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FOIA emails show Secret Service agent wrote ‘kind of odd we were involved’ in Hunter Biden scandal protection

  |   By Polling+ Staff

Just how far has the Secret Service gone to protect Hunter Biden? House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) is launching an investigation to find out. “There are numerous instances where the Secret Service came and tried to bail Hunter out when he was in a jam,” Comer told Fox News.

“When he was in California and getting in all kinds of trouble, getting kicked out of a very exclusive hotel there. The Secret Service showed up to try to see if there was some way they could get him back to Delaware to his family to protect him” stated Comer who officially asked for an investigation on Monday.

There was also a 2018 incident, during which Biden’s girlfriend at the time allegedly threw his gun away in a trash can. The story was published by the New York Post, which reports that emails obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests made by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, suggest the Biden family may have been “protected” by the Secret Service and received assistance from the agency during a police investigation into the matter.

The FOIA requests reportedly resulted in 487 pages of Secret Service records about Hunter’s then-girlfriend Hallie Biden, also his later-brother’s widow, “left his .38 caliber handgun in a supermarket garbage can in the president’s home state of Delaware.”

Comer also discussed reports that the Secret Service visited the gun dealer and wanted a copy of the application. “I don’t believe the gun dealer gave the Secret Service a copy of that application, but regardless of the fact at that point in time, Joe Biden did not have Secret Service protection,” he said.

In another email, someone from the agency’s Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division wrote: “It’s kind of odd that we were involved in the missing gun investigation when neither Hunter or Joe were even receiving USSS protection at the time? Hmmm.”

Biden left office serving as vice president in 2017, “So there was about a two-and-a-half-year period there where the American people weren’t providing Secret Service protection for the Bidens,” Comer said. “Yet there are numerous instances where the Secret Service always showed up to try to help Hunter Biden.”