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Federal prosecutors are preparing to present evidence from Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” in the upcoming trial against the president’s son. The trial, scheduled to begin on June 3 in Delaware, centers around allegations that Hunter illegally owned a gun while addicted to drugs. The prosecutors, led by special counsel David Weiss, intend to use electronic records from the laptop, hard drive, and iCloud account linked to Hunter’s devices to support their case. This includes more than 18,000 pages of Biden’s electronic records, which prosecutors plan to summarize for the jurors.

Court documents reveal that the electronic records contain a message from Hunter requesting more “chore boy” to smoke crack cocaine. Prosecutors link this message to Hunter’s own explanation of a Chore Boy in his memoir, where he describes it as a tool used by drug addicts to smoke crack. The records are said to include photos and videos of Hunter with a crack pipe and messages about drugs from December 2018 to March 2019. Hunter’s defense team has expressed concerns about the introduction of certain contents, such as inflammatory text messages, that could be prejudicial to their client.

Despite objections from Hunter’s lawyers claiming that the laptop evidence was hacked and incriminating materials were planted, prosecutors maintain that they can authenticate the digital evidence they plan to present. This includes messages between Hunter and “Witness 3,” identified as Hallie Biden, Hunter’s sister-in-law-turned-lover. The messages were sent to and from the phone of Hunter’s ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, and were not synced to his iCloud account. The charges against Hunter involve the purchase of a Colt Cobra .38-caliber revolver in 2018, while allegedly denying his drug addiction on an application form.

In his 2021 memoir, Hunter admitted to struggling with a crack cocaine dependency from 2015 to 2019, a period that overlaps with the gun purchase. Prosecutors argue that this admission contradicts his denial of drug use on the gun application form, potentially leading to a conviction and up to 25 years in prison. Additionally, Hunter faces tax evasion charges in Los Angeles, with a separate trial scheduled to start on September 5. Hunter had previously been in talks to plead guilty in the gun case, but the deal fell apart when prosecutors couldn’t guarantee immunity from charges in the tax case.

The upcoming trial has drawn attention due to Hunter’s high-profile status as the president’s son, as well as the salacious details expected to be revealed from his electronic records. Despite objections from his defense team, prosecutors are confident in their ability to prove the authenticity of the evidence they plan to present, including messages, photos, and videos related to Hunter’s drug use and gun ownership. The case raises questions about the intersection of personal behavior, addiction, and legal consequences for individuals in the public eye.

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