Biden is emerging as the front-runner, even as Hunter is once again becoming a lightning rod of negative attention.
This time, he’s ditching a court appearance.
He has provided an excuse, though.
Considering how Hunter has fought every step of this process kicking and screaming, this should surprise precisely nobody. But here we are, with Hunter offering his regrets to a judicial RSVP.
Biden was ordered last Thursday to appear at the court on Wednesday, March 11, for a deposition in the ongoing child support case, but his lawyers told the court in a Wednesday filing that Biden would be unable to attend.
“Defendant requests continuance of the hearing as he is unavailable to attend due to his wife’s due date in 2 and a half weeks or less and risks involved with travel,” the new filing states.
Biden’s lawyers further argue that it is unreasonable for him to be required to travel to Arkansas at all, saying the appearance is “burdensome and oppressive.”
“It is unsafe for the Defendant to travel, as travel restrictions have been implemented both domestically and internationally, particularly on airlines, due to the coronavirus,” the filing states. “Setting aside personal endangerment, Defendant reasonably believes that such travel unnecessarily exposes his wife and unborn child to this virus. California, in particular, has been the site of numerous reported cases of exposure.” — FreeBeacon
To sweeten the pot, he’s also raised concerns about ‘intense media scrutiny’ and the invasion of privacy that would be associated with Hunter and his very pregnant wife.
Having such a high-profile case before the court would be very ‘complicating’ to the court’s ability to have a public hearing, dontcha know?
As we know how carefully he has observed the law throughout his lifetime, Hunter obviously VERY concerned that he not bring the court into any disrepute.
Being a deadbeat dad, on the other hand… that would have been ‘totes kewl’ in his book.