Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson are pushing for more information regarding why the Secret Service intervened in a police investigation into a missing handgun owned by Hunter Biden.
The two leading Republicans sent a letter to the Director of the Secret Service demanding answers.
Read the full statement below:
Dear Director Murray:
April 5, 2021
We received the U.S. Secret Service’s (Secret Service) March 31, 2021, response to our March 25, 2021, letter regarding reports that Secret Service agents were involved in an October 2018 incident regarding Hunter Biden’s discarded firearm when he was no longer a protectee. Your office’s response stated that the Secret Service “has not located any records responsive to [our] request.”1 Although Secret Service could not locate any records about the alleged October 2018 incident, questions still remain regarding whether any individuals connected to the Secret Service were aware of or took any action relating to this matter. It would seem particularly unusual and inappropriate if any individuals connected with the Secret Service were involved in light of your office’s acknowledgement that the “Secret Service did not provide protection to any member of the Biden family in 2018.”2
Hunter Biden’s own alleged account of the October 2018 incident, described in recently released text messages, explicitly references the Secret Service’s involvement. Hunter Biden allegedly wrote on January 29, 2019:
She stole my gun out of my truck lock box and threw [it] in a garbage can full to the top at Jansens [sic]. Then when the police the FBI the secret service came on the scene she said she took it from me because she was scared I would harm myself due to my drug and alcohol problem and our volatile relationship and that she was afraid for the kids.3
Accordingly, your office’s assertion that it cannot locate records related to this incident demands further explanation. The Secret Service must explain, in detail, the steps that it took to respond to the committees, including whether your office communicated with any current or former personnel that may have been connected to the incident.
Your letter also failed to provide responsive material to our October 20, 2020, information request regarding emails that reference travel plans for Hunter Biden involving Secret Service agents in the summer of 2015, approximately one year after his protection terminated. Your office has had approximately five months to produce the records but has failed to do so.
In order to better understand the steps the Secret Service took to respond to our letters, please provide the following information no later than April 19, 2021:
- In order to determine whether the Secret Service was involved in the alleged October 2018 incident regarding Hunter Biden, did you or your office communicate with any current or former Secret Service personnel, including but not limited to, personnel in Delaware or Pennsylvania? If not, why not? If so, when and who?
- Please describe, in detail, the steps you took to search for responsive records relating to the firearm incident. In your answer, please describe the databases that you searched and whether you searched phone records, including call records, location data, texts, and emails.
- Please describe, in detail, the steps you have taken and will continue to take to search for responsive records relating to Hunter Biden’s travel plans in the summer of 2015. In your answer, please describe the databases that you searched and whether you searched phone records, including call records, location data, texts, and emails.
- Are you aware of incidents, separate from those mentioned above, where current or former Secret Service agents performed actions on behalf of the Biden family when they were not in a protectee status? If so, please explain in detail.
Should you have questions, please contact Josh Flynn-Brown of Senator Grassley’s
Committee staff at 202-224-5225 and Brian Downey and Scott Wittmann of Senator Johnson’s Subcommittee staff at 202-224-3721. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
AIR BIDEN? Secret Service Reportedly Provided Security for Hunter Biden on 400+ Trips
posted by Hannity Staff – 7.04.20
An explosive report from JustTheNews.com is shedding new light on Hunter Biden’s dealings during the eight years of the Obama administration; showing the Vice President’s son was provided a Secret Service security detail on hundreds of flights.
“Hunter Biden has already made headlines with his pursuit of global business, raising questions about conflicts of interests by landing lucrative deals in Ukraine and China while his father Joe was vice president,” reports JustTheNews.com. “And now it’s his proclivity for globetrotting travel that is garnering attention.”
“The son of the former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee in waiting used Secret Service protection on at least 411 international and domestic trips during the Obama years, according to records released this month under the Freedom of Information Act to the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch,” adds the website.
“Given the Burisma-Ukraine-China influence peddling scandals, Hunter Biden’s extensive international travel during the Obama-Biden presidency, including at least 5 trips to China, will raise additional questions,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said after releasing the records.
Read the full report at JustTheNews.com.
BIAS EXPOSED! Kayleigh McEnany Calls-Out Media for Ignoring Hunter Biden, Eric Swalwell Scandal
posted by Hannity Staff – 12.16.20
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called-out the mainstream media Tuesday over their refusal to cover growing scandals surrounding Hunter Biden and Congressman Eric Swalwell.
“McEnany noted that President Trump’s Middle East peace deals haven’t received significant coverage by the mainstream media but told viewers they shouldn’t be surprised at this point,” reports Fox News.
.@PressSec @KayleighMcEnany‘s closing statement at today’s briefing was a #mustwatch, absolutely torching the liberal media’s purposeful lack of curiosity and interest in Eric Swalwell’s relationship with Chinese spy #FangFang but spent years spinning Trump-Russia lies (1/) pic.twitter.com/vNJ87wg9IB
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 15, 2020
“In the last 24, 48 hours there have been quite a few stories that have not gotten a ton of coverage in the mainstream media, as former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said, ‘Bias is often found in the stories the press does not cover,’” McEnany said.
“We found out that Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell was infiltrated by an alleged Chinese spy, this spy cozied up to Swalwell, raised funds for his 2014 campaign and even planted an intern in his office and that relationship continued until the FBI briefed him in 2015, and that was some very good reporting done by Axios,” she said.
Watch McEnany’s comments above.