Chris Hayes Sympathizes with ‘Targeted’ Hunter, Downplays Trial

Michael Wnek | June 5, 2024
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On Tuesday evening, MSNBC’s All In host Chris Hayes ranted about Hunter Biden’s trial, deciding that he was the target of a “draconian” prosecution. He also downplayed Biden’s alleged crime and sympathized with his “supportive” family, not even attempting to hide his partisan sentiments and presenting the whole situation as a great injustice.

Hayes began: “The current president of the United States, Joe Biden, and his First Lady, are quietly watching their last living son, Hunter, be prosecuted by the Biden Department of Justice.”

Questioning the legitimacy of the prosecutor, David Weiss, Hayes pointed to his position as a Trump Administration holdover and argued that he had overseen the case for far too long, i.e. five years. With this in mind, Hayes falsely depicted Biden as the victim of a vague and unsubstantial accusation: “The result is that Hunter Biden, who has been targeted for Republican conspiracy theories for the better part of a decade and endless hearings and the like, is now being prosecuted by the Department of Justice, in the person of David Weiss, for an incredibly arcane, alleged offense.”

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