The Secret Service has no record of a 2018 incident involving Hunter Biden’s possession of a handgun, but a new report based on messages on Hunter Biden’s laptop contradict the law enforcement agency’s assertion.
“Hunter Biden sent a text message that said the Secret Service responded after his handgun disappeared in 2018 — contradicting the agency’s assertion that it wasn’t involved,” the New York Post reported.
“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 about Hallie Biden, the widow of his brother Beau Biden, whom he was dating at the time.
“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 January 29, 2019 message read.
It appears that we now have a name for an official who allegedly assisted in the cover-up, per OANN’s Jack Posobiec.
“Trump WH official who helped cover up Hunter Biden illegal firearm was Deputy Chief of Staff for Ops Tony Ornato, previously the Secret Service Assistant Director, per messages obtained by reporting,” Posobiec tweeted.
The New York Post found another message on Hunter Biden’s laptop about this incident, dated Dec. 6, 2018.
“Took from lock box of truck and put it IN PapER BAG AND Threw it in trash can at local high end grocer. For no reason,” he wrote.
“And I freaked when I saw it was missing 10 minutes after she took it and when she went back to get it after I scared the s–t out of her it was gone which led to state police investigation of me. True story.”
In 2018, Hunter Biden had an edgy stand-off with police over his missing handgun and may have even committed a felony. The Secret Service confronted the gun store owner who sold Hunter Biden the .38 caliber handgun, a Politico report revealed on Thursday.
Hunter Biden was being watched by the Secret Service, although he was not entitled to protection. At the time, Hallie Biden had found Hunter’s handgun and had thrown it away at a trashbin near a local supermarket in Wilmington, Delaware out of fear that he might use it to kill himself.
Hunter Biden was upset by Hallie tossing his handgun in the trash and told her to get it back. When she went to retrieve the firearm, it was already gone. She called the store manager.
The FBI arrived on the scene, along with local police. A police officer asked Hunter Biden if he had used the gun to commit a crime. He reportedly “became very agitated” and asked the officer if he was trying to intentionally “make him mad.”
When police asked if he was drunk or had been using drugs, Hunter replied: “Listen, it isn’t like that. I think she believes I was gonna kill myself.” He also called two Mexican store owners “suspicious” and “probably illegal,” according to the Daily Mail.
As police continued the investigation, they found the gun store where Hunter Biden had purchased the gun.
“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,” Politico reported.
“The gun store owner refused to supply 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 two people said. The owner, Ron Palmieri, later turned over the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which oversees federal gun laws,” the report continued.
A man who frequently dumpster dived near Janssen’s Market, the location she chose to dispose of the weapon, found Hunter Biden’s handgun. Then he turned it in to authorities.
The issue is that the Secret Service says it has no record of the event, according to Politico. Joe Biden told the publication through a spokesperson he has ‘no knowledge’ of any Secret Service involvement.
Hunter Biden’s Firearms Transaction Record was obtained by Politico. It showed a receipt for the gun that was dated October 12, 2018.
On the FTR record, Hunter Biden responded ‘no’ to the statement on “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” Lying on the federal document is a felony, punishable by up to ten years in prison.
The following is Hunter Biden’s 4473 form:
Hunter Biden failed a drug test and was discharged from the Navy, although it wasn’t classified as “dishonorable.”