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Hunter Biden's ex-wife is called as a witness in his federal gun trial

Hunter Biden's ex-wife is called as a witness in his federal gun trial


Hunter Biden's ex-wife is called as a witness in his federal gun trial

WILMINGTON, Del. — Hunter Biden's ex-wife was called Wednesday to testify in his federal gun trial as prosecutors sought to show the depths of his drug problem, which they say was still going on when he filled out a form to buy a firearm.

Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle were married for roughly 20 years. They have three children and divorced in 2016 after his infidelity and drug abuse became too much, according to her memoir, “If We Break," about the dissolution of their marriage.

Buhle testified that she discovered her husband was using drugs when she found a crack pipe in an ashtray on their porch on July, 3, 2015, a day after their anniversary. When she confronted him, “he acknowledged smoking crack,” she said.

Even before she found it, Buhle suspected that Hunter was using drugs, given that he earlier had been kicked out of the Navy after testing positive for cocaine.

“I was definitely worried, scared,” she said.

She is among several Biden family and friends expected on the witness stand in a trial that has quickly become a highly personal and detailed tour of Hunter Biden's drug use. Prosecutors argue that the testimony is necessary to show Hunter Biden's state of mind when he bought the gun.

Hunter Biden has been charged with three felonies stemming from the purchase of a gun in October 2018. He's accused of lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false claim on the application by saying he was not a drug user and illegally having the gun for 11 days.