Hunter Biden's Legal Turmoil: Indictment, Pre-Trial Rulings, and Upcoming Court Dates

Jaxon Wildwood

Updated Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 6:06 AM CDT

Hunter Biden's Legal Turmoil: Indictment, Pre-Trial Rulings, and Upcoming Court Dates

Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, greeted guests during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn on April 1, 2024, in Washington, DC. However, his legal troubles continue to make headlines. Hunter Biden, 54, was indicted last September on three counts related to possession of a gun while using narcotics and pleaded not guilty. Despite his legal team's efforts, U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika rejected a request to delay the June 3 trial. The trial is scheduled after a federal appeals court denied Hunter Biden's request to postpone it.

Judge Noreika ruled that prosecutors cannot refer to his upcoming California tax trial, child support proceedings in Arkansas, or his discharge from the Navy. Prosecutors plan to use portions of Hunter Biden's memoir "Beautiful Things," alongside evidence from his book and laptop, including photos, to argue he made false statements on a federal form when purchasing a revolver in 2018 while using narcotics. Special prosecutor David Weiss and Hunter Biden attended the pre-trial hearing on Friday.

Hunter Biden's defense argued against including prejudicial evidence such as his spending and lifestyle during his addiction. Judge Noreika granted the defense's motion to exclude statements Biden made at the July 2023 hearing where an earlier plea deal collapsed. Prosecutors intend to call Hunter Biden's ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, and his late brother's widow, Hallie Olivere Biden, to testify, as well as an employee from the gun shop where Biden purchased the revolver. Hunter Biden's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, plans to call the owner of the gun shop as a witness.

The government may call 12 witnesses, and the defense may have 2 to 3 expert witnesses, with the trial potentially lasting until June 14. Hunter Biden and his attorney Lowell appeared frustrated during the proceedings, but the session ended on a lighter note. Lowell requested that Biden be allowed to participate in potential attorney-judge sidebars during the trial, indicating he would have more freedom in the courtroom.

Prosecutors accused Hunter Biden of inaccurately filling out a form stating he wasn't using illegal drugs when he purchased a Colt Cobra revolver in October 2018. Biden and first lady Jill Biden are scheduled to travel to Wilmington on Friday afternoon to kick off the holiday weekend. The Republican-led impeachment inquiry has not found any evidence implicating President Biden in his son's legal issues. President Biden will be overseas during a portion of his son's trial next month but is expected to monitor developments closely.

Advisers to the president will follow the trial and decide whether to respond to any references to him in real-time. Hunter Biden also faces tax charges in California, with a federal judge delaying the trial from June 20 to September 5. U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss, a Trump appointee and special counsel, led the investigations into Hunter Biden. New York Post columnist Miranda Devine recently commented on accusations that Hunter Biden lied to Congress on 'Jesse Watters Primetime.'

Hunter Biden is set to appear in court at noon on Friday in Wilmington, Delaware, for federal gun charges. This will be the last hearing before jury selection begins on June 3. Biden's defense attorneys have filed documents to block certain salacious details from being shown to the jury to avoid "significant risk of unfair prejudice." They have also filed a "motion in limine" to exclude references to child support proceedings in Arkansas and his discharge from the Navy. These proceedings are related to a child Hunter Biden fathered with Lunden Roberts, whose daughter is President Joe Biden's grandchild.

Hunter Biden's lawyers acknowledged that some evidence like drug purchases, ATM withdrawals, and the revolver purchase might be relevant but argue that details like money spent on "adult entertainment, online chat rooms, or e***** services" are not. The trial will proceed on schedule, as set by the federal judge two months ago. A 56-page indictment against Hunter Biden was handed down in Los Angeles in December, including felony charges and details of his spending habits and alleged tax violations. Special counsel attorney Derek Hines has stated that the trial will last less than a week.

Conservative Bias:

Well, here we go again, folks. The liberal media and their cronies in the Democratic Party are doing everything they can to shield Hunter Biden, the president's wayward son, from facing the consequences of his actions. This is a man who blatantly lied on a federal form while purchasing a firearm, all while being a known drug user. And yet, the left-leaning judge and Hunter's high-priced lawyers are pulling every trick in the book to delay and obstruct justice. They're excluding evidence that paints a full picture of his reckless lifestyle and criminal behavior, all in a desperate attempt to protect the Biden name. Meanwhile, the liberal media continues to downplay the significance of these charges, treating Hunter like a victim rather than the criminal he is. It's a disgrace, and it shows just how deep the corruption runs in the Democratic Party and their allies in the media. They will stop at nothing to protect their own, even if it means t****ling on the rule of law and making a mockery of our justice system. And let's not forget the real kicker: despite all this, the Republican-led impeachment inquiry hasn't found any evidence implicating President Biden. Give me a break! This is nothing more than a coordinated effort to distract from the real issues and protect the Biden dynasty at all costs. Shameful!

Liberal Bias:

Here we have yet another textbook example of Republican overreach and their relentless obsession with the Biden family. Hunter Biden, who has been open about his struggles with addiction, is being dragged through the mud by a partisan witch hunt led by Trump-appointed prosecutors and a Republican-led impeachment inquiry that has found zero evidence implicating President Biden. The GOP is desperate to score political points, and they're using Hunter's personal struggles as a cudgel to attack the President. It's despicable. The judge's decision to exclude prejudicial evidence is a standard legal practice to ensure a fair trial, but of course, the right-wing media is spinning it as some grand conspiracy. And let's talk about the so-called "evidence" they're trying to introduce—Hunter's personal spending and lifestyle choices during his addiction—none of which have any bearing on the charges at hand. This is nothing more than a smear campaign, plain and simple. The Republicans are willing to exploit a man's personal demons to further their own political agenda, showing once again that they have no shame and no respect for the rule of law. They are the ones making a mockery of our justice system by turning it into a circus for their own benefit. It's time to call out this blatant abuse of power for what it is: a desperate attempt to distract from their own failures and shortcomings. Pathetic!|

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