Hunter Biden Denies Report That the Secret Service Improperly Investigated His Missing Gun: ‘I Don’t Think That’s True’
Hunter Biden denied reports of the Secret Service being involved in the 2018 incident when he lost his gun.
The son of President Joe Biden gave a wide-ranging interview to CBS’ Anthony Mason on Monday in order to promote his upcoming memoir, Beautiful Things. At one point in the conversation, Mason asked about the law enforcement investigation concerning Hunter and Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter’s late brother, Beau.
As we previously noted, the story revolves around a series of events when Hallie Biden, who was romantically involved with Hunter at the time, discovered a gun in Hunter’s car and disposed of it in a trash can at a grocery store. The gun was found and reported by a man who was searching the can for recycling, which sparked police concerns that the gun could be involved in a possible crime.
According to Politico, the Secret Service reportedly got involved in the matter when agents went to the store where Hunter bought the gun, and asked the owner for the paperwork from the sale.
“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,” Politico reported. “The owner, Ron Palmieri, later turned over the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which oversees federal gun laws.”
The Secret Service has pushed back by saying they have no record of this action from their personnel.
Addressing the incident with Mason, Hunter Biden said that Hallie threw his gun away because she was concerned about him. When asked why he had a gun, Biden stressed that it was a “difficult” period of his life, and “Hallie’s intent was to make certain that I didn’t hurt myself.”
When asked about the Secret Service’s alleged involvement, Hunter said he had “no idea” about any of that. He further explained that the gun was reported as lost when he learned of what Hallie did, he told her “you can’t do that,” and the gun was retrieved in coordination with the police.
“But do you know about the Secret Service being involved?” Mason asked.
“No. I have no idea,” Hunter answered. “I don’t know whether the Secret Service were involved or why they would be. I don’t think that’s true, to my knowledge.”
Watch above, via CBS.
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