Hunter Biden trial to test president’s loyalty to independent judicial system

Hunter Biden‘s Delaware gun trial is bringing into focus President Joe Biden‘s stalwart defense of the Department of Justice ahead of the 2024 general election in November.

Joe Biden entered office in 2021 vowing not to weaponize the Justice Department against his political allies, as he has accused former President Donald Trump of doing in the past.

But his son’s gun trial, the first of two federal trials Hunter Biden will face before November, could test that commitment and complicate his campaign against Trump, who was convicted in the New York hush money case on 34 counts last week. Hunter Biden is the first child of a sitting president to become a criminal defendant.

Multiple veteran Democratic strategists told the Washington Examiner that they don’t expect Hunter Biden’s legal
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