4 Jun 2024

USA correspondent Ron Elving

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 4 June 2024
(FILES) Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, attends the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on April 18, 2022. Hunter Biden has pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to pay federal income tax, prosecutors said on June 20, 2023. Biden, in a plea agreement with the US Attorney's Office in his home state of Delaware, also acknowledged possessing a firearm despite being a drug user. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. Photo: MANDEL NGAN / AFP

Ron Elving looks at the many unanswered questions after former US president Donald Trump was found guilty of falsifying business records at a New York trial. Is jail time on the cards? What will the political fallout be? And do Americans agree with the conviction?

Meanwhile President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, is on trial facing gun charges. Prosecutors allege he lied about his drug use when he applied for, and purchased a gun in 2018.

Ron Elving is a Senior Editor and Correspondent, Washington Desk for NPR news.