Romney Dismisses Hunter Lawyer’s Claim On Indictment
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) gave a scathing response to Abbe Lowell’s claim that Hunter Biden was indicted because his last name is “Biden.”
Lowell is Hunter Biden’s lawyer and has claimed that his client’s recent indictment was due to political pressure from House Republicans.
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“Based on the facts and the law, if Hunter’s last name was anything other than Biden, the charges in Delaware, and now California, would not have been brought,” Lowell said in a statement. “First, U.S. Attorney Weiss bowed to Republican pressure to file unprecedented and unconstitutional gun charges to renege on a non-prosecution resolution. Now, after five years of investigating with no new evidence – and two years after Hunter paid his taxes in full – the U.S. Attorney has piled on nine new charges when he had agreed just months ago to resolve this matter with a pair of misdemeanors.”
Romney, while speaking in a Sunday appearance on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” dismissed Lowell’s claim while adding that the first son would not have made all the millions he made if he weren’t a Biden.
“Well, if his name were anything other than Biden, he wouldn’t have been able to bilk millions of dollars from foreign entities, so let’s start there,” Romney said. “And not only did he take all this money from foreign entities, trading on his father’s name, which is ugly and unsavory, he then didn’t pay taxes on it, according to the prosecutors. We’ll see if they can prove that case. But if they can, he violated U.S. law and should be severely punished for having done so.”
Hunter Biden’s crimes and corrupt financial practices are at the center of his father President Joe Biden’s impeachment inquiry. Romney, however, insisted that President Biden should not be impeached for his son’s crime.
“Look, fortunately for most people, we’re not responsible for the misdeeds of our kids, and grandkids, and great-grandkids,” Romney added. “Nothing in my family I’m embarrassed about, but President Biden’s son, Hunter, has obviously been a very unsavory person and has had some extremely damaged personal foibles, including a drug habit and so forth. That’s not President Biden. And we’re not going to impeach someone because of the sins of their kids.”