WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden asked a judge Wednesday to approve subpoenas for documents from Donald Trump and former Justice Department officials related to whether political pressure wrongly influenced the criminal case against him.
Hunter Biden is accused of breaking laws against drug users having guns. He pleaded not guilty. Attorneys for President Joe Biden’s son allege “certain instances that appear to suggest incessant, improper, and partisan pressure applied” by Trump to his then-Attorney General William Barr and two top deputies, Jeffrey Rosen and Richard Donoghue.
The investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes and a gun purchase began in 2018, while Trump was president. The court filing cites public comments by Trump, information from the House panel that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack and Barr’s book describing tension after Trump tried to pressure him over the status of the probe.