Jury selection for Hunter Biden gun trial begins, president defends son

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, arrives at federal court with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden, on the opening day of the criminal trial on gun charges in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, March 3 June 2024.

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Chairperson Joe Biden expressed love and support Monday morning for his only surviving son, Hunter Bidenwho faces the start of a federal trial on criminal gun charges.

“I am President, but I am also a father,” Mr. Biden said in a statement as jury selection began in the trial in U.S. District Court in Delaware.

Hunter Biden, 54, faces three charges related to purchasing and possessing a Colt Cobra revolver while high on drugs in 2018. The trial is expected to last two weeks.

The trial began just four days after a jury in New York found the former Republican President Donald Trumpis now the party’s projected candidate, Committed 34 crimes belong to falsifying business records.

Both Statement by Trump and Hunter Biden that they were unfair target of the Ministry of Justice for political reasons.

President Biden said that he and first lady Jill Biden “love our son and we are very proud of who he is today.”

The first lady was in court Monday to support her stepson, the first son of a sitting president to stand trial on criminal charges.

US First Lady Jill Biden arrives at federal court on the opening day of the trial of Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, on criminal gun charges in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, June 3, 2024 .

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Joe Biden said: “As President, I do not and will not comment on pending federal cases, but as a father, I have boundless love for my son yourself, trust in it and respect for its power”.

Hunter Biden faces a second trial in September on federal tax charges.

“Hunter’s resilience in the face of adversity and the strength he has brought to recovery are inspiring to us,” the President said. “A lot of families have loved ones who have overcome addiction and understand what we mean.”

Hunter Biden’s history of drug abuse is at the heart of the Delaware case.

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“Our family has been through a lot together, and Jill and I will continue to stand by Hunter and our family with our love and support,” Biden said.

Trump’s historic conviction came on the day Biden, Hunter Biden and the first lady gathered to remember the president’s late son, Beau Bidenon the 9th anniversary of his death in 2015 from brain cancer, at the age of 46.

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