SiriusXM’s Megyn Kelly criticized President Joe Biden’s “play for sympathy” regarding Hunter Biden’s trial for a federal gun charge on Monday.

In a released statement, Biden mentioned that he is both “the president” and “a dad” and expressed his pride in his son, who is facing three felony gun charges brought by special counsel David Weiss. As jury selection began on Monday, Kelly criticized Biden for trying to “influence” potential jurors. (see video below)

“So now we’ve got President Biden going to Wilmington and actually making a statement like, well on the eve of this trial,” Kelly said. “It’s still inappropriate. It’s not appropriate for a sitting president of the United States to be commenting on any sort of a criminal case. This, last week, when he commented on Trump. Stay out of it! Stop it!”

“In some way, shape, or form, you’re influencing things. The Trump case still has to go up on appeal, your son’s case is in the process of jury selection. So be quiet, shut up!” she exclaimed. “Pipe down, you don’t have to comment on everything. It’s a clear attempt to influence those Delawareans who love the family.”

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According to Politico, anonymous sources close to President Biden reveal that he is perpetually burdened with “so much worry and grief about his family all the time.” On June 1, Biden was seen biking with his son Hunter, and he also recently visited his daughter-in-law, Hallie, who is expected to testify soon.

“I will say, Biden is playing this politically well,” said Eliana Johnson, Kelly’s guest and an editor for the Washington Free Beacon. “From that vantage point, Biden is playing it politically well. Like, the best thing he can do is is a play for sympathy.”


In September 2023, Hunter was indicted for allegedly making false statements on a firearm purchase form and knowingly possessing a gun in 2018 while being addicted to drugs. The case centers on an alleged incident in which Hallie Biden, the widow of Beau Biden who later dated Hunter, reportedly placed Hunter’s gun inside a grocery store trash can in 2018, according to prosecutors.

The federal judge overseeing Hunter Biden’s gun trial handed his defense two setbacks on Sunday, just before jury selection. He blocked one of his expert witnesses and excluded a key piece of evidence that the president’s son had hoped to use.

U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika’s recent rulings addressed some of the unresolved issues before the trial, potentially complicating Hunter Biden’s defense. Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has pleaded not guilty to charges of illegally purchasing and possessing a firearm while using illegal drugs, CNN noted.

Noreika granted a request from special counsel David Weiss to block one of Hunter Biden’s expert witnesses from testifying. The defense had lined up a Columbia University-based psychiatrist who would have tried to poke holes in prosecutors’ assertions that Hunter Biden knew he was an addict in 2018 when he bought the gun that led to his indictment.

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“The inadequacy of Defendant’s expert disclosure for Dr. (Elie) Aoun leaves the government in the dark as to what his opinions about the facts of this case will be, thus rendering the government unable to prepare for trial,” Noreika wrote in her ruling.

The judge also prevented Hunter’s lawyers from using what they believed to be a crucial piece of evidence in his defense — an altered version of the federal firearms form that he had filled out when purchasing a gun in 2018. The form was later modified by the employees of the gun store in 2021.

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