All of a sudden, the U.S. Secret Service has found over 100 records related to the infamous Hunter Biden gun incident, the Daily Wire reports.
For those unfamiliar with the incident, it took place back in October 2018.
What we know
The Blaze reported in October 2020:
A source with knowledge of the situation has revealed to TheBlaze that in October 2018, Hunter Biden’s handgun was taken from his vehicle without his knowledge by Hallie Biden — the widow of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Beau — and she placed it in a garbage can outside a Delaware supermarket.
Hunter and Hallie were dating at the time. And, it was subsequently discovered – in a text message exchange – that Hallie took the gun because she was concerned that Hunter would “use” it. The messages also revealed that Hunter was distraught about the whole situation, worrying that it makes it appear as though he pulled a gun on Hallie and her family.
Initially, Hallie tried to retrieve the gun, but it was gone. Then, a man discovered the gun while looking through the trash, and he returned the firearm.
Neither an arrest nor a charge was made following the incident, and it has been suggested that – given who Hunter’s father is – the federal government may have had something to do with this.
Subsequent reporting suggested that the U.S. Secret Service played a role, but it is unclear what that role is, and the Secret Service, itself, has denied any such role.
The watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case looking to obtain more information about the incident, including about the Secret Service’s potential role.
Initially, the Secret Service claimed that it had located potentially responsive records to the Judicial Watch’s FOIA request. But, the Secret Service subsequently claimed that it had made a mistake – that it never found any responsive records.
Now, however, the Secret Service has changed its story again.
A recent filing court filing reads:
Since the Complaint was filed, the Parties have conferred about the intended scope of Judicial Watch’s FOIA request and, in response, USSS has run supplemental searches and located over 100 records, totaling over 400 pages, potentially responsive to Judicial Watch’s request under the clarified understanding of that request.
Now, it’s a waiting game. Judicial Watch will receive the documents from the Secret Service, and, no doubt, publish its findings.
In the meantime, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton put out a statement, saying:
The Secret Service’s changing story on records raises additional questions about its role in the Hunter Biden gun incident. One thing is clear, Judicial Watch’s persistence means the public may get records that the Secret Service suggested didn’t exist.
We now know the records exist. The next question is whether the Secret Service played a role in getting Hunter Biden off the hook, legally speaking.