Hunter Biden asks that his gun trial be postponed for another month

Hunter Biden asked this Monday for a postponement in your federal case for weapon possessionasking an appeals court to stay the Delaware trial scheduled for next month.

Lawyers for US President Joe Biden's son argued that there is no urgent need to start the trial on June 3, the date set by the federal judge overseeing the case. They also mentioned the short time that will elapse between the Delaware trial and the beginning of another trial on tax charges in California.

Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty of lying about his drug use in October 2018 on a form to purchase a gun that he kept for about 11 days in Delaware. He has admitted to a cocaine addiction during that period, but his attorneys have said he did not break the law.

The attorneys asked the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear a request to dismiss the indictment. The petition was rejected by a three-judge panel that did not rule on the merits of its claims but said the court does not have jurisdiction to review the matter.

The lawyers have also appealed another decision by District Judge Maryellen Noreika, who rejected the claim that the case violates the Second Amendment of the Constitution on the possession of firearms.

Those rulings paved the way for The Department of Justice will put Biden's son on trial in full re-election campaign. Hunter Biden is charged separately in the California tax case, which is initially scheduled for trial in late June.

The investigation appeared poised to conclude with a plea deal last year, but the deal fell apart after a judge raised questions about it. Biden was later indicted.

Under the deal, Biden would have gotten two years of probation after pleading guilty to minor tax crimes. He also would have avoided prosecution on the weapons charge if he stayed out of trouble.

His lawyers have argued that prosecutors bowed to political pressure to charge him amid strong criticism of the plea deal from Donald Trump and other Republicans. They also questioned the appointment of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as a special prosecutor to lead the prosecution.