President Could Suffer ‘Psychological Torment’ Over Hunter Biden Trial

President Joe Biden, right, hugs his son Hunter Biden on Hunter's birthday after dining at The Ivy in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Aides to President Joe Biden are reportedly concerned about the “psychological torment” that may come with his son, Hunter Biden, going to trial in the coming months on gun and tax charges.

POLITICO cited unnamed advisers who said members of the first family are fretting how the “weight” of Hunter Biden going to trial will affect President Biden in an already difficult time politically.

The report also noted how President Biden has expressed fears about the possibility that his son, who is 54, will end up serving prison time.

President Biden “worries about Hunter every single day, from the moment he wakes up to the moment he goes to sleep,” one of the advisers told POLITICO. “That will only pick up during a trial.”

Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty to gun and tax charges in a pair of federal indictments. His gun trial in Delaware is expected to begin on June 3 after a judge rejected a bid to delay the prosecution. A trial in California for the tax charges is expected to start on June 20.

Officials told POLITICO that the White House would not have a war room if the first trial began as planned, but one Biden ally said there could be a response if former President Donald Trump and House Republicans attempted to tie President Biden to attacks on Hunter Biden.

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