Hunter’s Drug Addiction Spotlighted

( – In a new attempt by Hunter Biden to evade responsibility for his crimes, his lawyers claimed during the second day of his gun trial that he began taking narcotics due to a series of “traumas,” as the proceedings spotlighted the scandalous first son’s drug addiction.

Federal prosecutors presented to the jury on Tuesday that Hunter Biden’s self-acknowledged “drug addict” status was a pivotal reason for his dishonesty on federal documents, which he used to unlawfully acquire a firearm in 2018.

They underscored that upcoming testimonies would highlight his relentless pursuit of drug consumption.

In contrast, the defense team for President Biden’s son argued that a sequence of severe “traumas” pushed Hunter Biden towards an addiction-dominated lifestyle.

They claimed that at the time of the gun purchase, he did not perceive himself as having a drug issue.

“You will see that he is not guilty,” attorney Abbe Lowell stated, as reported by The Associated Press, cited by The Hill.

The narrative of Hunter Biden’s struggle with cocaine addiction, detailed in his 2021 memoir, was central in the opening remarks of this unprecedented criminal trial involving a current president’s offspring.

He is charged with three felony counts for making false declarations about his drug use on the firearm acquisition form, followed by an unlawful possession of the firearm for 11 days. He has entered a not guilty plea.

Derek Hines, a federal prosecutor, pointed out that merely days after Hunter Biden falsely answered “no” on a federal form—which inquired about illegal drug use or addiction—he actively sought drugs.

“No one is allowed to lie on a federal form like that, even Hunter Biden,” Hines remarked.

“He crossed the line when he chose to buy a gun and lied about a federal background check. … The defendant’s choice to buy a gun is why we are here,” he added.

Prosecutors leveraged excerpts from Hunter Biden’s book, “Beautiful Things,” where he described his exceptional ability to purchase crack cocaine in any location, likening the act to “playing Russian roulette,” as noted by NBC News.

“When the defendant filled out that form, he knew he was a drug addict,” Hines stated, underscoring that the prosecution does not need to prove that the president’s son was under the influence at the time of the purchase to establish his guilt.

However, Hunter Biden’s lawyers suggested that he might have believed he was telling the truth when he checked “no” on the form, which queries current drug use rather than past addiction.

Lowell directed the jury’s attention to the specific wording of the federal gun purchase form, which queries whether you “are” a drug user.

Lowell argued in recent court documents that Hunter Biden had just finished an 11-day rehab program and was living with a sober companion at the time, possibly leading him to believe he was not actively using or addicted.

He also highlighted that Hunter Biden was possibly in a profound state of denial regarding his drug use, compounded by life traumas, such as the death of his mother and sister in a 1972 car accident, which he and his brother Beau survived, and Beau Biden’s death from cancer in 2015.

The trial is anticipated to last approximately two weeks. If convicted on all charges, Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.

Hunter Biden also faces separate charges in California related to a $1.4 million tax evasion and filing false tax returns, with a trial possibly in September.

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