Covering up for Hunter: Secret Service tried to intervene in Hunter Biden missing gun incident
According to a police report obtained by Politico
, the Secret Service attempted to intervene in a bizarre domestic dispute
between President Joe Biden's son Hunter and daughter-in-law Hallie – widow of the late Beau Biden – with who Hunter was in a relationship with at the time.
On Oct. 23, 2018, Hallie searched Hunter's pickup truck, which was parked outside of her home in Wilmington, Delaware. According to a Delaware State Police
report, she was searching his truck because of "suspicions she had
" that Hunter might use it to harm himself.
Upon searching the truck, Hallie found Hunter's .38 revolver. She took the firearm to the Janssen's Market, a nearby upscale grocery store where the Biden family regularly shops at. There, she wrapped the gun in a black shopping bag and tossed it into a trash bin outside the store.
Later that day, Hallie informed Hunter of what she had done, and he told her to get the gun back. When Hallie returned to the grocery store, she found out that the gun was missing. She reported the issue to the store's general manager, who then informed the state police.
The missing gun caused heightened concern because Janssen's is across the street from a high school. It caused such a commotion that the state police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(ATF) responded to the incident.
While the incident was being investigated and law enforcement officers were questioning Hunter and Hallie, two Secret Service agents went to the gun store in Wilmington where Hunter had purchased the revolver. The agents asked to take possession of the Firearms Transaction Record that proved Hunter purchased the gun from the store earlier that month.
The owners of the gun store refused to hand over the paperwork, suspecting that the agents wanted to hide the fact that Hunter owned the missing firearm. (Related: Mainstream media, FBI, DOJ covered up Hunter Biden investigation to help Joe Biden – Trump
The owner insisted that the transaction records were not under the purview of the Secret Service. When the ATF arrived later that day to inspect the records, the owner handed them over without question.
The incident seemingly ended out of nowhere when, several days later, the gun was returned to Hunter. It was given back by an older man who supposedly regularly searches the grocery store's trash to collect items he can recycle.
Neither the state police, the FBI nor the ATF charged or arrested Hunter of Hallie for the incident.
Secret Service denies involvement in incident
Any kind of involvement by the Secret Service on behalf of the Biden family would be considered an "inappropriate interference." This is especially true since the state police, the FBI and the ATF were already investigating the incident.
In a statement to Politico
, a spokesperson for the Secret Service said the agency did not have any record showing its employees were involved in the incident.
"U.S. Secret Service records confirm that the agency did not provide protection to any member of the Biden family in 2018, and that the Secret Service had no involvement in this alleged incident."
A White House official was also quick to tell the media that President Biden was not involved in this specific incident involving his son and daughter-in-law.
"President Biden did not have any knowledge of, or involvement in, the Secret Service's alleged role in this incident, and neither he nor any family member was a protected at the time," said the official. The agency gave a similar statement to Politico
when the news outlet attempted to press the Secret Service on its supposed involvement in the incident.
Biden's family was under the protection of the Secret Service from 2009 to 2017, during his tenure as vice president. The Secret Service only resumed its detail in Mar. 2020 when he became the Democratic Party's nominee for the presidency.
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