Hunter Biden May Be in More Trouble After What He Told Judge About His Bar Status

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Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal blew up epically. That now leaves everything on the table in terms of charges, as well as looking into Joe Biden’s connections to the scandal. We saw that on Monday as the House Oversight Committee interviewed Hunter Biden’s former partner Devon Archer. Archer confirmed Joe Biden was talking on the speakerphone into meetings, and that was the “big guy.” He also revealed information about another Chinese connection and the bizarre comment Hunter made about the Biden name and “handsome Aryan godlike men.” We will likely find out more about what he said, particularly when the transcript is released.


But now there’s new information that Hunter may have gotten himself in trouble again with what he told the judge during his plea hearing. During the hearing, Judge Maryellen Noreika asked Hunter about being a member of the bar.

“You’re member of the bar?” she asked.

“Yes, your Honor,” he replied. “District of Columbia and Connecticut, your Honor.”

Hunter Biden was admitted to the bar in Connecticut in 1997.

However, records show he’s been suspended in Connecticut for more than two years. A Judicial Branch spokesperson confirmed he was “not in good standing” and had an administrative suspension.

This was uncovered by Kevin Rennie, a Connecticut lawyer and former state legislator, who reported on it in his blog.

Rennie said Hunter should have known better, and he termed it misleading the judge.

A lawyer who is asked under oath where he is admitted to practice and does not include in his response that he is suspended from practice in one of them has misled the court.

He did not give her an answer that, I think most judges would see under these circumstances, was in good faith. It omitted crucial facts.


Biden didn’t keep up with the fees and the requirements. He’s been suspended since March 2021.

Connecticut Judicial Branch spokesperson Melissa Farley said the First Son ‘is currently not in good standing due to Attorney Biden’s failure to register or comply with the Statewide Grievance Committee’s [Minimum Continuing Legal Education] requirement since 2018…and to pay the Client Security Fund fee for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.’

The Client Security Fee goes into a fund to help clients who have experienced attorney fraud.

Rennie said he didn’t understand why Hunter didn’t pay the fees or why his attorneys didn’t just make sure that was done before the plea hearing.

‘It’s only $75,’ Rennie told ‘The Judicial Branch, they’re very good about reminding people that they need to pay by June 15. So I was surprised.

‘I was also surprised that given what we all assume he’s paying in legal fees, someone at the law firm representing him would have just checked the box to make sure everything was as it should be – such as ‘You paid the $75, didn’t you?’

They should have anticipated those basic biographical questions you’re going to be asked by a judge, especially when the intention was to enter a guilty plea.

‘It’s careless, not paying attention. I suppose that’s not a surprise given his history, which he’s certainly emphasizing in this proceeding.’


Given that Hunter and his legal team were already in trouble with the judge over the controversy about the person from their office calling up the clerk and allegedly trying to get amicus materials filed by the House Ways and Means Committee’s Jason Smith removed from the docket. Hunter’s legal team then claimed it was all a misunderstanding.

When the judge finds this out, this is also not likely to go over well if she thinks Biden wasn’t being forthcoming with her.


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