The trial was initially scheduled to happen this fall, however had been pushed again to Jan. 22.
Hunter, who narrowly gained reelection final fall after his indictment, has lengthy claimed that he was the topic of a political witch hunt.
Prosecutors have accused Hunter of improperly utilizing marketing campaign funds to pursue quite a few romantic affairs with congressional aides and lobbyists.
Hunter’s authorized group had tried to get the case dismissed, alleging that the prosecutors are biased towards him as a result of they supported former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Prosecutors urged the choose in Hunter’s case to “admonish” the lawmaker to cease attacking them as politically biased. Hunter, they mentioned, had tried to attach his case to President Donald Trump’s claims of an FBI “witch hunt” towards him.
After Hunter was indicted, GOP leaders stripped him of his committee assignments however stopped in need of calling on him to resign.
Former Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), who was indicted on insider buying and selling chargers final summer season and in addition initially denied the fees, ended up pleading responsible this fall and resigned from Congress.