President Issues Message of Support for Son, Hunter, as Jury Selection Begins in Gun Case

First Lady Jill Biden is seated in the front row of the courtroom to support her son, who is being charged with three felonies related to a 2018 gun purchase.

Jury selection began on June 3 in the federal gun case against Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, after a plea deal that would have avoided a trial and public spectacle ahead of the November election failed.

Hunter Biden has been charged in Delaware with three felonies related to a 2018 gun purchase. Based on testimony in his memoir, he was addicted to crack cocaine during this time and has been accused of lying to the gun dealer, making a false statement that he was not a drug user on the application to screen firearm applicants, and illegally possessing the gun for 11 days.

First Lady Jill Biden attended jury selection in person, sitting in the front row of the courtroom to support her son. President Biden released a statement saying he has “boundless love” for his son and “respect for his strength.”

“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.

“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.”

Mr. Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He maintains he was unfairly targeted by the Justice Department after GOP lawmakers called his failed pea deal “special treatment” because he’s the president’s son.

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President Biden added that he won’t provide further comment on “pending federal cases.”

During jury selection, the judge will screen prospective jurors for their impartiality by asking questions such as whether they have run for political office, donated to any political campaigns, or if their views about the 2024 presidential election will affect their decisions as jurors.

The judge will ask prospective jurors if they believe Hunter Biden is facing prosecution because of his status as the president’s son. The judge will also inquire about their views on purchasing firearms while addicted to drugs, including the question, “Do you believe someone who is addicted to drugs should not be charged with a crime?”

This is a developing story. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Original News Source Link – Epoch Times

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