Prosecutors Wreck Hunter Biden in Opening Statement, Reveal He Bought a Gun While “Smoking Crack Every 15 Minutes”

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Hunter Biden and his wife Melissa Cohen arrived at the federal courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday ahead of the opening statements in his federal criminal gun trial.

A jury was seated on Monday, and opening statements began Tuesday morning.

By late Monday afternoon, a jury of six men and six women had been selected to oversee the case. Among the 12 jurors and four alternates, nine are African-American, and all four alternates are women.


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Prosecutors wrecked Hunter Biden in their opening statement on the first day of his federal criminal gun trial.

“It doesn’t matter who you are, or what your name is,” prosecutor Derek Hines stated on Tuesday. “No one is above the law.”

In September, Hunter Biden was indicted on federal gun charges in a Delaware court, facing three counts related to his possession of a firearm while using drugs.

Text messages reveal that Hunter Biden arranged a drug deal with “Mookie” just one day after illegally purchasing his gun on October 12, 2018.

Take a look:

A couple of days later, he went on a crack-smoking bender and fell asleep in a car.

On Tuesday, prosecutors told the court that Hunter Biden purchased the firearm while smoking crack every 15 minutes.

From NBC News:

During opening statements, prosecutor Derek Hines told jurors that they would hear from a witness who had a romantic relationship with Hunter and observed him smoking crack “every 15 minutes.” Her name is Zoe Kestan, Hines said.

Here is how she was identified in pretrial filings:

“Witness 2 was previously in a romantic relationship with the defendant between approximately December 2017 and October 2018. During the course of their relationship, Witness 2 observed the defendant using crack cocaine frequently—every 20 minutes except when he slept. Witness 2 visited the defendant in Massachusetts when he was in rehab in the fall of 2018 (after his gun possession) and over the course of 3 days, she observed the defendant smoking crack cocaine every 20 minutes.”

In the unlikely event that Hunter is convicted on the tax-related charges, he would face up to 17 years in prison.

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