Hunter Biden’s Gun Trial Set To Begin June 3 After Judge Rejects Delay Request

Hunter Biden the son of President Joe Biden will face trial on federal gun charges starting June 3 after a judge denied his request to delay the proceedings. U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika rejected Biden’s attorneys’ argument that they needed more time until September to line up witnesses and review evidence from the prosecution.

The judge’s decision follows a recent ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which rejected Biden’s appeal to dismiss the gun charges. The court stated it lacked jurisdiction to overturn Noreika’s previous decision that the case should proceed to trial.

Special counsel David Weiss charged Biden last September with two counts of lying about drug use on a form to purchase a gun and one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm for 11 days while knowing he was a drug user. Biden pleaded not guilty to all charges after a plea deal with the government collapsed.

Noreika had previously rejected Biden’s argument that he was being wrongfully targeted for political reasons stating his attorneys failed to provide clear evidence that outside influences tainted the special counsel’s decision to pursue the case. Biden has acknowledged struggling with drug addiction during the time of the alleged offenses in 2018 but maintains he did not break the law.

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