Hunter Biden Seeks Another Delay for Gun Trial

( – After his previous attempts to postpone his June 3 trial for felony gun charges failed, President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is again trying to delay the start of the trial.

On May 20, Hunter Biden’s attorneys asked the entire 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to review his bid to throw out the indictment after a three-judge panel unanimously rejected his appeal in early May. His attorneys also requested that while the appeals court considers his new appeal petition, the appeals court should pause any trial proceedings. In the filing, his attorneys wrote that “there is no urgency in having an immediate trial” of Hunter Biden, noting that there is not much time between his Delaware trial for the gun charges and the start of his trial in California for his federal tax trial.

The charges in Delaware and California against Hunter Biden were brought by special counsel David Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Delaware appointed by former President Donald Trump, whom Attorney General Merrick Garland elevated to special counsel status in 2023.

According to Weiss, in 2018, Hunter Biden violated federal law when he allegedly illegally purchased and possessed a revolver while he was using illicit drugs. Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to three felony counts and alleges the gun charges are politically motivated.

A May 20 court filing shows Weiss plans to have three of Hunter Biden’s former romantic partners, his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle, Hallie Biden, the widow of his late brother whom he later dated, and Lunden Roberts, the mother of Hunter Biden’s daughter, to testify about his drug addiction. The court filings include descriptions of some of the prosecution’s key witnesses, what they intend to testify about, and text messages and photos that prosecutors intend to show to the jury.

Hunter Biden is also pursuing appeals and trying to delay the start of his federal tax trial in California, where he is charged with failing to pay more than $1.4 million in taxes over three years while he was using drugs and living an “extravagant lifestyle.” The trial is set to begin June 20.

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