Hunter Biden's Attorney Throws Fellow Biden Under the Bus as Trial Gets Messy

Hunter Biden's Attorney Throws Fellow Biden Under the Bus as Trial Gets Messy

In opening arguments on Tuesday, Hunter Biden’s legal team signaled that they would attempt to shift the blame for their client’s misconduct onto Hallie Biden.

Axios reported early Wednesday that “Hunter’s lead defense attorney Abbe Lowell repeatedly deflected blame toward Hallie.”

Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter’s brother Beau, was in a romantic relationship with Hunter in October 2018, the same time Hunter purchased a firearm, a transaction now at the center of his trial.

The Justice Department alleges that Hunter signed a federal form falsely stating he was not using drugs, despite being addicted to both alcohol and crack cocaine at the time.

Hallie also faced addiction issues during her relationship with Hunter, according to the prosecution.

The president’s son is now facing three federal charges related to that firearm purchase.

“Lowell said that Hallie Biden — who is set to testify as soon as Wednesday and has been granted immunity — found the gun and ‘created a firestorm,’ ‘freaked out,’ ‘freaked out again,’ ‘took it upon herself to take the gun,’ and put it in a Dumpster near a Delaware grocery store,” Axios reported.

He underscored that “Hallie, not Hunter” disposed of the firearm irresponsibly, leaving it where anyone could find it, according to the outlet.

Indeed, the gun was found by another individual, who reported it to the police.

Two officers involved in recovering the firearm are expected to testify.

Hallie Biden likely won’t be the only Biden family member to testify against Hunter, as Axios noted that Kathleen Buhle, Hunter’s ex-wife, is also on the prosecution’s witness list.

On the defense side, President Joe Biden’s brother James Biden and Buhle’s daughter Naomi Biden are potential witnesses.

“Buhle and Hallie likely will testify about Hunter’s addiction to crack cocaine, while Jimmy and Naomi are likely to testify about Hunter’s state of mind when he bought a gun in Wilmington,” Axios explained.

As Axios noted, the trial “won’t just be the U.S. v. Biden — it’ll also be Biden v. Biden.”

The notorious “Hunter Biden laptop” has also been entered into evidence by the DOJ.

The three charges carry a maximum sentence of 25 years, though many outlets have indicated that such a severe sentence is unlikely for a first-time offender.

Prior to the trial, President Biden issued a statement in support of his son.

“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. A lot of families have loved ones who have overcome addiction and know what we mean,” the president said.

“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.”

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