Yet another scandal has emerged in the Hunter Biden saga as a new report reveals allegations that the Secret Service had to intervene in a firearm-related incident a few years ago.
This new report, which comes soon after it was uncovered that Hunter Biden was under criminal investigation relating to his taxes and overseas business dealings, stems from an incident between Hunter and his late brother’s wife, Hallie Biden.
Hunter was in a relationship with his brother’s widow from 2016 to 2018. The incident, which took place in October of 2018, occurred when Hallie Biden allegedly took Hunter’s gun and threw it in a trash can behind a grocery store. Hallie Biden allegedly returned later to retrieve the gun after telling Hunter of the incident, but discovered it was missing.
The gun being thrown in the trash can prompted an investigation from law enforcement, as the trash can was close to a local high school. The investigation, conducted by the Delaware State Police and the FBI, led them to question Hunter Biden. According to a copy of the police report, Hunter “became very agitated” when asked if the gun was used to commit a crime.
Instead, he pivoted the conversation, claiming that Hallie Biden had been concerned about his mental state, thinking he may be planning to commit suicide. This is a perfect excuse. As soon as the possibility of suicide is mentioned in a conversation with police, their typical response is to focus on that aspect as a mental health emergency, completely distracting them from the possibility of a crime.
Politico reported: “Secret Service agents approached the owner of the store where Hunter bought the gun and asked to take the paperwork involving the sale, according to two people, one of whom has firsthand knowledge of the episode and the other was briefed by a Secret Service agent after the fact.”
The owner of the gun store was smart, and assumed the possibility of a coverup.
“The gun store owner refused to supply the paperwork, suspecting that the Secret Service officers wanted to hide Hunter’s ownership of the missing gun in case it were to be involved in a crime, the two people said. The owner, Ron Palmieri, later turned over the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which oversees federal gun laws,” according to Politico.
The report shows no official Secret Service record of the incident, despite the fact that the Secret Service was managing the Biden family’s security at the time. According to the White House, Biden “did not have any knowledge of, or involvement in, the Secret Service’s alleged role in this incident.”
Lying on Gun Application
Further, it appears from the report that Hunter Biden lied on his application for the firearm:
POLITICO obtained copies of the Firearms Transaction Record and a receipt for the gun dated Oct. 12, 2018.
Hunter responded “no” to a question on the transaction record that asks, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” Five years earlier, he had been discharged from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine, and he and family members have spoken about his history of drug use.
Lying on an ATF Form 4473 is a felony, which may be punishable by a 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.