05-9-2024, 10:43 AM

Hunter Biden’s gun trial won’t be stopped by an appeals court

Hunter Biden's federal gun indictment was upheld by a federal appeals court Thursday, setting up Delaware trial next month.

The president's son asked the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the charges by overturning the trial judge's decision to proceed. The appellate panel rejected Biden's appeal, giving special counsel David Weiss, who brought the charges, another victory.

Weiss' team proved that the appellate court lacked jurisdiction and had to dismiss Biden's appeal.

“This appeal is dismissed because the defendant has not shown the District Court’s orders are appealable before final judgment,” the three-judge appellate panel wrote in a four-page ruling.

The trial will begin in early June unless the parties reach a plea deal or other resolution, which is possible. Another motion to dismiss the case involving Biden's Second Amendment rights has yet to be decided by the trial judge.

Biden was using drugs when he illegally bought and owned a revolver in 2018, according to prosecutors. He denies all three felonies.

His attorneys say the charges violate his Second Amendment rights and that “possessing an unloaded gun for 11 days was not a threat to public safety.”

Biden will face a federal tax indictment trial in late June in California. He has pleaded not guilty to all nine charges in that case, which involves millions of dollars made in Ukraine, China, and other overseas deals.

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