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Hunter Biden gun trial live: Jill Biden arrives in court to support stepson with wife Melissa as Joe issues rare statement on legal issues

Hunter Biden gun trial live: Jill Biden arrives in court to support stepson with wife Melissa as Joe issues rare statement on legal issues

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Welcome to DailyMail.com’s daily live politics blog, with updates on Hunter Biden’s gun trial in Delaware.

The scandal-plagued president is in court for jury selection, just days after Donald Trump was convicted on all 34 counts of falsifying business records in the Manhattan financial hush-hush case.

Hunter is accused of lying about his drug use when he purchased a gun and could face up to 25 years in federal prison if convicted on all three counts.

First Lady Jill Biden and Hunter’s half-sister Ashley were among his supportive entourage on the first day.

Follow DailyMail.com live updates from our reporters in the courtroom plus all the biggest political stories of the day, including Dr. Anthony Fauci’s questioning in Congress.

Jill Biden arrives in court to show support for stepson Hunter

U.S. First Lady Jill Biden arrives at federal court on the opening day of the trial of Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, on gun-related criminal charges in Wilmington, Delaware, USA United, June 3, 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

by Emily Goodin, senior political reporter for DailyMail.com

Jill Biden joined Hunter Biden in court Monday to show support for her stepson.

The first lady, dressed in a purple pantsuit, was seen entering the courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware.

She and President Joe Biden changed their schedule to arrive in Wilmington Sunday evening instead of Monday as planned.

Monday is also Jill Biden’s birthday. She is celebrating her 73rd birthday.

She has repeatedly stated that she believes Hunter Biden is innocent.

I think what they’re doing to Hunter is cruel,” Jill Biden told MSNBC in November. ‘I’m really proud of the way Hunter has rebuilt his life after his addiction. I love my son.’

Dr. Anthony Fauci to be questioned in Congress after damning transcript released

Dr. Anthony Fauci is preparing for a COVID debate in Congress today after damning testimony was revealed during a January interview.

Republicans plan to question him about the COVID restrictions he put in place, which he admitted did little to “slow the spread” of the virus.

He also admitted that he “invented” the six-foot social distancing rule and other measures to “protect” Americans.

Here are other takeaways from his testimony as he prepares to face lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Joe Biden says he is “so proud” of his son Hunter

by Emily Goodin, senior political reporter for DailyMail.com

The president released a rare statement about his son Hunter as his gun trial begins Monday in Delaware.

I’m the president, but I’m also a dad. Jill and I love our son and are very proud of the man he is today. Hunter’s resilience in the face of adversity and the strength he brought to his recovery inspire us.

Many families have loved ones who have overcome addiction and understand what we mean.

As President, I will not comment or comment on current federal matters, but as a father, I have boundless love for my son, trust in him, and respect for his strength.

Our family has been through a lot together, and Jill and I will continue to be there for Hunter and our family with our love and support.

Peter Neal, Naomi Biden’s husband, is also in court amid speculation she may be pregnant

First lady Jill Biden arrives at federal court, Monday, June 3, 2024, in Wilmington, Del.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Peter Neal, Naomi Biden’s husband and Jill’s grandson, was also in court with Hunter’s entourage Monday morning.

Naomi was not by his side even though she was thought to be pregnant.

Ashley Biden and Hunter’s wife, Melissa, were also in court for the start of jury selection.

Who is Hunter’s bong-smoking lawyer who accompanies him to court?

Ashley Biden stands in federal court on the opening day of the trial of Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, on gun-related criminal charges in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., June 3, 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Hunter Biden’s Hollywood lawyer and “sugar brother” Kevin Morris is with him in court today.

Morris is reportedly “strapped” for cash after financially supporting Hunter’s legal battles over the past four and a half years to the tune of $6 million.

Morris, 61, decided to intervene after feeling Hunter had little support, but has since confirmed he would no longer continue to lend him money to fight his battles.

The withdrawal of financial support for the president’s son comes at the worst possible time for Hunter, 54, with two trials looming that could end up seeing him serve prison time.

Hunter Biden entered court just after 8:30 a.m.

Hunter Biden made sure his wife Melissa Cohen had a seat in the courtroom when he arrived.

Reporters were barred from the main courtroom due to the number of potential jurors in the selection process.

Members of the media are not permitted to use electronic devices inside the court.

Ashley Biden, Hunter’s half-sister, is also in court

Ashley Biden arrives before Hunter Biden's trial in federal court, Monday, June 3, 2024, in Wilmington, Del.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Ashley Biden stands in federal court on the opening day of the trial of Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, on gun-related criminal charges in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., June 3, 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Hallie Biden – a potential witness in Hunter’s gun trial – is set to get married

President Biden’s former daughter-in-law is set to get married, years after she left her husband Beau by infamously dating Hunter Biden.

Hallie Biden, 50, will walk down the aisle with Ohio financial broker John Hopkins Anning, 53, according to Page Six.

The nuptials could take place as soon as this weekend, with a marriage license already showing up in court records in Hamilton County, Ohio.

It comes five years after her controversial relationship with Hunter ended, and the 50-year-old is expected to be called as a witness in the president’s son’s upcoming trial over gun violations.

Hunter Biden arrives in court with his wife Melissa

Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, arrives at federal court on the opening day of his trial on gun-related criminal charges in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., June 3, 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Hunter Biden arrived in court with his wife Melissa Cohen for jury selection in his historic gun trial.

The president’s son appeared in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, without addressing the waiting media.

Upon entering the building, he was embraced by two men who appeared to be part of his entourage.

A security guard asked him if he had any computers or cables on him, to which he replied, “No.”

He placed his wallet on a table then scanned a scanner.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, arrives at federal court with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden on the opening day of his trial on gun-related criminal charges in Wilmington, Delaware, US, on 3 June 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Hunter Biden arrives at federal court, with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden, Monday, June 3, 2024, in Wilmington, Del.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, arrives in federal court on the opening day of his trial on gun-related criminal charges in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., June 3, 2024. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

What is the government’s evidence in the Hunter Biden gun case?

Photos from Hunter Biden's hard drive Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden Photos from Hunter Biden's hard drive obtained after the FBI seized his laptop. From: https://twitter.com/AmyKremer/status/1316336769907011585

The government said it has videos and photographs of Hunter Biden smoking crack or with drug paraphernalia, as well as messages sent to alleged street dealers arranging drug buys.

The evidence was collected from Biden’s iCloud account, laptop and phone messages, prosecutors said.

The government said it may call Hunter Biden’s ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, and other romantic partners to describe his addiction at the time of purchasing and possessing the gun.

Prosecutors said they plan to present excerpts from Biden’s 2021 book, Beautiful Things, in which he describes himself as a ‘crack addict’ with no plans beyond ‘the instant demands of the crack pipe’ .

The DOJ’s strange reason for not releasing audio of Biden’s awkward interview with special counsel Robert Hur

Releasing the audio recording of Joe Biden’s awkward interview with special counsel Robert Hur would make the false versions more credible, the Justice Department said.

The White House is fighting a rearguard action to keep the tape secret after the president was described as an “elderly man with a bad memory” by Hur during his investigation into the mishandling of classified documents.

A transcript revealed that the president forgot the year his son Beau died, when Trump was elected, and said “I don’t remember,” “I don’t remember” and “I don’t remember.” I have no fucking idea” over 100 times while cracking up. jokes and making car noises.

Heavy police presence outside court as Hunter Biden prepares to arrive

Welcome to DailyMail.com’s daily US politics blog – featuring live coverage of Hunter Biden’s historic gun trial

Welcome to DailyMail.com’s daily live politics blog, with updates on Hunter Biden’s gun trial in Delaware.

The president’s scandal-wracked son will appear in court for jury selection, just days after Donald Trump was found guilty of all 34 counts of falsifying business records in the Manhattan hush-hush case .

Hunter is accused of lying about his drug use when he purchased a gun and could face up to 25 years in federal prison if convicted on all three counts.

Here’s a look at all the evidence federal prosecutors plan to use.

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