pleaded not guilty to federal tax and gun charges in Delaware on July 26 after he struck a plea deal with the prosecutors to keep himself out of prison. However, the plea deal fell apart after it was pulled by US District Judge Maryellen Noreika. The judge reportedly was concerned about other potential offenses committed by Hunter, investigations into which are currently ongoing.
After a persistent line of questioning about Hunter’s involvement in deals with foreign countries that allegedly involved his father, Clark declared the deal “null and void.”
According to Politico, Clark and his team were worried about the intense political atmosphere surrounding the case, as they let the prosecutors know during private negotiations in the months prior to the case. They argued that the case could tarnish the DOJ’s reputation.
“This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting President testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting Constitutional crisis,” Clark wrote.