The secret service tried to intervene in a police investigation after Hunter Biden’s in 2018 The then girlfriend, his brother Hallie’s widow, threw a gun she had found in his car into the trash can of a supermarket because she thought it would kill him.
The bizarre incident was revealed by Politics on Thursday.
Hallie had searched Hunter’s truck because she had “suspicions.” She found a .38 revolver and then drove to Janssen’s Market, a supermarket in Wilmington, where she threw the gun away. She had wrapped it in a black shopping bag and put it in a trash can.
She told Hunter what she had done and he ordered her to go back and get it. When she did, it was gone.
She told the store and the general manager of the store called the police.
The FBI was called to the scene and both Hunter and Hallie were interviewed by police. During one of his interviews, he called two Mexican store employees “suspicious” and said they were “largely illegal.”
In October 2018, Hallie Biden threw a gun she found in Hunter Biden’s pickup truck. She was afraid he would commit suicide there, he later told police. She then went to pick it up, but it was gone and that’s when the police got involved. Hunter is shown, left, at his father’s inauguration in January with his son Hunter
When a cop asked if the gun had been used in a crime, Hunter became “very agitated” and asked the officer if he was deliberately lying to “make him angry.”
A .38 revolver, similar to the kind Hallie found in Hunter’s truck
The officer asked him if he had been on drugs or drunk and he said, “Look, it’s not like that.
“I think she believes I would kill myself.”
Hunter’s drug and alcohol problems are well documented.
While the pair were being questioned, Secret Service agents went to StarQuest Shooters – where Hunter purchased the gun on Oct. 12 – and asked owner Ron Palmieri if he would give them the sales records.
Ron Palmieri – refused to hand them over. He said he didn’t want the Secret Service to try to hide Hunter’s connection to the weapon if it had been used in a crime.
Within days, the gun reappeared when a man who regularly walked through the store’s trash cans returned it.
No one was arrested or charged and the incident was largely kept secret.
Hallie wrapped the gun in a plastic bag and put it in a garbage truck outside Janssen’s Market in Wilmington
No one in the Biden family was entitled to Secret Service protection at the time, but Politico cites unnamed sources that say agents from the Secret Service offices in Wilmington and Philadelphia played an “ informal ” role in protecting them after Joe left office as vice president in 2017.
Vice presidents are not entitled to lifelong protection from the Secret Service as presidents are.
The Secret Service told Politico that she had no records of any involvement of her agents in the investigation.
Hunter told police during his police interview that he had never asked his father for ‘anything’.
Hunter and Hallie’s relationship was revealed in 2017, two years after Beau’s death. Beau died of a brain tumor.
Hunter purchased the .38 revolver from Starquest Shooters in Delaware on October 12, 2018
An interior shot of the gun shop where he filled out forms saying he didn’t use drugs
The gun shop owner, Ron Palmieri, said Secret Service agents visited the shop and asked for information showing Hunter owned the gun. He refused to give them to them
Hunter was then married to Kathleen, his first wife.
He and Hallie dated for two years before ending their controversial romance.
Hunter’s drug and alcohol problems are well documented. He is shown in a series of compromising photos that emerged from his father’s campaign
Around the same time, it was revealed that six days after meeting her, he was secretly married to a South African woman, Melissa Cohen.
They now have a son together, also called Hunter.
In August 2018, months before the firearms incident and while still with Hallie, he fathered another child with Lunden Alexis Roberts, a stripper living in Arkansas.
She sued him after he stopped paying child support.
Hunter’s troubles with drugs and tormented personal love life have been a painful place for President Biden and plagued his presidential campaign.
He barely talks about him otherwise to say that he supports his sobriety, and has denied ever interfering or misusing his power to help him.
Responding to Politico’s revelations, a White House spokesman said on Thursday, “ President Biden had no knowledge of or involvement in the Secret Service’s alleged role in this incident, and neither he nor any family member was protected. time.’
Hallie was married to Hunter’s brother Beau, who died in 2015 after battling cancer
The Biden family at Beau’s funeral in June 2015.