Hunter Biden's Landmark Trial Commences with Jury Selection

The jury selection process for the landmark trial of Hunter Biden commenced on Monday at the J. Caleb Boggs federal courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware. The trial, presided over by US District Judge Maryellen Noreika, a Trump appointee, is expected to last one to two weeks.

After an initial pool of 250 Delaware residents was summoned, a jury of six men and six women was chosen, along with four alternates. The 12 jurors consist of nine African-Americans, and all four alternates are women. Prospective jurors were questioned individually by Hunter's lawyers, prosecutors, and Judge Noreika. Those not selected were dismissed for the day.

FBI Special Agent Erica Jensen has been slated to be the first witness called by the prosecution. Hunter, 54, has pleaded not guilty to three felony counts related to possessing a firearm while allegedly addicted to crack cocaine. This is the first of two trials scheduled to take place this year, with the other concerning tax charges out of Los Angeles, where he is accused of evading $1.4 million in taxes between 2016 and 2019.

Below are the charges outlined by The New York Post:

COUNT 1: False Statement in Purchase of a Firearm: faces a maximum of 10 years' imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.

COUNT 2: False Statement Related to Information Required to be Kept by Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer: faces a maximum of five years' imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.

COUNT 3: Possession of a Firearm by a Person who is an Unlawful User of or Addicted to a Controlled Substance: faces a maximum of 10 years' imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.

On Monday, Joe and Jill Biden made public statements expressing love for their son and pride in his resilience, while Joe denied any involvement in or influence on the Justice Department's prosecution of his son.

Earlier, The Gateway Pundit reported that Joe Biden had secretly met with the DOJ's star witness, Hallie Biden, just days before his son's trial. Critics have accused the DOJ of racial bias in jury selection, pointing to the fact that all four alternates are women, and nine of the 12 jurors are African-American, with some expressing outrage that a jury comprising six white men would have been unacceptable in the context of crimes committed by black Americans.

This selection process took place in Delaware, a state long dominated by the Biden political machine. Hence, the presence of Jill Biden and Joe Biden's statements affirming love for his son and reiterating his commitment to remaining neutral amid the trial, despite his recent secret meeting with the DOJ's star witness, have raised pertinent questions and concerns about potential influence.

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