Hunter Biden's Criminal Trial Nears Conclusion

Riley Sundew

Updated Monday, June 10, 2024 at 6:04 AM CDT

Hunter Biden's Criminal Trial Nears Conclusion

The criminal trial of Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, is in its final stretch in Delaware's federal court. Facing two separate trials during his father's reelection campaign, Hunter Biden is charged with three felonies related to the October 2018 purchase of a gun. Prosecutors allege that Hunter Biden lied on a gun-purchase form by denying illegal drug use or addiction. Hunter Biden, who has pleaded not guilty, asserts that the Justice Department is influenced by political pressure from Donald Trump and Republicans.

Hunter Biden, who has been sober since 2019, claims he did not consider himself an “addict” when filling out the gun-purchase form. The trial highlights a turbulent period in his life following his brother Beau's death in 2015. First Lady Jill Biden has been a consistent presence in the courtroom, while President Biden has been traveling in Europe.

Jurors have seen photos and videos of Hunter Biden using crack cocaine and heard testimonies from his former romantic partners about his drug use. His ex-wife and two former girlfriends testified about his habitual crack use and their efforts to help him get clean. Hallie Biden, his brother Beau's widow, testified that she threw Hunter Biden's gun into a garbage can at a grocery store in Wilmington on Oct. 23, 2018, to prevent anyone from getting hurt.

Text messages from Hunter Biden to Hallie in October 2018 indicated he was waiting for a dealer and smoking crack, sent the day after he bought the gun and the following day. The defense argued that Hunter Biden was trying to turn his life around, having completed a detox and rehab program in August 2018. Defense lawyer Abbe Lowell stated there was no evidence of contemporaneous drug use and gun possession.

Hunter Biden’s daughter, Naomi, testified that her father seemed hopeful and was improving during her visit to him at a California rehab center before he bought the gun. President Joe Biden stated he would accept the jury’s verdict and ruled out a pardon for his son. Hunter Biden was indicted on three felony gun charges after a deal with prosecutors fell apart due to concerns raised by U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika.

If convicted in the gun case, Hunter Biden faces up to 25 years in prison, though first-time offenders typically do not receive the maximum sentence. First Lady Jill Biden has shown strong family support by attending court four out of five days during the trial's first week. She also attended a Normandy ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in France and returned to Paris for an elaborate state visit at the Élysée Palace.

Federal prosecutors presented evidence to show Hunter Biden was addicted to drugs when he purchased the gun. Prosecutor Leo Wise presented texts showing Hunter Biden's erratic behavior during the period of the gun purchase. Pictures of Hunter Biden with drug paraphernalia and bare-chested in a bubble bath were shown, alongside text messages between Hunter Biden and drug dealers.

The trial is winding down, and the defense is debating whether to call more witnesses, including the president’s brother James. Hunter Biden faces a separate trial in September in California on charges of failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed former U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware as a special counsel in August, and Hunter Biden was indicted a month later. The courtroom drama, intensified by political implications, has captured national attention as it unfolds in the shadow of the 2024 presidential campaign.

Conservative Bias:

Well, folks, here we go again with the Biden crime family! Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, is finally facing the music in a criminal trial for lying on a gun-purchase form. Let's not forget, this is the same Hunter Biden who has been caught red-handed with crack cocaine and has a history of drug abuse. But of course, the liberal media and the Justice Department, under immense pressure from the Democrats, are trying to downplay this as much as possible. This is what happens when you have a corrupt family in the highest office – they think they're above the law. And let's not kid ourselves, this trial is only happening because Republicans have been relentless in exposing the truth. The Bidens are trying to paint Hunter as a victim, but the evidence is clear: he lied, he used drugs, and he bought a gun illegally. If it were anyone else, especially a conservative, they'd be rotting in jail already!

Liberal Bias:

Here we are, witnessing yet another politically motivated witch hunt orchestrated by the Republicans against Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden. This trial is nothing but a desperate attempt by the GOP to tarnish the Biden family's reputation as we head into the 2024 presidential campaign. Hunter Biden, who has bravely battled addiction and turned his life around, is being dragged through the mud by conservative prosecutors who are more interested in scoring political points than seeking justice. The Republicans are exploiting his past struggles to distract from their own failures and corruption. This is a classic case of the GOP weaponizing the justice system to attack their political enemies. The fact that Hunter Biden is being put on trial for something that happened during one of the most difficult periods of his life, following his brother Beau's death, shows just how low the Republicans will stoop. This trial is a sham, and it's time we call out the GOP for their relentless and baseless attacks on the Biden family!|

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