WILMINGTON, Del. (NEWSnet/AP) — The prosecution has rested its case after calling two witnesses for Hunter Biden’s trial on federal gun charges Friday: a drug expert and an FBI chemist.

The son of President Joe Biden is charged with three felonies: lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false claim on the application by saying he was not a drug user and illegally having the gun for 11 days. He has pleaded not guilty.

President Biden is in France this week for D-Day anniversary events.

First lady Jill Biden, who attended court most of the week, flew from France Thursday and came to the courthouse again again Friday. She will return to France for a state dinner this weekend.

Background on the Hunter Biden Case

 

Hunter Biden been charged with three felony federal gun counts resulting from a 2018 firearm purchase when he was, according to his memoir, he was addicted to crack.

Specifically: He has been accused of lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false claim on the application by saying he was not a drug user and illegally having the gun for 11 days. If convicted, Hunter Biden faces up to 25 years in prison, though first-time offenders usually do not get anywhere near the maximum.

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