'Looks like he wants to run': Internet rips Hunter Biden as he declines to testify in his gun crime trial

'Looks like he wants to run': Internet rips Hunter Biden as he declines to testify in his gun crime trial
In October 2018, Hunter Biden checked the 'No' box when asked if he was an illegal gun owner or drug addict on a federal firearm form (Getty Images)

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Hunter Biden will not take the stand in his own defense in his ongoing federal gun crime trial, despite earlier suggestions from his defense lawyer Abbe Lowell that he might. "Mr. Biden rests his case," Lowell informed the jury and judge on Monday morning, June 10. 

The prosecution, after that, called FBI Special Agent Erika Jensen back to the stand. Jensen is an FBI agent who was assigned to Hunter's case in the fall of 2023.

When Jensen first testified, she discussed the investigation and the examination of bank records and purported texts from the first son in 2018.

Pictured (L-R): Abbe Lowell, Hunter Biden (Columbia Law School, Getty Images)
Hunter Biden's defense lawyer Abbe Lowell previously hinted at the first son's testimony in his federal firearm trial (Columbia Law School, Getty Images)

Several Biden family members are present in Hunter Biden's gun trial courtroom

A group of Biden family members, including First Lady Jill Biden, Hunter's wife Melissa Cohen Biden, half-sister Ashley Biden, friend Kevin Morris, aunt Valerie Biden Owens, and her husband Jack, are present in the courtroom. James Biden, the brother of President Joe Biden, is also present.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: U.S. first lady Jill Biden delivers remarks during a reception to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. While highlighting examples of contributions by Asian Americans to U.S. culture and history, President Joe Biden also said the country must push back again anti-Asian bias, xenophobia and harassment, which has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Jill Biden was one of the several family members present at Hunter's gun crime trial (Getty Images)

Hunter Biden reportedly lied on a federal firearm form

In October 2018, Hunter checked the "No" box when asked if he was an illegal gun owner or drug addict on a federal firearm form, or ATF Form 4473.

Prosecutors are trying to show that he lied on the form. The first son bought a Cobra Colt .38 from StarQuest Shooters & Survival Supply in Wilmington.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28: Hunter Biden arrives at the Thomas P. O'Neil Jr. House Office Building for a closed door deposition on February 28, 2024 in Washington DC. A mobile billboard sponsored by the Congressional Integrity Project circled the building during the deposition. The mobile billboard is calling on House Republicans to drop the impeachment inquiry of President Biden after their star witness Alexander Smirnov was charged with lying to the FBI and accusing him of being a Russian intelligence asset. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Congressional Integrity Project)
Hunter Biden bought a Cobra Colt.38 from StarQuest Shooters & Survival Supply in Wilmington (Getty Images)

Fox editor Ben Domenech says Hunter Biden's alleged gun crime is 'far more clear cut' than Donald Trump's trial

Fox contributor and editor at large of The Spectator, Ben Domenech, said Sunday on Media Buzz that Hunter's alleged gun crime is "far more clear cut" compared to former President Donald Trump's trial.

"It's a document that you have to sign under under penalty of perjury," Domenech said, according to Fox News. "Everybody has to do this when they're buying a firearm, and in his case, Hunter obviously lied on that forum when he said that he was not addicted to any drugs when he said that he was able to purchase this weapon."

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Hunter Biden's alleged gun crime is 'far more clear cut' compared to former President Donald Trump's trial, said Ben Domenech (Getty Images)

"The irony of this is actually the Joe Biden himself signed a law into effect that made the penalty for this type of crime higher than it was in the past historically," he added.

While Trump's private business records were under investigation, Domenech suggested that Hunter's recent media attention had shown "the degree to which this had gone off the rails as much as it had. "I think there were a lot of people who were learning these things about Hunter Biden for the first time," he said. Nonetheless, Trump's charges "was a completely different standard."

Evidence against Hunter Biden is 'overwhelming', says legal analyst Gregg Jarrett

Gregg Jarrett, legal analyst for Fox News, spoke about the potential effects of Hunter's testimony should he be called to testify in his federal gun trial.

"His problem is there is no defending the indefensible. The evidence overwhelming. He lied, he incriminated himself on the laptop, in his own book, witnesses confirmed the lie," Jarrett said, per the outlet. 

Jarrett also talked about Hunter's defense, claiming it was weak and might hinge on a sympathetic Delaware jury.

Legal analyst Gregg Jarrett spoke about the potential effects of Hunter Biden's testimony should he be called to testify in his federal gun trial (X/@GreggJarrett)

"It's Delaware, it's the Biden's personal theifdom, and it's a friendly jury," Jarrett said. "His main defense is really quite desperate. That he was so addicted that he was in denial about his addiction therefor didn't knowingly lie. But under the law being addled by drugs is not a defense, which means... his real defense is a combination of sympathy for a recovering addict and jury nullification, ignore the facts, disregard the law."

President Joe Biden on son Hunter Biden's trial

Last week, President Biden released the following statement about his son's trial, "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. Hunter’s resilience in the face of adversity and the strength he has brought to his recovery are inspiring to us."

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President Joe Biden released a statement, emphasizing Hunter Biden's 'resilience' amid his son's trial last week (Getty Images)

"A lot of families have loved ones who have overcome addiction and know what we mean. As the President, I don’t and won’t comment on pending federal cases, but as a Dad, I have boundless love for my son, confidence in him, and respect for his strength. Our family has been through a lot together, and Jill and I are going to continue to be there for Hunter and our family with our love and support," the statement said.

Internet mocks Hunter Biden, calls him 'chicken'

Netizens took multiple jabs at Hunter after he decided not to testify in the ongoing crime gun trial.

One X user tweeted, "Figures. Politicians' kids getting special treatment again. Guess that's what happens when you're part of the 'right' family." Another wrote, "Because he is a criminal plan and simple for millions to see!!!"

"If the evidence supports convicting Hunter Biden, I hope he is found guilty and punished appropriately. I won't be voting for Hunter Biden." said a user. "He’s Chicken," mocked another.

"He looks like he wants to run," penned one. "He probably would if you offered him some crack," opined one while another echoed, "Coward."








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