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Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against Hunter Biden in his gun trial, after his ex Hallie Biden detailed how they used crack cocaine together.

The court was also shown surveillance footage of the moment she threw the gun at the center of the case in the trash can outside a Delaware grocery store.

President Joe Biden is meanwhile still in France for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, and apologized to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for Republicans holding up foreign aid.

Follow our coverage from our reporters in Delaware, Washington and Europe.

Hunter Biden wipes away tears as daughter Naomi testifies in his gun trial

Hunter Biden was seen wiping tears away as his daughter Naomi, 30, took the stand as a defense witness.

He watched his daughter intently from the defense table as she addressed the court and admitted she was ‘nervous’.

Naomi has been a fierce public defender of her father.

It was the first time the president’s son has become emotional during his trial gun and drugs trial.

Naomi is pictured here with her husband Peter Neal.

Naomi Biden (L), the granddaughter of US President Joe Biden, and her husband Peter Neal arrive for a State Dinner in honor of Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Jodie Haydon, at the Booksellers Room of the White House in Washington, DC on October 25, 2023. (Photo by SAMUEL CORUM / AFP) (Photo by SAMUEL CORUM/AFP via Getty Images)

Jill Biden arrives at court in Delaware after 3,500-mile dash from France

The First Lady is making a whirlwind trip.

She was in France on Thursday for D-Day events.

Today, she is in court in Delaware for Hunter Biden’s trial.

On Saturday she will be back in France for a state dinner.

In all, she will be making a 7,000-mile round trip to spend one day in court.

Going into court in Delaware on Friday…

U.S. first lady Jill Biden arrives at the federal court for the trial of Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, on criminal gun charges in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., June 7, 2024. REUTERS/Hannah Beier
NORMANDY, FRANCE - JUNE 6: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY  MANDATORY CREDIT - ' UKRAINIAN PRESIDENCY / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) French President Emmanuel Macron (L), First Lady Brigitte Macron (R), US President Joe Biden (2nd L) and First Lady Jill Biden (2nd R) take part in the official international ceremony commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings at the Omaha Beach Memorial in Normandy, France on June 6, 2024. The Normandy landings, also known as D-Day, took place on June 6, 1944. Allied forces, including those of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, landed on the Normandy coast in Nazi-occupied France to launch a large-scale offensive in Western Europe, which, along with other battles of World War II, led to the defeat of Nazism in May 1945. (Photo by Ukrainian Presidency / Handout/Anadolu via Getty Images)

Jill Biden leaves court

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JUNE 07: First lady Jill Biden leaves the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building on June 07, 2024 in Wilmington, Delaware. The trial for Hunter Biden's felony gun charges continues today with additional witnesses. Biden returned early from her trip to Paris with President Joe Biden to attend the trial. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
First lady Jill Biden, center, departs from federal court, Friday, June 7, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Naomi Biden leaves court

Naomi Biden departs from federal court, Friday, June 7, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Naomi Biden, fourth from right, departs from federal court, Friday, June 7, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Jury dismissed for weekend

The defense said it will not be calling James Biden, the president’s brother, as had been expected.

The jury has been sent home for the weekend.

Defense lawyers have until Monday to decide if they wil call Hunter Biden

Naomi Biden texted Hunter: ‘I’m really sorry dad I can’t take this.’

Naomi Biden told prosecutor Leo Wise she was aware of her father’s drug use when she went to visit him in California in August 2018.

‘I knew that he was struggling with addiction,’ she said.

Naomi said she couldn’t recall when she first became aware of Hunter’s drug use, but that it was sometime after her uncle Beau Biden died in 2015.

Naomi said she probably saw her father only once during his visit to New York in mid-October 2018.

Wise showed her records indicating she texted Hunter on October 17, but he didn’t respond until several hours later, asking whether she was awake and telling her to call him.

At 2am Hunter texted Naomi asking where the keys to his truck were and whether her boyfriend could meet and swap vehicles.

‘Right now?’ she responded.

Wise asked: ‘Do you know what your father was doing at two o’clock in the morning and why he was asking you for the car then?’ Wise asked.

‘No,’ replied Naomi, adding that her father ‘still seemed good and I was hopeful.’

In a text to her father at the time, however, Naomi wrote, ‘I’m really sorry dad I can’t take this.’

Naomi: ‘He seemed really great.’

Naomi Biden, 30, told the jury more about seeing her father in California in the weeks leading up to his gun purchase in Delawrae.

She describing his treatment for addiction and his sobriety.

‘He seemed really great,’ she said. ‘He seemed hopeful.’

Biden says heroes killed on D-Day and troops who fought the Nazis would want America to stand up to Putin

President Joe Biden told the story of Army Rangers scaling a 100ft cliff under Nazi gunfire 80 years ago and urged Americans to follow their example in fighting hateful ideologies at home and abroad in a major set-piece speech Friday.

Standing above the beaches where Allied forces poured into occupied France on D-Day, he invoked their spirit to set out his own vision for America’s place in the world.

‘Does anyone doubt they would want America to stand up against Putin’s aggression here in Europe today,’ he said.

‘They stormed the beaches alongside our allies. Does anyone believe Rangers want America to go it alone today.’

Biden is in France to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and will be feted in Paris on Saturday during an official visit.

Naomi drove Hunter’s truck from Washington to New York

Naomi described how in October 2018 she traveled from Washington to New York in Hunter Biden’s truck to move her boyfriend’s belongings.

Naomi said Hunter Biden’s truck was in good shape when she drove it.

She told defense attorney Abbe Lowell she didn’t see any drug paraphernalia or evidence of drug use in the truck.

Naomi Biden describes visiting her father Hunter when he was in rehab in Los Angeles

Naomi testified about visiting her father in California in August 2018.

‘I hadn’t seen my dad in a long time, and I knew he was in a rehab facility there. He reached out,’ she said.

Naomi said she and her boyfriend, who is now her husband, met Hunter and his ‘sober coach’ at a coffee shop.

‘I told him I was so proud of him,’ Naomi told the jury.

Naomi Biden takes the stand

The defense has called Naomi Biden to the stand.

The testimony from Hunter’s daughter is to try and soften the impact of Hallie’s description of his drug-fueled lifestyle.

US President Joe Biden's granddaughter Naomi Biden (R) and spouse Peter Neal arrive for the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2024. (Photo by Drew ANGERER / AFP) (Photo by DREW ANGERER/AFP via Getty Images)

Witness appears irritated with Hunter’s lawyer

On cross-examination, prosecutor Leo Wise asked Turner whether he had met with defense attorneys before his testimony.

Turner said his interaction with defense attorneys after being subpoenaed was ‘a mess.’

‘They can’t be on time for nothing,’ said Turner, who had appeared irritated with defense lawyer Abbe Lowell during his direct examination.

Witness says he put vehicle registration number on form and defense asks why it is missing

Former gun story employee Jason Turner said he wrote Hunter Biden’s vehicle registration number in a box on the form for supplemental information.

But on the form shown in court, that box is empty.

‘Where is it?’ defense attorney Abbe Lowell asked. ‘There’s no such reference.’

‘There should be,’ Turner said.

Lowell also noted that certain information on the form was entered in black ink, while other information was in red ink.

Turner said he switched pens while filling out the form.

‘How come?’ Lowell asked.

Turner said the red ink is easier to see for audit purposes.

Gun store employee testifies form was missing Hunter’s signature

The defense called its first witness, gun store employee Jason Turner.

Turner said the instructions for both the buyer and the seller are clearly spelled out on the gun purchase form.

He said that before he ran the background check, another employee, Gordon Cleveland, showed him the form and a copy f Hunter Biden’s passport.

‘It was missing information,’ Turner said.

He explainied that the form was missing Hunter Biden’s signature and a supplementary form of identification showing Hunter’s address, which was not on the passport.

Naomi Biden’s tribute to her father Hunter – ‘A man filled with love, integrity, and human struggles’

Shortly before the 2020 election, when he was in the news, Naomi Biden defended her father in a lengthy and heartfelt tribute on social media.

Watch highlights of Naomi Biden’s White House wedding

Naomi Biden arrives at court in Delaware

Hunter’s daughter Naomi, 30, has arrived at the court where she may be a witness for the defense.

She arrived with her husband Peter Neal.

It is the first time she has attended court for the trial.

Neal has been at court frequently, sometimes sitting next to Jill Biden.

Naomi Biden arrives to federal court, Friday, June 7, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Naomi Biden, left, and Peter Neal, right, arrive to federal court, Friday, June 7, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Hunter’s lawyer argues case is unconstitutional

From Dailymail.com’s Josh Boswell in Delaware crminal court:

Abbe Lowell, Hunter’s lawyer, filed a motion for acquittal.

He introduced three points:

1 – That the prosecution is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

2 – That Congress amended the gun law being used to charge Hunter in 2021 to boost the maximum sentence from 10 to 15 years. Lowell argues this action actually invalidates the previous version of the statute, making some of the charges against Hunter technically invalid.

3 – Insufficient evidence

Joe Biden’s brother James Biden arrives at court to testify in Hunter trial

The president’s brother, Hunter’s uncle, is expected to be a witness for the defense.

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JUNE 07: James Biden, the brother of U.S. President Joe Biden, arrives to the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building on June 07, 2024 in Wilmington, Delaware. The trial for Hunter Biden's felony gun charges continues today with additional witnesses.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JUNE 07: James Biden, the brother of U.S. President Joe Biden, and his wife Sara Jones Biden arrive to the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building on June 07, 2024 in Wilmington, Delaware. The trial for Hunter Biden's felony gun charges continues today with additional witnesses.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

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Hunter embraces lawyer

From Dailymail.com’s Josh Boswell in Delaware criminal court:

After the prosecution rested Hunter embraced his lawyer Abbe Lowell as the jury exited the courtroom.

Earlier, Lowell told Hunter’s aunt Valerie Biden Owens ‘you have such an amazing family in so many ways,’ calling them ‘inspiring’.

‘The United States rests’

From Dailymail.com’s Josh Boswell in Delaware criminal court:

Prosecutor Derek Hines told the court: ‘The United States rests.’

Federal prosecutors Derek Hines and Leo Wise, from left, pose for a photograph at the U.S. Attorney's Office in downtown Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The two men spent much of the last two years investigating a rogue police unit called the Gun Trace Task Force, which Wise has described as a "perfect storm" of corruption. Last week, a jury found two Baltimore detectives guilty of robbery and racketeering in an explosive federal investigation that's seen six disgraced Baltimore law enforcers plead guilty. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

There are three defense witnesses coming up:

Ron Palimere, owner of StarQuest Shooters gun shop.

Vincent Clemons, a state police officer who took part in the 2018 gun probe.

Jason Turner, a StarQuest staffer who ran the background check for the gun sale

Prosecution in Hunter Biden trial rests its case

Federal prosecutors wrapped up their gun case against Hunter Biden on Friday.

They had caled two final witnesses in their effort to prove that the president’s son lied on a mandatory gun-purchase form when he said he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs.

The witnesses were an FBI forensic chemist, Jason Brewer, who tested a residue found on the leather pouch that contained Hunter Biden’s gun.

It came back positive for cocaine, though the amount was minimal, he told jurors.

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent testified about text messages Hunter Biden sent to alleged dealers.

Their testimony capped a week that has been largely dedicated to highlighting the seriousness of Hunter Biden’s drug problem through highly personal and often revealing testimony. Defense attorneys may now call witnesses.

Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, arrives at the federal court for his trial on criminal gun charges in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., June 7, 2024. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Biden: ‘How were these Americans willing to risk everything’

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the World War II Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument following the 80th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings in Cricqueville-en-Bessin, Normandy, France, June 7, 2024. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

President Joe Biden told the stories of D-Day veterans he met on the 80th anniversary and then spoke of their heroics at Pointe du Hoc.

Today, as I look out at this battlefield, and all the bunkers and bomb craters that still surround it, one thought comes to mind: My God, my God, how did they do it? How were these Americans willing to risk everything

Biden at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy: ‘I know I’ll get in trouble with the Secret Service if I go to the edge and look over’

President Joe Biden is speaking about democracy at Pointe du Hoc, the site of one of the most daring missions from American forces on D-Day.

He started off by walking the cliffs along the Normandy coastline.

He took the lectern and said: ‘I know I’ll get in trouble with the Secret Service if I go to the edge and look over’.

Joe Biden Pointe du Hoc speech June 7 2024

Joe Biden defends his economic record after unemployment hits 4 per cent for first time in over two years

In a statement President Biden said:

On my watch, 15.6 million more Americans have the dignity and respect that comes with a job.

Unemployment has been at or below 4% for 30 months – the longest stretch in 50 years. And a record high share of working-age women have jobs.

I will keep fighting to lower costs for families like the ones I grew up with in Scranton. The Republican plan would increase inflation by repealing the Affordable Care Act, siding with Big Oil to raise utility bills, letting Big Banks rip off Americans, and blow up the debt by slashing taxes for billionaires.

George Clooney faces backlash over phone call to White House

FBI forensic chemist tells court white powder on Hunter Biden’s gun pouch tested positive for cocaine

Dr. Jason Brewer, an FBI forensic chemist based in Quantico, Virginia, said he discovered traces of cocaine on a leather pouch that was found with Hunter’s gun.

The expert witness was handed the leather pouch by the prosecutor and was asked to explain what he discovered.

‘I found a minimal amount of white powder,’ he said.

Under cross-examination he said the traces were ‘minimal’ and the tests had not been carried out until five years after the gun was found. He also could not confirm who put it there.

Hunter Biden Evidence June 5/6

Economy adds 272,000 jobs in May

U.S. job growth blew past estimates in May even as unemployment edged up, data showed Friday.

The world’s biggest economy added 272,000 jobs last month, up from a revised 165,000 in April, the Department of Labor said..

Unemployment crept up from 3.9 percent to 4.0 percent.

It is the first time unemployment has hit 4 percent in over two years.

The hotter than expected job figures could complicate the Federal Reserve’s calculus as it weighs the right time to lower interest rates.

It also remains to be seen if positive employment data would translate into rosier perceptions of President Joe Biden, who has been struggling to convince voters of his handling of the economy.

The great American comeback continues, but we still have to make more progress.

A recap of the charges Hunter Biden faces

Hunter Biden has been charged with three felonies:

1 – Lying to a federally licensed gun dealer.

2 – Making a false claim on an application by saying he was not a drug user.

3 – lllegally having the gun for 11 days.

He has pleaded not guilty.

He had hoped to resolve the gun case and another separate tax case in California with a plea deal last year.

The deal was the result of a years-long investigation into his business dealings.

The deal had him pleading guilty to lower-level charges that would have resolved both cases and spared him the spectacle of a trial so close to the 2024 election.

It fell apart after Judge Maryellen Noreika questioned unusual aspects of the proposed agreement and the lawyers could not resolve them.

Judge Noreika is now presiding over the trial.

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Joe Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens is in court to support Hunter

Valerie Biden arrives to federal court, Friday, June 7, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Hunter Biden and wife Melissa arrive at court

Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, and his wife Melissa Cohen Biden, arrive at the federal court for his trial on criminal gun charges in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., June 7, 2024. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Poll shows Biden and Trump tied in Virginia

A new Fox News poll shows Joe Biden and Trump tied on 48 percent in the state of Virginia.

Biden won Virginia by 10 points in 2020.

Trump has tripled his support among black voters to 25 percent, according to the poll.

Biden APOLOGIZES to Zelensky for Republican delays to massive aid package and promises US will stand with Ukraine as it battles renewed Russian offensive

President Joe Biden on Friday apologized to Volodymyr Zelensky for the way hardline Republicans delayed a $61 billion package of funding for months earlier this year and promised that the U.S. would continue to stand with Ukraine in its time of need.

‘We’re still in … completely, thoroughly,’ Biden told his Ukrainian counterpart during their meeting at a Paris hotel.

Both leaders are in the French capital after Thursday’s 80th anniversary of D-Day, which proved a chance to underline international alliances against totalitarianism.

Washington is Kyiv’s biggest supplier of weapons and cash by far at a time when Ukraine faces an intensified Russian offensive in the east. But isolationist Republicans, urged on by former President Donald Trump, have at times hamstrung efforts to get funding bills through Congress.

‘You continue to fight in a way that is just remarkable. It’s remarkable. And we’re not going to walk away from you,’ said Biden.

Exclusive:Stormy Daniels reveals why Melania ‘knows she’s telling the truth’ about ‘sex’ with Trump in Daily Mail podcast Everything I Know About Me

Her salacious appearance on the witness stand at Donald Trump’s hush money trial stunned the world.

Now Stormy Daniels is getting ready to tell her full life story and her role in securing the first guilty verdict against a former U.S. president in history in an exclusive Daily Mail podcast.

The hit series looks into the lives of the world’s most famous faces, and Daniels will be the first to be featured in the U.S.

Among the many revelations Stormy makes is a bombshell admission about why she believes Melania knows she is ‘telling the truth’ about her tryst with Trump in 2006.

Jill Biden rushes back from D-Day events in France to be in court in Delaware

Jill Biden is expected in court for Hunter Biden’s trial in Delaware today after rushing back from D-Day anniversary events in France.

The first lady was with President Biden in France on Thursday before flying 3,600 miles to Delaware to attend court on Friday.

She will then head straight back across the Atlantic for a state dinner in France on Saturday.

Jill Biden attended the first few days of the trial ealrier this week, sitting behind Hunter and hugging him during intervals.

She has previoulsy described being in regular touch with him by text message.

Surveillance footage of Hallie Biden throwing out Hunter’s gun is revealed in court for the first time

The surveillance footage showing Hallie Biden throwing Hunter’s gun in the rash was released by the court on Thursday.

The video shows Hallie outside Janssen’s Market in Delaware on October 23, 2018, pulling up in her BMW.

The Colt Cobra Revolver had been placed in a small gift bag and was hidden on the back seat.

She is then seen walking to the store’s exterior and throwing it in the trash.

Another clip shows her returning to the store and searching for the gun, and asking employees if the trash had been taken out.

Hallie told the court she was ‘panicked’ and didn’t want Hunter to ‘hurt himself’.

‘I realize it was a stupid idea now, but I was panicking,’ she told the court on Thursday.

Surveillance footage of Hallie Biden throwing Hunter's gun away and searching for it later releasedThe surveillance footage of Hallie Biden throwing Hunter Biden's gun away and later going back to look for it on October 23, 2018, has been released by the court.One clip from Janssen's Market showed Hallie pull up to the store in a BMW and retrieve the gun, which had been placed in a small "gift bag," from the back seat. She then walks to the front of the exterior of the store and placed the bag in an outdoor trashcan.A separate clip showed Hallie return to the store to frantically search for the gun, which was nowhere to be found at the time. She testified that she asked store employees whether the trash had been taken out.Hallie testified Thursday that she was cleaning Hunter's car and found the gun, bullets, and remnants of what she believed to be drugs. Hallie described feeling "panicked" and "wanted to get rid" of the gun because she "didn't want him to hurt himself.""I realize it
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI/Shutterstock (14526525c) Hallie Biden departs the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building on the fourth day of trial on criminal gun charges in Wilmington, DE on Thursday, June 6, 2024. Hallie Biden Arrives At J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building, Wilmington, Delaware, United States - 06 Jun 2024

Welcome to DailyMail.com’s daily politics blog, with live coverage from Hunter Biden’s trial and the president’s trip to France

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Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against Hunter Biden in his gun trial, after his ex Hallie Biden detailed how they used crack cocaine together.

The court was also shown surveillance footage of the moment she threw the gun at the center of the case in the trash can outside a Delaware grocery store.

President Joe Biden is meanwhile still in France for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, and apologized to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for Republicans holding up foreign aid.

epa11395514 Hunter Biden (L), son of US President Joe Biden, and his wife Melissa Cohen Biden (R) arrive to the US Federal District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, 07 June 2024. Hunter Biden is facing federal criminal charges for allegedly lying on a federal form when purchasing a gun in 2018.  EPA/WILL OLIVER

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