Politico reported last year that the Secret Service “inserted itself” into a bizarre 2018 incident involving Hunter Biden and an illegally purchased firearm.
The law enforcement agency has since admitted that it holds over 400 pages worth of records tied to the event despite having previously denied their existence.
Admission comes following lawsuit by conservative group
According to The Epoch Times, that revelation came as the result of a lawsuit filed by the conservative group Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
“Since the Complaint was filed, the Parties have conferred about the intended scope of Judicial Watch’s FOIA request and, in response, USSS has run supplemental searches and located over 100 records, totaling over 400 pages, potentially responsive to Judicial Watch’s request under the clarified understanding of that request,” court filing made on November 10 by the Secret Service read.
A press release put out last Thursday by Judicial Watch explained that Secret Service would finish “initial processing of all potentially responsive records by January 9, 2023” and then turn over all non-exempt, responsive records.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton was quoted as saying that the agency’s “changing story on records raises additional questions about its role in the Hunter Biden gun incident.”
“One thing is clear, Judicial Watch’s persistence means the public may get records that the Secret Service suggested didn’t exist,” he added.
Text messages reveal angry exchange over gun incident
Politico reported that Delaware gun store owner Ron Palmieri said Secret Service agents attempted to take records of Biden’s gun purchase after his weapon was discovered in a grocery store garbage can located close to his school.
The Washington Examiner reported in June that text messages found on Hunter Biden’s laptop reveal he had an angry exchange over the un incident with his sister-in-law and then-girlfriend Hallie Biden.
They reveal that Hallie Biden had discovered Hunter Biden’s weapon before leaving it in the supermarket trash container.
“Did you take that from me hallie?” Hunter Biden demanded after realizing that his gun was missing. “Are you insane. Tell me now. This is no game.”
He went on to allege that his sister-in-law was “being totally irresponsible and unhinged,” adding, “You really need to help me think right now hallie — this is very very serious.”
Biden broke gun laws
Hallie Biden responded by accusing her boyfriend of being “dangerous and negligent” while insisting that he seek treatment for his drug addiction at a rehab facility.
Meanwhile, Republicans have pointed out that Hunter Biden’s purchase of the firearm was illegal given his well-publicized struggle with drug addiction.