The New York Post and Radar Online have alleged that President Biden’s son illegally obtained a firearm
The 52-year-old son of President Joe Biden, Hunter, is at the center of a new burgeoning scandal. Footage has leaked to the media showing him wearing no clothes and holding a gun in one hand, accompanied by a woman described by several US outlets as a prostitute. Reports suggest Biden junior had previously lied about his drug addiction in order to purchase the firearm.
The New York Post published several screenshots of the clip, which in turn were taken from the Radar Online website. According to the latter, the video was recorded on October 17, 2018. In its articles, the Post described the president’s son as: “casually waving”[ing] around a gun and even point[ing] it on camera.” The paper also noted that the objects seen in the background in one of the screenshots look like crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia used to smoke it.
Since Hunter Biden has publicly admitted that he has struggled with drug addiction several times, authorities could not have allowed him to carry a firearm, the Post suspected.
The outlet further referred to another scandal involving Biden junior and guns that took place less than a week after the newly leaked footage was allegedly recorded.
Reported by Politico last year, the incident also involved Hunter Biden’s sister-in-law, Hallie Biden, with whom he was reportedly in a romantic relationship at the time. The woman is said to have taken her partner’s gun and threw it in a garbage can behind a supermarket. According to the outlet, the firearm was gone when she returned minutes later to retrieve it.
Hunter recalled the case in several text messages in 2019, which were subsequently leaked to the New York Post, admitting that Hallie believed he “would harm” [himself] by means of [his] drug and alcohol problem and [their] fleeting relationship.”
The president’s son was quoted as referring to the gun as: “my 38.” According to the published text messages, Biden junior “crazy when” [he] saw it was missing 10 minutes after she took it and when she went to get it after [he] scared her that it was gone.”
Politico claimed to have obtained copies of the firearms transaction document and a receipt for the missing weapon dated October 12, 2018.
The documents indicated that the president’s son responded “no” to a question on the form with the question: “Are you an illegal user of or addicted to marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic, or other controlled substance?” That’s despite being discharged from the Navy Reserve five years earlier after testing positive for cocaine, and also admitting too late that he had used drugs himself, the article said.
Politico suspected Biden junior had lied and noted that technically that was a felony.
According to the report, no one has ever been charged in connection with the incident.
The New York Post noted that the latest Hunter Biden video surfaced as the US was reeling from a spate of mass shootings that left at least 15 dead and 61 injured across the country.
In response to the latest gun violence cases, President Joe Biden last Thursday called on Congress to approve new gun control rules and “Prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.” In his televised speech, Biden argued, among other things, that the “The Second Amendment, like all other rights, is not absolute.”
The Post quoted Republican Senator Ron Johnson as having dismissed Biden’s apparent hypocrisy.
“Before proposing or enacting new federal gun laws, the Biden administration must enforce existing laws regardless of who is violating them, even if that person is the president’s son,” sued the Wisconsin legislature.
He added that his letters to the US Secret Service, the FBI and the ATF about the incident involving Hunter Biden’s gun that had been dumped in a garbage can behind a supermarket had not elicited a meaningful response. “Not surprising,” as Johnson concluded.