2018 voicemail unearthed of Joe Biden urging son Hunter to ‘get some help’ for drug addiction

Though he would obviously prefer not to talk about it, President Joe Biden has on occasion shared his knowledge of and concern about his son Hunter Biden’s admitted addiction to crack cocaine and the destructive lifestyle he lived that goes hand-in-hand with such addictions.

Now a 2018 voicemail left by the concerned father for his troubled son has been made public in which the elder Biden urged the younger to “get some help” for his issues, the Daily Caller reported.

The timing of that voicemail is interesting, though, as it coincides with an incident in 2018 in which Hunter is alleged to have made a false statement on the federal form to purchase a firearm — a felony for which he could soon face criminal charges.

A concerned father and troubled son

The Daily Mail was the first to report on the 2018 voicemail from Joe to Hunter Biden that appeared to have been recovered from the younger Biden’s laptop that was abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop.

“It’s Dad. I called to tell you I love you. I love you more than the whole world, pal,” the father said in the message to his son. “You gotta get some help. I don’t know what to do, I know you don’t either. I’m here no matter what you need. No matter what you need, I love you.”

Made a false statement

That voicemail had been recorded on Oct. 15, 2018, just three days after Hunter is alleged to have lied on the federal firearm purchase form in order to buy a .38-caliber handgun, and about two weeks before Hunter’s then-widowed sister-in-law-turned lover, Hallie Biden, had thrown that gun in a trash can near a high school and prompted a local and federal investigation.

Politico reported in 2021 on the strange incident in 2018 when Hallie Biden, out of concern for Hunter’s safety, threw the recently purchased handgun away, only for it to be found by a homeless man and turned over to the police, which prompted a broader investigation.

The outlet obtained a copy of the Firearms Transaction Record that must be filled truthfully and submitted to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in order to make a purchase from a federally licensed dealer, and found that Hunter had made a false statement on that form.

In response to the question that asks, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” Hunter checked the “No” box, even though he admittedly had a “full-blown addiction” to crack cocaine at that time, according to the Daily Mail.

Felony criminal charges?

This voicemail from Joe Biden urging his son Hunter to seek help — which coincide with texts from Hallie at the same time with similar urgent requests, per the Daily Mail — could actually end up bolstering a potential federal prosecution of Hunter for making the false statement on the federal gun purchase form, which is a felony that can result in up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to a recent article from The Washington Post, federal prosecutors in Delaware have gathered “sufficient evidence” to charge Biden for the alleged false statement in addition to violations of tax laws related to not reporting income derived from his dubious foreign and domestic business deals.