Wilmington, DE – Emails recovered from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop showed that he told people that U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had responded to the scene after he lost a handgun he had allegedly illegally purchased, but the Secret Service and the White House are still denying it.
President Joe Biden and the U.S. Secret Service both claimed they had no knowledge of Secret Service agents trying to intervene after a .38 revolver Hunter Biden allegedly illegally purchased went missing.
The New York Post on Friday released copies of text and email messaged recovered from the laptop that Hunter abandoned at a Wilmington computer repair shop in April of 2019.
The publication has a copy of the contents of Hunter’s abandoned laptop that was seized from the store owner allegedly as part of a tax investigation by the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office into the President’s son after the news went public ahead of his father’s 2020 election.
The New York Post reported that the laptop contained messages sent by Hunter to several friends documenting the presence of the Secret Service at the scene when his gun went missing.
“She stole the gun out of my trunk lock box and threw it in a garbage can full to the top at Jansens [sic]. Then told me it was my problem to deal with,” Hunter wrote in one message on Jan. 29, 2019, according to the New York Post.
“Then when the police the FBI the secret service came on the scene she said she took it from me because she was scared I would harm myself due to my drug and alcohol problem and our volatile relationship and that she was afraid for the kids,” the email continued, bringing into question the veracity of Secret Service statements to the contrary.
“Really not joking the cop kept me convinced that Hallie was implying she was scared of me,” President Biden’s son wrote of his late brother’s widow, with whom he was in a relationship at the time.
Hunter bought the handgun referred to in the messages 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.
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 of 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 punishable by a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ).
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But then the allegedly ill-gotten gun disappeared just 11 days after Hunter bought it, Politico reported.
On Oct 23, 2018, Hallie Biden explained to 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.
She told Hunter what she’d done and he told her to go back and get his gun, but when she returned to the store, the gun was no longer in the trash bin.
Hallie told the store manager who alerted authorities and Delaware State Police, the FBI, and the U.S. Secret Service responded to the grocery store parking lot.
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.
But the agency denied reports of their involvement on Thursday in a written statement, the New York Post reported.
“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,” the agency said.
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.
On Friday, the White House doubled down and insisted the President knew nothing and that it couldn’t have happened, the New York Post reported.
“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,” an administration spokesperson said.
The Secret Service also confirmed the agencies’ earlier denial in another statement on Friday and maintained that no Secret Service agents were involved Hunter’s missing gun incident, the New York Post reported.
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.
Most of the messages in the New York Post story were sent by Hunter to his friend, Keith Ablow, a former celebrity psychiatrist, the New York Post reported.
Ablow lost his medical license after allegations surfaced that he “engaged in sexual activity and boundary violations with multiple patients, diverted controlled substances from patients, engaged in disruptive behavior, including displaying and pointing a firearm on multiple occasions in a manner that scared an employee, and procured his license renewal fraudulently,” according to the Massachusetts Board of Medicine.