Hunter Biden might have lied on the federal forms he filled out to buy the gun at the center of a bizarre new story, forms The Federalist has now obtained.
Hunter Biden was the subject of a strange missing firearm case in 2018 after Hallie Biden, the wife of his late brother and subsequently, Hunter’s girlfriend, tossed it into a trash can behind a grocery store near a high school, according to a strange new report from Politico. It appears Hunter, the son of President Joe Biden, might have lied on the federal forms he filled out to purchase the gun a few months prior, forms The Federalist has now obtained.
Hunter answered “no” to a question on the Firearms Transaction Record asking whether he was an “unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.” See question 11.e on the form below:
The now-president’s scandal-ridden son was in numerous drug and alcohol rehab programs, including in 2003, 2010, and 2014, soon after being discharged from the military for using cocaine. According to the New Yorker, he also went on a cocaine binge in 2016. His infamous laptop he dropped off for repairs in 2019, a story which tech giants and the media aggressively tried to cover up during the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, included graphic photos and video of Hunter allegedly smoking crack cocaine while engaged in a sex act.
It’s unclear whether Hunter was using drugs around the time of his firearm purchase or what timeframe the question “are you a user of” illicit substances implies. Hunter was, however, suspected of smoking crack cocaine in a Washington, D.C., strip club in late 2018. He purchased the firearm the same year on Oct. 12.
The alleged incident occurred just blocks from the White House at Archibald’s Gentleman’s Club, where Hunter spent thousands of dollars on multiple visits. One security worker at the club said Hunter was a regular who would hole up in a VIP room, but the club’s managing partner James Ritter said one night in late 2018 included a “suspicion of drug use.”
“VIP employees suspected it was crack,” Ritter added.
While the club typically required patrons to pay with credit cards that matched official IDs, Ritter said “Hunter was a bit of an exception” and would pay “thousands and thousands of dollars in the Archibald’s VIP rooms” with “credit cards that didn’t have his name on it.”
Now newly uncovered text messages that appear to be from Hunter Biden not only corroborate Politico’s reporting that the Secret Service got involved in the missing gun incident, ostensibly to cover up the Biden family mess, an involvement both the Secret Service and the White House have denied, but they also include mention of drug use in connection with the gun fiasco.
“She stole the gun out of my truck lock box and threw it in a garbage can full to the top at Jansens. Then told me it was my problem to deal with. 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,” the message reads.
While lying on the gun purchase form would have been considered a felony, Hunter was never investigated over his answer.
Meanwhile, President Biden is in the process of choosing a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), a confirmation that could be imperiled over the news of his son’s 2018 gun purchase and subsequent missing firearms case, a case that involved more problems than Hunter’s potential lying on background check forms.
The grocery store where Hallie Biden dumped the gun was across from a high school, which made the case particularly worrisome and prompted fears that the firearm could be used in a crime. While police were questioning Hunter, he also appeared to racially profile two Mexican grocery store employees, telling officers they were “prolly illegal.”
Shortly after police and the FBI — which was then looking into the Biden for potential tax crimes, an investigation that is still ongoing — arrived at the grocery store, two Secret Service agents with “badges and identification cards” reportedly visited the gun store where Hunter bought the firearm earlier that month and told the owner to turn over the Firearms Transaction Record, the document included above, from the purchase.
The store owner “suspected 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,” according to multiple people with a “firsthand knowledge of the episode.” So he held onto the paperwork until the ATF, the agency authorized to review the forms, could get to them.
Meanwhile, despite his own son’s irresponsibility with firearms, a recklessness most American gun owners don’t share, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris continue to pressure lawmakers to pass sweeping gun control legislation and have both threatened to take executive action if Congress doesn’t do their bidding.
As Biden prepares to nominate someone to head up the ATF, Republican senators will have plenty of important questions to ask during a confirmation hearing, such as whether the nominee will commit to using the ATF, which is a federal law enforcement organization, to investigate Hunter’s potential fraud on his Firearms Transaction Record — or whether, instead, like the reported incident with the Secret Service, the Biden nominee would continue to cover up Biden family scandals.
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