The Secret Service has located hundreds of pages of records tied to the investigation of a gun belonging to Hunter Biden – despite having denied they existed, a government watchdog group said Thursday.
Judicial Watch is investigating whether the Secret Service intervened on behalf of President Biden’s son after the incident, and it has sued the agency for all materials related to the reported purchase, possession, and disposal of the firearm owned by Hunter Biden.
The group has accused the Secret Service of repeatedly changing its position on whether it has any documents related to the investigation.
“The Secret Service’s changing story on records raises additional questions about its role in the Hunter Biden gun incident,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
“One thing is clear, Judicial Watch’s persistence means the public may get records that the Secret Service suggested didn’t exist.”
On Nov. 10, the Secret Service revealed in a court filing that it has located over 100 records, totaling over 400 pages, potentially related to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act request.
The agency says it will complete its initial processing of the records by Jan. 9, 2023, and all non-exempt materials will be handed over to the watchdog by that date.
In April 2021, the Secret Service initially responded to the document request by saying that it had located the relevant records and would process them in accordance with the law, but more than a year later, in October 2022, the Secret Service said that its previous response was sent in error and that it did not have any records related to Hunter Biden’s gun.
In October 2018, Hunter Biden’s sister-in-law-turned-lover, Hallie Biden, allegedly tossed Hunter’s .38-caliber revolver in a dumpster outside a grocery store in Wilmington, Del.
Halie, who had been married to Hunter’s late brother Beau Biden, reportedly claimed in text messages that she was afraid her boyfriend would “use” the gun.
The incident enraged the president’s drug-abusing son, who texted Hallie at one point, “I won’t ever recover from this.”
Nobody was arrested or charged as a result of the incident, according to reports.