Headline RoundupJune 11th, 2024

Hunter Biden Convicted of 3 Felony Charges in Federal Gun Trial

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A jury found Hunter Biden guilty on Tuesday of all three charges he faced relating to a 2018 gun purchase.

The Details: Biden was convicted of lying about his drug use to purchase a gun, submitting a false statement into a federal record, and unlawfully possessing the firearm for 11 days.

For Context: It's the first time in history the son of a sitting president has been criminally convicted.

How the Media Covered It: The verdict was immediately the top story from many national and international news sources. An analysis from BBC (Center bias) said the verdict "is unlikely to change the direction of the presidential campaign or how Americans vote in November's election," but "will surely be a difficult personal blow for a US president who doubles as the patriarch of a tight-knit family that has seen its share of personal tragedy and trauma." 

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