Wilmington, DE – President Joe Biden and the U.S. Secret Service both claim they have no knowledge of Secret Service agents trying to intervene after a .38 revolver Hunter Biden allegedly illegally purchased went missing.
Hunter bought a handgun on Oct. 12, 2018 at StarQuest Shooters & Survival Supply in Wilmington, according to the Firearms Transaction Record obtained by Politico.
But when Hunter filled out the federal firearms background check application, he did not disclose his history with drug problems.
When the transaction record asked if Hunter was “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance,” the records showed that President Joe Biden’s son replied “no” despite his documented history of drug use, according to Politico.
However, Hunter was discharged from the U.S. Navy Reserve five years earlier after he tested positive for cocaine.
He admitted publicly to having had a crack binge in 2017 and has been accused a several other in narcotic indiscretions, the New Yorker reported.
His battle with drugs has been well documented in the media and his family has spoken about it publicly many times, Politico reported.
Lying on the federal firearms form is a felony.
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But then the allegedly ill-gotten gun disappeared just 11 days later, Politico reported.
On Oct 23, 2018, Hunter’s then-girlfriend, his late brother’s widow Hallie Biden, told police she was suspicious and searched Hunter’s car and found the pistol.
So she said she wrapped it up in a black shopping bag and threw it in the trash bin outside Janssen’s Market where the Bidens are longtime customers, Politico reported.
The police report said Hallie told Hunter what she’d done and he told her to go back and get the gun.
Hallie told police she returned to the store and tried to find the gun but it was gone, Politico reported.
She reported the matter to the store’s manager and the store contacted the police.
The question of what had happened to the gun was especially important because there is a high school located directly across the street from the market, Politico reported.
Delaware State Police responded to the store to review the security footage.
“We complied with the police and gave them whatever security footage we could,” Paula Janssen told Politico.
Sources said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also responded to the high-end grocery store.
The incident occurred at the same time FBI agents were investigating Hunter’s taxes, among other things.
The police report showed that police called Hunter to Janssen’s and interviewed him, Politico reported.
He told police that he used the gun for target practice and kept it in his car so it would be safe from his nieces and nephews who were Hallie’s children, according to the report.
During the interview, the police report said that Hunter made a derogatory remark about two Janssen’s employees that walked by the loading dock where they were standing, Politico reported.
Hunter told the officers that Janssen’s had some shady employees and when the officers asked if he meant the employees, President Biden’s son said yes.
“Yea, prolly illegal,” Hunter told the officers, according to the police report.
The police report also said that when police asked Hunter if the gun had been involved in a crime, the President’s son “became very agitated with me and asked me if I was intentionally trying to make him mad,” Politico reported.
Then the officer asked Hunter if he had been drinking or doing drugs.
“Listen, it isn’t like that. I think she believes I was gonna kill myself,” Hunter told the officers, according to Politico.
The police report said Hunter became annoyed when he was asked if he’d called his father, then-former Vice President Joe Biden, for help.
“I have never called my dad for anything,” Hunter told the officer, according to the police report.
Then Hunter got the gun’s case from Hallie’s house with the revolver’s serial number and provided it to the police, Politico reported.
The gun was later turned in by the homeless man who had found it while scavenging.
But at the same time police were interviewing Hunter and Hallie about the missing handgun, two Secret Service agents allegedly descended on the gun shop where Hunter had bought the revolver.
Two sources told Politico that the agents showed their badges to the owner of the gun store and asked him to turn over the Firearms Transaction Record that Hunter had completed when he bought the gun.
The owner refused to turn over the gun paperwork to the Secret Service since firearms transactions fall under the purview of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), not the Secret Service, Politico reported.
Sources said the Secret Service agents left without getting the paperwork, but the ATF stopped in later that same day to inspect the record of Hunter’s firearms transaction.
No charges were filed against Hunter or Hallie in connection with the missing revolver.
ATF referred questions about the incident to the Delaware State Police, which had already rejected Politico’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The Secret Service, which wasn’t protecting any of the Biden family at that time, told Politico they weren’t involved in the October of 2018 incident involving Hunter’s gun despite multiple reports to the contrary.
His father is also pleading ignorance to the entire fiasco.
“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 protectee at that time,” a White House spokesperson told Politico.