Secret service does possess Hunter Biden gun docs: Schrodinger's files
The US President's son is famous for his history of all kinds of crimes and now his possession of firearms.
Hunter Biden, the son of US president Joe Biden, is notorious for his involvement in numerous scandals, including substance abuse, commercial sex, infidelity, tax fraud, and, most likely, high-level corruption. Nonetheless, he was always able to elude capture. However, the "gun incident" could change that.
The Secret Service acknowledged the existence of documents related to Hunter Biden's illegal gun ownership, despite previously denying possession of the files.
According to media reports, Secret Service agents approached the owner of the firearms shop where Hunter Biden had illegally purchased a gun and demanded the paperwork related to the transaction.
The gun shop owner refused to comply because he suspected the Secret Service officers were trying to conceal Hunter's ownership of the firearm. This incident did not go unnoticed.
Judicial Watch, a conservative activist group, sued the government agency for all documents related to Hunter Biden's gun ownership. The government watchdog group also pointed out the unusual fact that the Secret Service changed its stance on the case several times.
According to Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, "The Secret Service's changing story on records raises additional questions about its role in the Hunter Biden gun incident."
Gun incident in 2018
Tom Fitton is referring to a gun incident that occurred in 2018. Hunter Biden's ex-sister-in-law, who later became his lover, took his gun from a cupboard and threw it in the trash. She claims that her lover was mentally ill at the time and she feared for her life.
She later attempted to retrieve the gun, but it had already been confiscated by the police. Around this time, Secret Service agents approached the gun shop owner and demanded that the paperwork be destroyed, blaming Hunter Biden.
When authorities began to investigate the gun's provenance, it was suspected that Hunter Biden had lied in order to obtain it. He gave a negative response when asked about previous substance abuse and addiction. However, he was fired from the US Navy five years ago due to a positive cocaine test, and he admits in his memoirs that he continued to abuse substances for at least until 2018.
According to US law, intentionally misrepresenting information when purchasing firearms is a crime. Nonetheless, the US President's son was not charged.
What was the watchdog request in 2021?
The Secret Service responded to a watchdog request in April 2021, promising to provide the necessary documents in this case. However, a year later, in October 2022, this governmental organization stated that the previous response was erroneous and that it does not have any records pertaining to the "Hunter Biden's Gun Incident."
Hunter Biden is currently under investigation for allegedly being involved in numerous shady dealings, but he always finds a way out.
For example, Hunter was linked to some companies accused of corruption. His membership on the board of Ukraine's Burisma Group is the most well-known example. His father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, put pressure on Ukraine's then-President Petro Poroshenko to fire a top prosecutor who was investigating Burisma's activities.
On the other hand, the gun incident has the potential to reverse the momentum. Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections. They have already promised to conduct a full investigation into Hunter Biden's activities. What's more, federal agents believe they have enough evidence to charge Hunter Biden with illegal gun ownership.
Hunter Biden’s criminal history
Hunter Biden has a long history of crime. In late 2020, Biden was subjected to federal investigation for "tax affairs" related to business dealings in Ukraine and China, and Fox News reported that he had failed to report $400,000 in income from Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
The announcement was preceded by a scandal in October 2020, when the New York Times published an article about two emails that the 52-year-old had supposedly received from a top Burisma executive while serving on the company's board of directors.
Burisma Board Advisor Vadym Pozharskyi allegedly asked Hunter Biden to "use [his] influence" to help the Ukrainian company gain political support in a May 2014 email, while Pozharskyi thanked the younger Biden for setting up a meeting with his father, then-US Vice President Joe Biden, in an April 2015 email.
Emails recovered from Hunter's abandoned laptop show that he played a major role in the acquisition of millions of dollars in funding for Metabiota, a Department of Defense contractor specializing in research on pandemic-causing diseases that could be used as bioweapons.