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Trump Warns Biden Could Face Criminal Charges After Presidency

Former President Trump criticizes Biden's tenure and potential future legal issues during CNN Presidential Debate.

During the CNN Presidential Debate on Thursday night, former President Donald Trump asserted that President Joe Biden "could be a convicted felon as soon as he gets out of office," highlighting what he believes are significant legal vulnerabilities for Biden.

This sharp exchange was sparked when Biden accused Trump of being a "convicted felon," referencing a recent jury verdict in New York where Trump was found guilty of falsifying business records. Trump, however, defended himself vigorously against these accusations.

"When he talks about a convicted felon, his son is a convicted felon at a very high level," Trump retorted, pointing to the legal troubles of Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden was recently found guilty on multiple federal gun charges, including making false statements and illegal possession of a firearm while being an unlawful user of controlled substances.

Trump emphasized the severity of Hunter Biden's convictions and suggested that more legal challenges could follow. He criticized the Department of Justice for allowing the statute of limitations to expire on what he termed as "the most important things."

Further, Hunter Biden is facing an upcoming trial on federal tax charges set to begin in September. Trump's critique extended to President Biden himself, suggesting that the President could also face legal consequences after leaving office. Trump cited Biden's controversial actions during his vice presidency, particularly in dealings with Ukraine.

Trump referenced Biden's admission of pressuring Ukraine to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin by threatening to withhold $1 billion in aid. At that time, Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden held a lucrative board position. Biden's actions, as recounted by Trump, were described as quid pro quo.

"This man is a criminal," Trump declared during the debate, criticizing Biden's handling of foreign policy and its implications.

Trump also addressed his own legal battles, firmly maintaining his innocence against multiple charges from various investigations, including those led by Special Counsel Jack Smith and Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Trump has consistently pleaded not guilty and has highlighted delays and legal challenges in these cases.

While the debate showcased the sharp contrasts between the two leading presidential candidates, Trump's pointed comments about Biden's potential legal issues brought a new dimension to the ongoing political discourse.

President Biden, meanwhile, has defended his actions, particularly his role in Ukraine, as being aligned with international and U.S. policy at the time, aimed at addressing corruption.

As the legal and political battles continue to unfold, both candidates remain deeply entrenched in their positions, with Trump promising to clear his name and Biden maintaining his commitment to his policy decisions.


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