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Hunter Biden was convicted on three felony gun charges. What might it mean for his father’s presidential bid?

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Last month, for the first time in U.S. history, a former president became a convicted felon. 

Now, the son of a sitting president has been convicted on federal gun charges — another historic first for a nation in the middle of an election year. 

Hunter Biden was convicted Tuesday on charges that he lied on a federal screening form about his drug use, lied to a gun dealer and possessed a firearm. The case was brought by special counsel David C. Weiss, appointed by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. 

Deliberating for only three hours, a jury found Biden, 54, guilty of three felonies: making a false statement tied to a firearms sale; making a false statement linked to a transaction record; and illegal possession of a firearm.

With the general election just months away, how might Biden’s conviction impact his father’s bid for reelection?  

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