The Secret Service has been accused of a ‘cover-up’ over its alleged involvement in a police investigation when Hunter Biden‘s lover dumped his gun in a trash can near a school in 2018.
Judicial Watch, a justice watchdog nonprofit, announced on Friday that it received 487 pages of Secret Service (USSS) records over the incident, and says the documents cast further doubt over the agency’s claims that it was not involved.
Hunter’s lover and brother’s widow, Hallie Biden, left his .38 handgun at the top of a trash can at Jansens supermarket in Wilmington, Delaware in October 2018, sparking a police probe.
In texts on his abandoned laptop, Hunter claimed that when Delaware cops found the gun ‘the FBI and the Secret Service’ got involved – though USSS has repeatedly denied it.
He wrote that Hallie told officers she took the weapon because she was ‘afraid for the kids’ and ‘because she was scared I would harm myself due to my drug and alcohol problem’.
Judicial Watch obtained hundreds of pages of internal communications between Secret Service officials about the incident.
The records show agency officials discussing media reports of its alleged involvement with one finding it ‘odd’ that USSS was involved in the investigation when Joe and Hunter Biden were not receiving Secret Service protection at the time.
Another official responds: ‘Maybe we were asked for a favor?’
‘These new documents suggest that one can’t take at face value the Secret Service’s denial that it wasn’t involved in the Hunter Biden gun cover-up,’ Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told DailyMail.com.
A flurry of internal emails began on October 29, 2020, when a website called the Blaze published an article about Hallie throwing Hunter’s gun in a supermarket trash can.
One official emailed another in the Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division a link to the article.
Another official, whose name is redacted, responded: ‘Oh dear…’
After reading the article, one Secret Service Protective Intelligence Research Specialist 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 official replies: ‘Maybe we were asked for a favor?’