Despite the best efforts of the mainstream media to sweep his mysterious foreign business dealings and sordid past under the rug, new reports suggest that one of President Joe Biden’s sons may have engaged in a troubling form of criminal conduct.
According to the Washington Examiner, an answer to question about drug use and addiction given by Hunter Biden on a gun purchase background check back in 2018 may rise to the level of a felony offense.
The issue arose in relation to a Politico report detailing the way in which the U.S. Secret Service became involved in a strange scenario a few years ago involving Hunter Biden and Hallie Biden, widow of Hunter’s brother Beau. During a relatively brief romantic relationship with Hunter that followed Beau’s death, Hallie disposed of a gun owned by Hunter by throwing it into a grocery store trash can.
Hallie Biden later returned to the scene to retrieve the gun, only to find that it had gone missing, and that is when authorities entered the picture, with local police investigating. However, the Secret Service also allegedly intervened, requesting that the shop where Hunter bought the gun provide it with the paperwork related to the sale — despite the fact that no Biden family member would have been under protection of the agency, which has denied involvement in the events at issue.
The gun merchant declined to hand over the paperwork, believing that the federal agency may have been trying to disguise Hunter’s ownership of the weapon in case it was used in a subsequent crime. The documents were, however, later provided to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, according to Politico.
The Firearms Transaction Record for the gun purchase was dated Oct. 12, 2018, and when asked by the application document whether he was “an unlawful user or, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance,” Hunter Biden answered, “No.”
That answer raises numerous questions, particularly in light of Hunter’s well-publicized struggles with addiction which, among other things, led to his prior discharge from the Navy Reserve for testing positive for cocaine use.
Also adding to skepticism over the truth of Biden’s declaration is his upcoming release of Beautiful Things, a memoir that a press release from Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books said will detail his “descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety,” as CNBC reported.
As Politico noted, while dishonesty on a Firearms Transaction Record is indeed a felony, prosecutions for such conduct are “exceedingly rare,” and as such, it seems likely that the president’s son will emerge from controversy unscathed yet again, and his potentially criminal misdeeds will go unpunished.