Hunter Biden trial: Prosecution rests after show of overwhelming evidence

Prosecutors rested their case against Hunter Biden in Delaware on Friday morning, paving the way for the first son to begin presenting his defense in a trial over felony gun charges.

The government’s case, led by special counsel David Weiss, included questioning 10 witnesses over four days and presenting pages of text messages, emails, and receipts. It also featured Biden’s own voice reading from his memoir about overcoming drug addiction.

Biden is facing charges that he lied on a federal form about his drug use to purchase a revolver in October 2018 and that he illegally possessed the gun for 11 days.

The form asked “are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to,” controlled substances, and Judge Maryellen Noreika, who is presiding over the case, ruled that the language on the form
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