A new collection of emails has raised additional doubts about the Secret Service’s participation in the Biden family, and whether the agency “protected” them and covered up its apparent involvement in a police probe when Hunter Biden’s girlfriend abandoned his gun in a trash can.
Through a Freedom of Information Act request, conservative nonprofit Judicial Watch obtained 487 pages of Secret Service records relating to the October 2018 incident in Wilmington, Delaware, in which Hunter’s then-girlfriend and brother’s widow, Hallie Biden, discarded his.38 handgun in a supermarket trash can.
The Secret Service emails date back to October 2020, when one agent, whose name was redacted, sent an email chain to other agents containing a link to an article from The Blaze about the firearms incident.
“Oh dear…” said one official, whose name was also removed.
A specialist in the agency’s Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division then wrote to their colleagues: “It’s kind of odd that we were involved in the missing gun investigation when neither Hunter or Joe were even receiving USSS protection at the time? Hmmm.”
Another replied with: “Maybe we were asked for a favor?”
On a federal transaction record regarding the gun purchase, Hunter Biden answered “no” to a question asking if he was an “unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.” His drug and alcohol abuse during this period has been widely documented in news reports.
According to Politico in March 2021, Hallie Biden threw the gun across the street from a local high school because she was afraid Hunter would hurt himself.
After Hallie returned for the weapon and discovered it stolen, local police launched an investigation.
The Secret Service apparently became involved at this time, calling the gun store where Hunter had purchased the firearm and requesting the sale documentation. According to the Daily Mail, Politico’s sources included someone “briefed by a Secret Service agent after the fact.”