‘The Special Counsel is wrong’: Hunter Biden resists ‘concerning’ way prosecutors plan to use book ‘admissions’ on drug addiction against him at trial

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FILE – Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, speaks during a news conference outside the Capitol, Dec. 13, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)

As the special counsel aims to use Hunter Biden’s book and audiobook “admissions” against him at his federal gun trial, President Joe Biden’s son is neither challenging the authenticity of materials nor seeking to suppress them. What Biden’s lawyers are asking for is something of a two-way street: if David Weiss wants to use incomplete book excerpts against the defendant, the defendant should be allowed to fill in the gaps, even if the special counsel regards those gaps as “self-serving and irrelevant statements.”

The Monday response, which the defense filed along with numerous other responses to prosecutors’ motions in limine, had a fairly straightforward goal: “To be clear, Mr. Biden is not asking the Court to include ‘everything’ from his book, but where the Special Counsel seeks to admit a page from Mr. Biden’s memoir as written by him, Mr. Biden should have the right to seek the admission of additional relevant sentences or passages from that same page, subject to the Rule of Completeness, so long as the statements meet the other requirements for relevance and prejudice.”

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