HUNTER Biden reportedly claimed his then-girlfriend threw his gun in the trash in 2018 because she was “scared he’d harm himself” due to a drug and alcohol problem, according to reports.
The president’s son also allegedly claimed that the FBI and Secret Service became involved in the incident after Delaware police launched an investigation when the firearm then went missing from the trashcan.
The bizarre incident allegedly unfolded on October 23, 2018, when Hallie Biden – who was married to Hunter’s late brother Beau Biden – threw the firearm in the trash behind a grocery store and returned later to find it was gone.
It was first reported by Politico on Thursday, who also claimed that the Secret Service intervened when Hallie called the cops to report the missing gun and an investigation was launched.
According to alleged texts from Hunter to his therapist published by DailyMail.com on Friday, Hallie had thrown the gun away because she was “afraid for the kids.”
“Did I tell you what she did with my 38,” Hunter wrote in the alleged December 2018 text message, reportedly found on his abandoned laptop.
“Took from lock box of truck and put in IN PapER BAG AND Threw it in trash can at local high end grocer. For no reason,” the text added.
“And I freaked when I saw it was missing 10 minutes after she took it and when she went back to get it after I scared the s**t out of her it was gone which led to state police investigation of me. True story… But really on top of the full open trash can.”
Hunter repeated the claims in a three-way text conversation between him, Hallie, and his therapist in January 2019, the Mail reports.
“She stole the gun out of my truck lock box and threw in a garbage can full to the top at Jansens. Then told me it was my problem to deal with,” he wrote, adding claims that the FBI and Secret Service had been involved.
“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. Really not joking the cop kept me convinced that Hallie was implying she was scared of me.”
Politico first reported the incident on Thursday, claiming that the Delaware police began an investigation as the gun was allegedly left in a trash can opposite a high school and they were concerned the missing firearm could be used in a crime.
According to a report from Delaware cops obtained by the publication, Hallie had searched Hunter’s pickup in Wilmington on the back of “suspicions she had,” which weren’t detailed.
In it, she found a .38 revolver.
A Firearms Transaction Record and a receipt for the gun dated October 12, 2018, were obtained by Politico, meaning it was purchased only 11 days before Hallie’s discovery.
She then took the gun to Janssen’s Market, tossed the gun wrapped in a black shopping bag into a trash can outside the building, the police report stated.
It added that Hallie later told Hunter what she did, he told her to get the firearm, but it wasn’t there when she inspected the garbage, prompting her to report it to the store.
General manager, Paula Janssen, and another person then called the police, the report revealed.
The store is across the street from Alexis I. du Pont High School.
The FBI – who are currently investigating Hunter over his taxes– also arrived at the scene, sources told the outlet.
Hunter was called out to the scene by police, where he told investigators that he used the revolver for target practice.
When two “Mexican males” walked past at the time, Hunter reportedly told the cops the store had “suspicious people” working there and remarked that they were “prolly illegal,” per the police report.
He is accused of responding angrily to an officer who asked him if the gun had been used in a crime or if he had taken drugs.
“Listen, it isn’t like that. I think she believes I was gonna kill myself,” he replied, according to the report, later noting that he “never called my dad for anything” when asked if he briefed his dad about the incident before arriving at the scene.
However, Politico added that the Secret Service became involved in the incident after the investigation was launched by local police.
Two Secret Service agents supposedly questioned the owner of StarQuest Shooters & Survival Supply in Wilmington, producing badges and identification.
They allegedly asked the store owner where Hunter bought the gun for paperwork involving the sale, a person with firsthand knowledge of the incident and another briefed by an agent told the publication.
The store owner Ron Palmieri refused, they said, and gave the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives later.
The Secret Service has denied the claims, as has the White House.
“U.S. Secret Service records confirm that the agency did not provide protection to any member of the Biden family in 2018, and that the Secret Service had no involvement in this alleged incident,” the agency told Politico.
“President Biden did not have any knowledge of, or involvement in, the Secret Service’s alleged role in this incident, and neither he nor any family member was a protectee at that time,” the White House said.
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People familiar with the situation reportedly said the gun was returned by a man who regularly rummages through the trash and the bizarre situation didn’t end in any charges or arrests.
Hunter and Hallie began dating in 2017, two years after his brother’s death from a brain tumor.
They dated for two years before splitting and Hunter has since married South African woman Melissa Cohen.