Hunter Biden Files Multiple Appeals to Dismiss Weapons Charges

Hunter Biden continues to try to get the federal charges that have been levied against him dismissed.

His legal team recently filed more appeals seeking to dismiss the federal gun charges he’s facing. The trial for those charges is supposed to start on June 3.

Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has been charged with three felony counts, all related to an attempt he made to purchase a gun in 2018. Prosecutors allege that when Hunter was applying for the gun permit in Delaware, he lied about his drug use.

Hunter has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges filed against him. He’s claimed that he only had possession of the gun for 11 days, too.

His legal team has tried several times, and in many different ways, to delay the case or have it dismissed altogether. All of those requests to this point have been rejected by Maryellen Noreika, the U.S. District judge overseeing the case.

The latest appeals, filed Monday, ask for a federal appeals court to once again hear arguments about having the indictment against Hunter Biden completely thrown out. The legal team has also requested that, while this appeal is being considered, the trial be pushed back.

Earlier in May, a three-judge panel for the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Hunter Biden’s appeal of the judge’s ruling. In doing so, the panel said it didn’t have jurisdiction to even review that request.

The appeal that Biden’s team filed this week is requesting the full appeals court review the case.

His legal team also filed a separate appeal that same day, which argued that the actions their client took related to this indictment were protected by the Second Amendment.

Noreika has already rejected a similar motion to dismiss the charges against Hunter Biden based on Second Amendment grounds. Yet, his legal team is continuing to push ahead to delay the trial.

In addition to these gun charges, the president’s son is facing additional charges related to tax crimes in California. Prosecutors there have accused Hunter Biden of not paying $1.4 million in taxes he owes between 2016 and 2019.

Hunter’s attorneys have tried eight different times already to have those charges dismissed, but all of those requests were rejected by Mark Scarsi, the U.S. District judge overseeing that case, last month.

That trial has a start date of June 20.

Both of these cases are proceeding as his father, Joe Biden, is trying to overcome poor performance in office and unfavorable polling ratings to win another four-year term in the White House.

So much attention has been put on Trump’s legal issues — with the verdict in the hush money trial in New York likely coming in the next week or so — that Hunter Biden’s troubles have flown under the radar a bit.

But, they are still there and still surfacing, threatening his father’s reelection campaign every step of the way.