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‘I will accept the outcome of this case’: Biden says he ‘will always be there’ for son Hunter

Joe Biden has released a statement after his son, Hunter Biden, was found guilty on three counts related to illegal gun possession.

“As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today,” the president said in his statement.

So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery.

As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that.

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Special counsel David Weiss, at a news conference just now, said Hunter Biden’s conviction is a reminder that no one is above the law.

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“Everyone must be accountable for their actions, even this defendant,” Weiss said. He added:

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However, Hunter Biden should be no more accountable than any other citizen convicted of this same conduct. The prosecution has been and will continue to be committed to this principle.

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Weiss expressed sympathy with people struggling with addiction but noted that this case was about the “illegal choices” Hunter Biden made “to lie on a government form when he bought a gun, and the choice to then possess that gun.”

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“It was these choices and the combination of guns and drugs, that made his conduct dangerous,” Weiss said.

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Ultimately this case was not just about addiction, a disease that haunts families across the United States, including Hunter Biden’s family. This case was about the illegal choices the defendant made while in the throes of addiction.

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Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver remarks at a gun violence prevention conference in Washington DC, just hours after his son, Hunter Biden, was found guilty on all three federal felony charges related to the purchase of a firearm in 2018.

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The president is expected to speak at Everytown for Gun Safety’s annual training conference, Gun Sense University, at 1.30pm ET.

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We will be following his speech live.

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Hunter Biden has publicly responded to the guilty verdict he received at his federal gun trial, in a new statement.

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The 54-year-old thanked his wife, family, and other loved ones for their support, adding that he is more “grateful today for the love and support…than I am disappointed by the outcome”.

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Biden added that he is blessed to experience the “gift” of recovery.

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Read Biden’s full statement below:

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I am more grateful today for the love and support I experienced this last week from Melissa, my family, my friends, and my community than I am disappointed by the outcome. Recovery is possible by the grace of God, and I am blessed to experience that gift one day at a time.”

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Joe Biden has released a statement after his son, Hunter Biden, was found guilty on three counts related to illegal gun possession.

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“As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today,” the president said in his statement.

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So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery.

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As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that.

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Court has adjourned for the day after the jury found Hunter Biden guilty on all three counts.

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No sentencing date has been set.

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First lady Jill Biden arrived to the courthouse shortly after the jury delivered its verdict.

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Hunter Biden, who has just been convicted on all three counts in his federal gun trial, could face up to 25 years in prison.

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However, such a sentence would be highly unusual given that he is a first-time offender.

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It is unclear whether the presiding judge, Maryellen Noreika, would give him time behind bars.

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Hunter Biden also faces a separate federal trial in California on charges of failing to pay $1.4m in taxes.

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A federal jury has convicted Hunter Biden on all three felony charges in his federal gun trial.

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Hunter Biden is charged with two felony counts of making a false statement related to the purchase of a firearm, and a third felony count of illegally possessing a gun while being an unlawful user of drugs.

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Jurors in Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial in Delaware have reached a verdict after around three hours of deliberations.

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Hunter Biden, the only surviving son of Joe Biden, faces three felony charges tied to a 2018 firearm purchase while using narcotics.

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He is accused of making false statements on a gun-purchase form when he said he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs, and then unlawfully possessing the gun for 11 days.

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Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty.

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Attorney general Merrick Garland has warned that rising “baseless, personal and dangerous” attacks on the department of justice have become “dangerous for our democracy”.

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Garland, in a Washington Post op-ed published this morning, echoed his fiery defense of the DoJ before the House judiciary committee last week amid recent threats by GOP allies of Donald Trump to defund special counsel Jack Smith, who is prosecuting the former president in the classified documents case and 2020 election subversion case.

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“We will not be intimidated by these attacks,” Garland wrote.

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Continued unfounded attacks against the Justice Department’s employees are dangerous for people’s safety. They are dangerous for our democracy. This must stop.

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He said the DoJ was facing conspiracy theories and threats of violence “like never before”. Garland did not call out Trump by name, but denounced a number of “conspiracy theories” circulated by Republicans about the DoJ being weaponized against the former president. Garland said:

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The Justice Department makes decisions about criminal investigations based only on the facts and the law. We do not investigate people because of their last name, their political affiliation, the size of their bank account, where they come from or what they look like. We investigate and prosecute violations of federal law — nothing more, nothing less.

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Justice Samuel Alito’s flat-out refusal to address doubts about his impartiality in the wake of the flags scandal has underlined the weakness of the supreme court’s current ethical guidelines.

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The supreme court justice has rejected calls to recuse himself from supreme court cases involving Donald Trump and January 6 defendants, following controversies over an inverted American flag seen at Alito’s home in Alexandria, Virginia, less than two weeks after the attack on the Capitol, and an “Appeal to Heaven” flag seen flying outside his beach home in New Jersey last summer.

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Both flags were carried by rioters who violently stormed the Capitol in January 2021 echoing Trump’s false claims of election fraud.

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Following a public outcry over undeclared luxury trips and other gifts that had been received by Alito and his fellow hard-right justice Clarence Thomas, the court was forced to adopt its first ethics code last November.

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To the dismay of advocates of judicial reform, however, the code contained no enforcement provision. Individual justices are left to their own devices to decide whether or not they should recuse from cases in which there might be an appearance or reality of conflict of interest or impartiality.

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In a separate recording, Martha-Ann Alito, the supreme court justice’s wife, said she wanted to fly a Catholic flag at the couple’s home in Virginia in response to a Pride flag in her neighborhood.

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“You know what I want?” Alito told the filmmaker Lauren Windsor, who was posing as a religious conservative at a black-tie event, adding:

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I want a Sacred Heart of Jesus flag because I have to look across the lagoon at the Pride flag for the next month.

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She said she had deferred to her husband and agreed not to fly the flag for now, but said that she had told him that “when you are free of this nonsense,” adding:

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I’m putting it up and I’m going to send them a message every day, maybe every week. I’ll be changing the flags.

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EXCLUSIVE UNDERCOVER AUDIO:
Martha-Ann Alito Unfurled
"I want a Sacred Heart of Jesus flag because I have to look across the lagoon at the Pride flag for the next month." pic.twitter.com/okNsW7SPlu

— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) June 10, 2024

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Good morning US politics readers. Supreme court justice Samuel Alito is in facing fresh scrutiny after newly released audio recordings captured him agreeing that America should return “to a place of godliness”, just weeks after he came under fire for controversial flags that flew above his homes.

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In audio posted on social media by liberal filmmaker Lauren Windsor, Alito is heard questioning whether compromise between the left and right is possible. “One side or the other is going to win,” Alito said.

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There can be a way of working, a way of living together peacefully, but it’s difficult, you know, because there are differences on fundamental things that really can’t be compromised.

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The recording comes after reports that an upside-down American flag was displayed at the home of Alito and his wife, Martha-Ann Alito, in Virginia just weeks after the January 6 Capitol riot. The inverted flag is a symbol that has become associated with Donald Trump’s false claims that Joe Biden stole the election. Another provocative flag, the “Appeal to Heaven” flag which has in recent years become a symbol of far-right Christian extremism, was flown outside the Alito’s’ New Jersey summer home, according to reports.

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Alito has rejected calls to step aside from supreme court cases involving Trump and January 6 defendants, claiming that neither incident merits his recusal. The court is considering two major cases related to the 6 January 2021 attack by a mob of Trump supporters on the Capitol, including charges faced by the rioters and whether the former president has immunity from prosecution on election interference charges.

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  • 1.30pm ET. Joe Biden will speak about gun safety at Everytown’s Gun Sense University.

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  • Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, met this morning in Israel with Benny Gantz, chair of the National Unity party. Blinken will participate in an event in Sweimeh, Jordan, during an international conference to call for urgent humanitarian aid for Gaza. In the evening, Blinken will meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah.

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  • Jury deliberations began in Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial on Monday. Deliberations are not expected to last long.

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Hunter Biden’s conviction is the best possible evidence that Joe Biden is not “rigging the criminal justice system as Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed, Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne Jr writes.

Hunter Biden’s conviction is the best possible evidence that the president is not “rigging” the criminal justice system. Will that stop Trump and his apologists from claiming otherwise? Of course not. But everyone else should challenge Trump’s dangerous attacks on the rule of law https://t.co/dh6mHJPvtx

— EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) June 11, 2024

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Hunter Biden’s conviction is the best possible evidence that the president is not “rigging” the criminal justice system. Will that stop Trump and his apologists from claiming otherwise? Of course not. But everyone else should challenge Trump’s dangerous attacks on the rule of law https://t.co/dh6mHJPvtx

— EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) June 11, 2024

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Hunter Biden conviction shows ‘no one is above the law’, says special counsel

Special counsel David Weiss, at a news conference just now, said Hunter Biden’s conviction is a reminder that no one is above the law.

“Everyone must be accountable for their actions, even this defendant,” Weiss said. He added:

However, Hunter Biden should be no more accountable than any other citizen convicted of this same conduct. The prosecution has been and will continue to be committed to this principle.

Weiss expressed sympathy with people struggling with addiction but noted that this case was about the “illegal choices” Hunter Biden made “to lie on a government form when he bought a gun, and the choice to then possess that gun.”

“It was these choices and the combination of guns and drugs, that made his conduct dangerous,” Weiss said.

Ultimately this case was not just about addiction, a disease that haunts families across the United States, including Hunter Biden’s family. This case was about the illegal choices the defendant made while in the throes of addiction.

Department of Justice Special Counsel David Weiss, center, accompanied by by federal prosecutors Derek Hines, right, and Leo Wise speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP
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Biden to speak about gun control after son Hunter convicted on firearm charges

Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver remarks at a gun violence prevention conference in Washington DC, just hours after his son, Hunter Biden, was found guilty on all three federal felony charges related to the purchase of a firearm in 2018.

The president is expected to speak at Everytown for Gun Safety’s annual training conference, Gun Sense University, at 1.30pm ET.

We will be following his speech live.

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A press conference with special counsel David Weiss and fellow prosecutors on the Hunter Biden federal gun trial is expected to start at 1.00pm ET.

Stay tuned for further updates.

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Abbe Lowell, the attorney for Hunter Biden, said that they are “naturally disappointed” by the verdict and are exploring other legal options given Tuesday’s guilty verdict.

In a statement, Lowell said:

We respect the jury process, and as we have done throughout this case, we will continue to vigorously pursue all the legal challenges available to Hunter…Through all he has been through in his recovery, including this trial, Hunter has felt grateful for and blessed by the love and support of his family.

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Hunter Biden: ‘I am more grateful today for the love and support … than I am disappointed by the outcome’

Hunter Biden has publicly responded to the guilty verdict he received at his federal gun trial, in a new statement.

The 54-year-old thanked his wife, family, and other loved ones for their support, adding that he is more “grateful today for the love and support…than I am disappointed by the outcome”.

Biden added that he is blessed to experience the “gift” of recovery.

Read Biden’s full statement below:

I am more grateful today for the love and support I experienced this last week from Melissa, my family, my friends, and my community than I am disappointed by the outcome. Recovery is possible by the grace of God, and I am blessed to experience that gift one day at a time.”

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House oversight chair James Comer said Hunter Biden’s guilty verdict is a “a step toward accountability,” but added that he still wants further investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings.

In a statement, Comer celebrated the verdict and called on the Department of Justice to investigate the “Bidens’ corrupt influence peddling schemes”.

Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal was smoked out after scrutiny by a federal judge.

Today’s verdict is a step toward accountability but until the Department of Justice investigates everyone involved in the Bidens’ corrupt influence peddling schemes that generated over $18 million in foreign payments to the Biden family, it will be clear department officials continue to cover for the Big Guy, Joe Biden.

Comer, a US representative from Kentucky, has been investigating the Biden family for 18 months and has yet to reveal any evidence of financial misdeeds or other crimes.

In fact, Comer’s investigation into Joe Biden was criticized by the Congressional Integrity Project, a watchdog group, for “[overhyping] allegations of bribery and corruption against Biden without once producing hard evidence,” the Guardian’s David Smith reported.

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The Trump campaign has released a statement responding to Hunter Biden’s conviction, claiming the trial “has been nothing more than a distraction from the real crimes of the Biden Crime Family.”

In a statement obtained by CNN, the campaign continued:

Crooked Joe Biden’s reign over the Biden Family Criminal Empire is all coming to an end on November 5th, and never again will a Biden sell government access for personal profit. As for Hunter, we wish him well in his recovery and legal affairs.

According to the outlet, the Trump campaign then sent an updated statement, striking the well wishes to Hunter.

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‘I will accept the outcome of this case’: Biden says he ‘will always be there’ for son Hunter

Joe Biden has released a statement after his son, Hunter Biden, was found guilty on three counts related to illegal gun possession.

“As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today,” the president said in his statement.

So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery.

As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that.

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Hunter Biden is “full of love and gratitude” for his family and will continue to be “incredibly strong” after his conviction, a source has told Axios.

A person close to Hunter tells Axios:
“Hunter continues to be incredibly strong – he was full of love and gratitude for his family and his and team”

— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 11, 2024

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A person close to Hunter tells Axios:
“Hunter continues to be incredibly strong – he was full of love and gratitude for his family and his and team”

— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 11, 2024

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Joe Biden has previously indicated that he will not pardon his son, Hunter Biden, if he is convicted at his federal gun trial.

Asked during an interview last Tuesday if he would be prepared to accept whatever outcome arises from Hunter Biden’s trial, Biden replied: “Yes.”

The president has not attended his son’s trial in person, but released a statement last week saying that “I am the President, but I am also a Dad” who has “boundless love for my son, confidence in him, and respect for his strength.”

Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today. Hunter’s resilience in the face of adversity and the strength he has brought to his recovery are inspiring to us. A lot of families have loved ones who have overcome addiction and know what we mean.

Hunter Biden accompanied by his mother, first lady Jill Biden and his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, walks out of federal court after hearing the verdict, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP
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Hunter Biden’s conviction on federal gun charges comes just hours before his father, Joe Biden, is scheduled to deliver remarks at a gun violence prevention summit to highlight his administration’s efforts to reduce crime.

The president is expected to speak at 1.30pm ET at a conference hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund.

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No sentencing date set after Hunter Biden gun conviction

Court has adjourned for the day after the jury found Hunter Biden guilty on all three counts.

No sentencing date has been set.

First lady Jill Biden arrived to the courthouse shortly after the jury delivered its verdict.

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Hunter Biden’s daughter, Naomi Biden Neal – testifying in his defence – told the court that her father had seemed sober in the weeks before the purchase of the firearm at the center of the trial.

But the prosecution introduced more text messages that betrayed a strained and fraying relationship between the pair, including one in which Naomi told her father he had driven her to breaking point.

The prosecution called other members of the Biden family, including his former wife Kathleen Buhle, to whom he was married for 24 years, and Hallie Biden, the widow of his brother Beau, as it tried to show that Hunter’s drug use continued during 2018 and 2019.

The testimony painted a portrait of Hunter Biden falling deeper into addiction as he struggled to cope with the death of his brother Beau, who died from brain cancer in 2015.

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The jury’s verdict in the Hunter Biden trial, reached after about three hours of deliberation, followed a week-long trial in the Biden family’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, that featured sometimes excruciating testimony about his addiction habit, much of it from some of his closest relatives.

It followed a decision by Hunter Biden, the oldest living son of Joe Biden, not to take the witness stand in his own defence.

He was accused of making two false statements when filling a form to buy a Colt revolver in October 2018: first by stating untruthfully that he was not addicted to or using drugs, and then by declaring the statement to be true. A third charge alleged that he then illegally owned the gun possession for 11 days, before his sister-in-law and then lover, Hallie Biden, threw it in a trash bin in panic.

Abbe Lowell, Hunter’s principal lawyer, argued that the prosecution had provided no evidence that he had taken crack cocaine – to which he later admitted in a memoir to having been addicted before going into rehabilitation – in the month that he bought and owned the gun.

The defence lawyer also established that no one had seen Hunter use the drug in that period.

But messages retrieved from Hunter’s mobile phone undermined the argument that he had not been ingesting drugs in the period before and after purchasing the weapon. The day after he bought the gun, he sent a text to Hallie Biden saying he was meeting a known drug dealer called Mookie. Then, a day later, he revealed in another text that he was sleeping on a car and smoking crack.

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Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison

Hunter Biden, who has just been convicted on all three counts in his federal gun trial, could face up to 25 years in prison.

However, such a sentence would be highly unusual given that he is a first-time offender.

It is unclear whether the presiding judge, Maryellen Noreika, would give him time behind bars.

Hunter Biden also faces a separate federal trial in California on charges of failing to pay $1.4m in taxes.

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Hunter Biden found guilty on all three felony charges

A federal jury has convicted Hunter Biden on all three felony charges in his federal gun trial.

Hunter Biden is charged with two felony counts of making a false statement related to the purchase of a firearm, and a third felony count of illegally possessing a gun while being an unlawful user of drugs.

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Hunter Biden has re-entered the Wilmington courthouse with his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, after news came that a verdict has been reached in his criminal trial on federal gun charges.

Hunter Biden’s uncle and aunt, James and Valerie Biden, are also at the courthouse.

Hunter Biden arrives to federal court with his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP

Jurors resumed deliberations this morning after deliberating for about an hour yesterday after lawyers on both sides delivered closing arguments.

Here are some key takeaways from the trial’s proceedings last week.

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Jury reaches verdict in Hunter Biden gun trial

Jurors in Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial in Delaware have reached a verdict after around three hours of deliberations.

Hunter Biden, the only surviving son of Joe Biden, faces three felony charges tied to a 2018 firearm purchase while using narcotics.

He is accused of making false statements on a gun-purchase form when he said he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs, and then unlawfully possessing the gun for 11 days.

Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty.

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