President Joe Biden said this week that he will not pardon his son Hunter Biden if he is convicted in his gun trial in Wilmington, Delaware.

Biden made the claims during a visit to France when an ABC News reporter David Muir asked if he would accept the result of Hunter’s trial, which began this week.

In response, the president said, “Yes.”

Asked if he would rule out pardoning his son if he is convicted, Biden responded, “Yes.”

Hunter faces three felony charges related to an alleged lie he told on a federal background check form in 2018 to obtain a weapon and his possession of the weapon while addicted to drugs. According to prosecutors, the president’s son checked the wrong box on the federal form that asked whether he was using or addicted to any illegal drugs.

His defense attorneys are trying to get him off by arguing that he was consuming alcohol at the time of the gun purchase, not illegal drugs. However, the prosecution pointed out that Hunter’s own words prove he was abusing drugs when he filled the federal firearms application form.

In court filings, Special Counsel David Weiss said, “After the defendant announced his awareness of a federal investigation of him in 2020, the defendant chose to author and sell a book in 2021 in which he made countless incriminating statements about his years-long drug usage, including during the time period he purchased and possessed the gun.”

According to Weiss, investigators found drugs on the pouch where Hunter kept his gun.

“In 2023, FBI investigators pulled sealed evidence from the state police vault to take photographs of the defendant’s firearm,” the special counsel revealed, adding, “After opening the evidence, FBI investigators observed a white powdery substance on the defendant’s brown leather pouch that had held the defendant’s firearm in October 2018. Based on their training and experience, investigators believed that this substance was likely cocaine and that this evidence would corroborate the messages that investigators had obtained which showed the defendant buying and using drugs in October 2018. An FBI chemist subsequently analyzed the residue and determined that it was cocaine. To be clear, investigators literally found drugs on the pouch where the defendant had kept his gun.”

Hunter could face up to 25 years in prison or up to $750,000 in fines if convicted.