June 20, 2024

‘Really Astonishing’: Jonathan Turley Says ‘All Of’ Hunter Biden’s Trial ‘Defenses’ Quickly ‘Collapsed’

‘Really Astonishing’: Jonathan Turley Says ‘All Of’ Hunter Biden’s Trial ‘Defenses’ Quickly ‘Collapsed’

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Thursday that each Hunter Biden defense in his gun trial has already failed.

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Thursday he was shocked by how quickly Hunter Biden’s various defenses in his gun trial have “collapsed.”

Biden’s trial began Monday and he is confronting three federal gun charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss in September, which include providing false statements and knowingly possessing a gun while being addicted to drugs. Turley asserted on “America’s Newsroom” that the prosecution effectively countered Biden attorney Abbe Lowell’s argument that his client’s laptop, which is a key piece of evidence in the trial, is not fully authentic as well as the argument that Biden was not using drugs when he signed paperwork to purchase a gun.

“The prosecution is doing an amazingly good job in my view,” Turley said. “This is a very disciplined case. What’s really astonishing is how fast all of the defenses put forward by Abbe Lowell collapsed within 48 hours. There was a long argument that the laptop was tampered with. They put on an agent saying there’s no tampering here. This is real and authentic. They said that Hunter Biden wasn’t doing drugs when he signed that. They have a text of him the next day trying to score drugs from a guy named Mookie, and a day after that, doing drugs on the hood of a car, according to a text.”

Corporate mediaBig Techformer intelligence officials and then-candidate Joe Biden cast doubt on the laptop’s authenticity in October of 2020, but now prosecutors are using it as important evidence during the trial.

“And all these other witnesses saying ‘of course he was an addict, he was doing crack every 20 minutes when I knew him.’ They then said well, ‘maybe someone else filled out the form.’ You had Mr. Cleveland say ‘I watched him fill out the form. I told him to take his time.’ So every one of these defenses collapsed shortly after they were stated by the defense. And that leads to this question of why, why isn’t he just pleading guilty? This is an open and shut case,” Turley added.

“It’s obvious he was doing drugs and that he had signed the form falsely,” he continued. “That might keep him out of jail. It certainly would have avoided an embarrassing trial. The answer is, this is Biden town. This is a Biden who is standing trial in his hometown and this is the opposite of Manhattan. Here the jury pool could not be better for the defendant. I think the defense is using a nullification strategy.”

Prosecutors obtained messages and material from Biden’s abandoned laptop, which is now considered real despite the previous assertions before the 2020 election, showing it to the jury as evidence of the defendant’s drug use around the period of purchasing the gun in 2018, according to CNN. Criminal defense attorney Bernarda Villalona suggested Biden plead guilty on Monday, asserting Weiss’ evidence against him is “strong” and that it may be his “best” course of action to evade incarceration.

Biden also faces nine federal tax charges, including tax evasion and tax fraud for tax years 2016 through 2019, according to the indictment against him. The president’s son’s attorneys appealed the case, but Judge Mark Scarsi denied it, with the trial slated to start on June 20.

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Hallie Biden Says Hunter Enjoyed Crack Rocks the Size of Ping-Pong Balls

Hallie Biden Says Hunter Enjoyed Crack Rocks the Size of Ping-Pong Balls

Hunter Biden enjoyed crack rocks the size of ping-pong balls, Hallie Biden said Thursday on the stand during Hunter’s gun trial.

Hunter Biden enjoyed crack rocks the size of ping-pong balls, Hallie Biden, Hunter’s ex and brother’s widow, said Thursday on the stand during Hunter’s gun trial.

President Joe Biden visited Hallie last week at her Delaware home. Some say the visit was witness tampering. “What’s a little witness tampering between ex in-laws?” legal analyst Phil Holloway questioned.

Hallie, who also smoked crack with Hunter, threw his gun in the dumpster in 2018. The incident was allegedly covered up by the Secret Service.

Hallie found Hunter’s gun in his car, took the gun, pouch, speed loader, and ammunition in a gift bag, and threw it in a dumpster behind a Wilmington grocery store, prosecutors say.

“I didn’t know where he was and I’d been trying to reach him for weeks,” she recalled the morning of the incident, according to court reporters. “He was tired, exhausted, looked like he hadn’t slept.”

Hallie said other than the gun, she found trash, clothes, drug paraphernalia, and “some remnants of crack” in the truck on the car.

“It was a terrible experience that I went through. I’m embarrassed, and I’m ashamed and I regret that period of my life,” Hallie told the jury.

“Who had introduced you [to crack]?” prosecutor Leo Wise asked the witness.

“Hunter did,” she responded.

Hunter smoked crack “every 20 minutes or so” from 2017-2018, his ex-girlfriend testified in his gun trial on Wednesday, the timeframe high level foreign actors hired Hunter for some of the family’s most lucrative business deals. The Biden family business was in full swing during 2017 and 2018, just after President Joe Biden left the vice presidency.

Biden family members and Biden business-linked entities received more than $15 million from individuals in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, and China, according to the House impeachment inquiry.

One of the biggest deals came when Biden’s family members accepted money from CEFC China Energy Co, an organization with close ties to the CCP. The House Oversight Committee revealed in 2023 that CEFC controlled State Energy HK Limited, a company linked to $1.3 million collective payments to the Biden family members. Through the Biden family’s suspicious activity reports (SARs), the committee also discovered a Biden associate, Rob Walker, received a $3 million wire transfer from CEFC. In turn, four Biden family members — Hunter, James, Hallie, and an unidentified “Biden” — received a collective $1.3 million cut from the $3 million wire transfer.

Hunter, who is a lawyer, also earned a $1 million legal retainer in 2017 from the CEFC’s chairman, Ye Jianming. In addition, Hunter received a large diamond from Ye worth an estimated $80,000 in February 2017.

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