Hunter Biden filed a motion in federal court Wednesday to subpoena former President Donald Trump, former Attorney General William Barr and other former Justice Department officials for documents and materials that his legal counsel alleges were part of a partisan pressure campaign to pursue investigations into the president’s son.
In the court filing, Hunter Biden argues communications between Trump and former Justice Department officials during his presidency reveal “more than a mere appearance that President Trump improperly and unrelentingly pressured DOJ to pursue an investigation and prosecution of Mr. Biden to advance President Trump’s partisan ambitions.”
The motion filed in Delaware is part of Hunter Biden’s defense in a federal trial to which he pleaded not guilty to three felony counts related to his purchase and possession of a firearm in 2018 when he was a drug user. A plea agreement between the government and Biden’s team that encompassed both the unlawful purchase of a firearm and misdemeanor tax charges collapsed in July after a federal judge questioned the terms.
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