BREAKING: President Joe Biden Responds To Son's Guilty Verdict - 'I Am The President, But I Am Also A Dad'

President Joe Biden said that he's "proud" of his son after a 12-person jury in Wilmington, Delaware, found the 54-year-old Hunter Biden guilty of all charges brought against him by federal prosecutors in relation to a 2018 gun purchase.

"As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad," Biden began. "Jill and I love our son, and we are proud of the man he is today. So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery. As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of the family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that."

Hunter makes history as being the first child of a sitting US president to be on trial and the first to be found guilty of a federal crime. In recent days, Hunter has been joined by several members of the Biden family, including First Lady Jill Biden, his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, his half-sister Ashley Biden, friend Kevin Morris, his aunt Valerie Biden Owens, and President Biden's brother, James Biden. 

The president's son was found guilty of making false statements on ATF Form 4473 while purchasing his Cobra Colt .38 in October 2018. The jury also found him guilty of possessing a firearm while addicted to an illegal substance. Hunter Biden, who suffered from drug addiction problems during that period, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, and he is likely to appeal the verdict. Hunter's defense team attempted to argue that he didn't lie on the ATF form because he believed at the time that he was addicted to an illegal substance like cocaine. 

According to Fox News, Hunter is facing up to 25 years in prison, and he could be made to pay upwards of a $250,000 fine per offense. President Biden has stated that he would not pardon his son. While the charges carry significant weight, the president's son isn't expected to be sent to prison, given that he is a first offender.

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