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DAY 1: Hunter Biden Federal Gun Trial

This is looking to be the summer of trials.

Last week it was Trump.

Next on the docket is the Hunter Biden Gun Trial.

And so in the federal courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday, the new trial begins.

The jury that had been chosen the day before was Democrats approved. Meaning it was full of diversity.

In the prosecutor’s opening remarks, Derek Hines drove home the point that no matter who you are, ‘No one is above the law!’

Wait a minute.

Is he allowed to say ‘No one is above the law®’? Isn’t that’s the Democrats favorite phrase?

Whatever the defense may be planning, there’s no doubt Hunter Biden’s in hot water.

He’s facing three felony gun charges for carrying while under the influence.

Gateway Pundit reports:

Hunter Biden and his wife Melissa Cohen entered the federal courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday ahead of opening statements in his federal criminal gun trial.

A jury was seated on Monday in Hunter’s trial and opening statements began Tuesday morning.

By late Monday afternoon, a jury comprising six men and six women had been chosen to oversee the case to decide the fate of Hunter Biden. Among the 12 panelists and four alternates, nine are African-American, and all four alternates are women.

Hunter held his wife’s hand as he entered the court on Tuesday. His lawyers trailed behind.

Prosecutors destroyed Hunter Biden in their opening statement on day one of the federal criminal gun trial.

“It doesn’t matter who you are, or what your name is,” prosecutor Derek Hines said on Tuesday. “No one is above the law.”

In September Hunter Biden was indicted on federal gun charges. He was indicted in a Delaware court on three counts related to his possession of a firearm while using drugs.

Hunter pleaded not guilty to all three felony gun charges in October.

According to text messages, Hunter Biden set up a drug deal with “Mookie” one day after he illegally purchased his gun on October 12, 2018.

The Gateway Pundit reported back in October 2020 that Hunter’s then-lover and deceased brother’s widow Hallie Biden tossed the gun in the trash. Hunter admitted this in an online conversation with his family when they accused him of inappropriate conduct in front of a child.

Prosecutors on Tuesday told the court that Hunter Biden bought the firearm while he was smoking crack every 15 minutes.

Ahhh, would you look at that. Is that an example of true love?

(Side note to single men out there, if Hunter can do what he did and have it known to all and STILL have a wife, well, that should give you hope.)

NBC News adds:

The Biden family members seated in a court in Wilmington, Delaware, for the start of Hunter Biden’s gun trial Monday share many of the hardships as the jurors who will weigh the fate of the president’s son. Hunter Biden is himself a former drug addict, on trial accused of illegal gun possession and making false statements. He is divorced and remarried. He has experienced death, as when his brother died of a brain tumor in 2015 and when his biological mother and younger sister died in a car crash when he was 2 years old.

Hunter Biden is also the president’s son, a distinction that was impossible to ignore as, time and again, jurors name-dropped members of the Biden family during jury selection or coyly conceded that, yes, they had once donated to a political campaign — and yes — it had been to the “Bidens.”

Peering over peach-colored eyeglasses, Biden sat upright as dozens of potential jurors filed through U.S District Judge Maryellen Noreika’s court during an at times grueling selection process. Noon had passed when Hunter’s lead attorney, Abbe Lowell, gently asked, “For the schedule, are we thinking, I forget if there was supposed to be a lunch break today or not?”

Seated behind him were not only the attorneys, reporters and sketch artists who typically fill the courtroom in high-profile cases but also first lady Jill Biden, who embraced her son, his half-sister and even his son-in-law.

It was a gripping scene in a historic case in which the president’s son could face up to 25 years in jail. The first lady described the charges as “cruel” in an interview with MSNBC this year. She sat directly behind her son, eyeing the proceedings closely and offering support to him and other family members.

At times, she shook her head, as she did when a former police officer, a potential juror, described following the case in the news. The first lady also at times placed an arm around Melissa Cohen Biden, Hunter’s wife.

“We’ll be here tomorrow,” Cohen Biden mouthed quietly to the defense party at the end of the day.

Delaware degrees of separation

A former police officer described himself as an acquaintance of Jill Biden’s from their time working at the same school. “And I’ve met her husband,” added the man, who was not impaneled.

Asked what he knew about the case, another man said Delaware was not a place where local news slips under the radar. “I live in Delaware; you can’t swing a cat without hearing something,” he said.

Others claimed to be more closely associated with the Biden family, not merely passing colleagues but family friends, the sort you might say “hello” to socially, a woman said. She added that her husband was “very good friends with Beau,” Hunter Biden’s late brother, as she choked up.

Another juror, who described playing a squash tournament at Wilmington Country Club with Beau Biden in 2010, said he had coached Beau’s son “a couple of times” in baseball, basketball and flag football. His wife is also “very friendly” with Hallie Biden, Beau Biden’s widow, because of their connection from a private college preparatory school in the area, he said.

“The connection at Tatnall School is strong,” the man said. He conceded the connection would make it difficult for him to be impartial.

Sometimes, that familiarity was more pedestrian, such as when a potential juror who was struck told Lowell about his familiarity with the location of the grocery store where Hunter Biden’s gun was found.

But it was impossible to escape the presence of the first family, their influence and their long history hovering over the courtroom.

At one point, Noreika repeated a statement made by a woman who said she sort of knew the Bidens and felt for Hunter: “You don’t think it’s easy being the president’s son?”

Some are saying this gun trial isn’t enough.

It may even be a distraction.


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