It seems that almost every Democratic president has that one family member that everyone wishes would just go away. From Billy Carter to Roger Clinton, it just seems to be a bit of a thing.
For President Joe Biden, that family member is Hunter Biden.
Had it not been for the media’s refusal to cover some of Hunter’s misdeeds, Biden may well have never even come close to the White House.
Now, it seems one of the more troubling aspects of Hunter’s life may have seen the Secret Service try to cover for him.
On Oct. 23, 2018, President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and daughter in law Hallie were involved in a bizarre incident in which Hallie took Hunter’s gun and threw it in a trash can behind a grocery store, only to return later to find it gone.
Delaware police began investigating, concerned that the trash can was across from a high school and that the missing gun could be used in a crime, according to law enforcement officials and a copy of the police report obtained by POLITICO.
Now, we covered this one a while back. I’d actually advise you to go and read that one a bit, then come back.
But a curious thing happened at the time: Secret Service agents approached the owner of the store where Hunter bought the gun and asked to take the paperwork involving the sale, according to two people, one of whom has firsthand knowledge of the episode and the other was briefed by a Secret Service agent after the fact.
The gun store owner refused to supply the paperwork, suspecting 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, the two people said. The owner, Ron Palmieri, later turned over the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which oversees federal gun laws.
The Secret Service says it has no record of its agents investigating the incident, and Joe Biden, who was not under protection at the time, said through a spokesperson he has no knowledge of any Secret Service involvement.
This is, of course, interesting.
On one hand, the Secret Service has no record of their involvement in any way, so maybe this wasn’t really a thing. After all, wouldn’t the agency keep records of their activities like that?
Well, that’s what’s on the other hand. You see, the lack of a record isn’t a record of no action being taken. As we’ve seen in recent years, federal agencies have developed something of a leftward bias, mostly through those who are involved in the agency itself. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that an agent trying to protect Biden’s potential presidential bid stepped in to try and cover things.
It doesn’t require a broad conspiracy.
Of course, for some, the lack of any documentation by the Secret Service is all the proof they need that it didn’t happen. That’s an erroneous position to take based on the facts as we understand them. All it means is that if such a thing was done, it wasn’t part of the official efforts by the Secret Service. That’s it.
What’s troubling to me, though, is how Hunter Biden continues to get cover for his misdeeds when we know full well that we’d get no such benefit.
Hunter has been accused of peddling influence, but it seems the biggest beneficiary of that influence has been Hunter himself.