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Welcome to DailyMail.com’s daily political blog, with live coverage of the biggest stories about the people in the corridors of power.

Hunter Biden will return to Delaware federal court this morning for opening statements in his gun trial.

Attorney General Merrick Garland will appear before Congress to defend his handling of the special counsel’s report on Biden’s handling of classified documents.

The president will also sign an executive action on the border later Tuesday to crack down on migrant crossings in a move his critics called an electoral “stunt.”

Follow DailyMail.com’s live coverage from our reporters in Delaware and Washington.

Hunter Biden arrives at court with his wife Melissa Cohen, his stepmother Jill Biden and his half-sister Ashley

Hunter Biden arrived at the Delaware courthouse for his opening statements in his federal gun trial.

He entered the building hand in hand with his wife Melissa Cohen and was followed by his stepmother Jill and half-sister Ashley.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, arrives at federal court with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden, during the second day of his trial on criminal weapons charges in Wilmington, Delaware, US, on June 4, 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. first lady Jill Biden arrives at federal court on the second day of the trial of Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, on criminal weapons charges in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., June 4, 2024. REUTERS/ Kevin Lamarque
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – JUNE 4: Ashley Biden, daughter of US President Joe Biden, arrives at the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building during the trial of her brother Hunter Biden on June 4, 2024 in Wilmington, Delaware. Opening statements begin today in Hunter Biden's trial on felony gun charges. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Welcome to DailyMail.com’s daily politics blog, as Hunter Biden prepares for opening statements in his gun trial.

Welcome to DailyMail.com’s daily political blog, with live coverage of the biggest stories about the people in the corridors of power.

hunter biden will return to federal court in Delaware this morning for his opening statements in his weapons trial.

Attorney General Merrick Garland will appear in Congress to defend his handling of the special counsel’s report on Biden’s handling of classified documents.

The president will also sign an executive action on the border later Tuesday to crack down on migrant crossings in a move his critics called an electoral “stunt.”

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Joe Biden was heard in a 2018 voicemail telling his son Hunter to “get help” three days after lying about his gun drug addiction.

Joe Biden left his son Hunter a voicemail urging him to “seek help,” three days after the president’s son lied about his drug addiction on a federal form to purchase a gun, the central crime of his trial criminal in Delaware.

The audio clip of the voice message, obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, suggests that even the president knew his son was an addict in October 2018.

Jury selection began Monday for the trial, in which Hunter is accused of lying about his sobriety on a firearms transaction log so he could buy a gun, a federal crime.

Prosecutors will argue that the first son committed three felonies by falsely stating on a form that he was not a drug addict so he could purchase a Colt Cobra .38 pistol on October 12, 2018.

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Biden says it took ‘too long’ to reverse Trump’s border policies

President Joe Biden says he would like to end Donald Trump’s border policies even sooner, despite implementing many of his rollbacks from day one.

Speaking to Time magazineBiden insisted that the implementation of humanitarian policies for illegal immigrants did not exacerbate the migration crisis at the southern border.

He stood by his decision to reverse Trump’s restrictive border policies and says he only wishes he had done it sooner, even as the president prepares to issue an executive order this week to close the border once it reaches 4,000 crossings a day.

“If I was wrong, it was because I took too long,” the president told Time.

Since he took office in January 2021, nearly 8 million illegal immigrants have crossed the southern border and recent estimates put the number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States at over 20 million.

Biden says he is not examining reinstating Trump’s so-called Remain in Mexico program.

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Hamas slams Western calls to accept Biden’s Gaza ceasefire deal

A senior Hamas official, Sami Abu Zuhri, said Tuesday that the Palestinian militant group disapproves of calls from Washington and the West for it to accept President Joe Biden’s proposal on Gaza “as if it were Hamas that was standing in the way of the deal.”

In comments reported by Hamas media, Abu Zuhri said Israel is not serious about reaching a deal in Gaza and is still maneuvering under US cover.

Biden rejects concerns about his age in interview with TIME: ‘I can do it better than anyone you know’

Joe Biden responded to concerns that he will not be an effective president when he is 85 years old.

In a wide-ranging interview with TIME MagazineBiden, 81, was asked about many Americans who already think he is too old.

‘I can do it better than anyone you know. “You’re looking at me, I can take you too,” he told the journalist.

When asked if he didn’t consider running because of his age, he answered emphatically: “No.”

President Joe Biden arrives on Air Force One, Monday, June 3, 2024, at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Hunter Biden gun trial: All the evidence federal prosecutors plan to use against the president’s son

DailyMail.com breaks down all the evidence federal prosecutors will use against the president’s son as opening statements begin.

Hunter also faces federal tax charges in Los Angeles, and his trial in that case is scheduled for September, just weeks before the presidential election.

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How the judge in Hunter Biden’s gun trial DOUBLED the sentence recommended by prosecutors in a similar case

As the landmark Hunter Biden gun case begins in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday, all eyes will be on the Trump-appointed judge handling the case: Judge Maryellen Noreika.

Politico reported on Sunday that just last month, Noreika doubled the recommended sentence for a defendant who pleaded guilty to a similar firearms offense.

On May 2, Noreika determined that defendant Zhi Dong should go to prison for one year, not the six months suggested by prosecutors.

Dong was accused of lying on government forms about his address when he bought guns in Delaware.

He purchased 19 handguns and 10 lower receivers in Delaware using a Newark, Delaware address and a Delaware driver’s license at several federal firearms dealers in the state.

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Is Biden’s border policy too little, too late?

After nearly eight million apprehensions at the southern border since taking office, President Joe Biden is finally set to execute an executive action this week that would address illegal immigration.

But with just five months until the 2024 presidential election, House Speaker Mike Johnson says it’s “too little, too late” and Republicans have called the move an electoral “gimmick.”

It also claims that despite plans for a single executive order that could close the border, Biden and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have already enacted 64 other actions since January 2021 “to open the border.”

Illegal immigration and the crisis at the southern border remain top issues for voters heading into November, and Biden is looking to finally act after years of pressure to implement an offensive.

Some estimates put the number of illegal immigrants living in the United States at more than 20 million. And the number of escapes continues to elude even top immigration officials.

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Joe Biden reveals himself after first day of Hunter trial to criticize Trump

President Joe Biden stepped out after the first day of his son Hunter Biden’s gun trial to raise money for his re-election bid at a splashy home in Greenwich, Connecticut.

After spending the day in Wilmington, Delaware, with nothing on his agenda, the president addressed high-dollar donors Monday night at the home of former HBO chief Richard Plepler.

He warned of the “uncharted territory” the campaign entered after former President Donald Trump went rogue and raised a staggering $141 million in May.

“This guy doesn’t deserve to be president, whether I run or not,” the 81-year-old presumptive Democratic nominee said.

Biden noted that “for the first time in American history, a convicted former president is now seeking the presidency.”

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