In the latest installment of the Hunter Biden saga, a new report details Secret Service intervention in a firearm-related case just a few years ago.
A new report alleges Secret Service involvement in an incident involving Hunter Biden and Hallie Biden, his brother’s widow whom Hunter was in a relationship with from 2016 to 2018.
In October of 2018, Hallie Biden took Hunter Biden’s firearm and tossed it into a trash can behind a grocery store. She told Hunter what happened, and he allegedly sent her to retrieve the gun, which was gone by the time she arrived.
The incident prompted an investigation, conducted by the Delaware State Police and the FBI, because the trash can was close to a local high school. According to a copy of the police report, law enforcement questioned Hunter Biden, who “became very agitated” when asked whether the gun was used to commit a crime.
Hunter Biden immediately pivoted the conversation, claiming that Hallie Biden had been concerned about his mental state, worrying that he may be suicidal.
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 gun store owner became concerned about the possibility of a coverup, and refused to hand over 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 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.
According to the report, there was no official Secret Service record of the incident, even though the Secret Service was in charge of the Biden family’s security at the time. Biden “did not have any knowledge of, or involvement in, the Secret Service’s alleged role in this incident,” the White House claims.
Lying on Gun Application
The report also reveals that Hunter Biden lied on his firearm application.
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, and may be punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.