Secret Service Affidavit Denies Involvement in Hunter Biden Lost Gun Investigation

Hunter Biden
Does this denial of involvement under penalty of perjury end the investigation or open the door to a much larger story? (Cropped from photo by acaben: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- The Secret Service denies having any records of a law enforcement investigation into a handgun reportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, an affidavit signed by “the Agency official responsible for responding to requests for Secret Service records” attested Tuesday.

Multiple reports claim Biden’s handgun was thrown into a supermarket trash receptacle by his widowed sister-in-law and then-lover.

Further claims indicate that both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Secret Service, had visited the gun shop to access transfer records. My interest was in determining how someone with a documented history of drug abuse could buy a gun from a Federal Firearms Licensee without answering “No” to the “unlawful user of … controlled substance[s]” on the ATF form without committing “a crime punishable as a felony under Federal law.” That and what was the Secret Service doing “inserting” itself, when Biden was not under Secret Service protection at the time of the alleged gun purchase?

“The Secret Service has conducted a reasonable search to locate records responsive to Plaintiff’s request,” Kevin L. Tyrrell, Supervisory Freedom of Information Act Officer wrote. “No responsive records were located.”

Receipt of the affidavit closes out the complaint filed in April on my behalf by attorney Stephen Stamboulieh charging the agency with improperly withholding records it is required by Freedom of Information Act laws to produce regarding its role in the case. The FOIA request, filed last November, sought:

“[C]opies of law enforcement and administrative reports, communications,  correspondence,  and work papers,  including with internal State of  Delaware DOJ, the  Delaware  State  Police, any local law enforcement and any relevant federal agencies including ATF and the United States Secret Service. This includes any case handling instructions from overseeing administrative authorities and/or agencies that would explain why over two years later, there has still been no public report or explanation as to the way the case has been resolved and why.”

An identical FOIA request was also sent to ATF. After much back-and-forth, the Bureau’s tactic was to say – without admitting anything – that Biden’s “substantial privacy interests” preclude them from releasing any information.  Their decision is currently under appeal.

Back to the Secret Service, Tyrell says he checked with “the Uniformed Division and Vice Presidential Protective Division, both within the Office of Protective Operations, and the Office of Investigations … the Office of the Chief Information Officer  [and] the Wilmington Resident Office.” They all came up empty, he declared “under penalty of perjury.”

That response either ends the inquiry or potentially opens the door to something much larger. At this point, a couple of explanations are possible but only one is true.

The first is that the entire story of Hunter Biden’s gun is a fabrication. It won’t be the first time multiple media sources have been taken in by a hoax, and if this was one, it took in establishment outlets like Politico and The New York Post. But that is seemingly contradicted by a text message reportedly retrieved from Biden’s laptop where he wrote “the police the FBI [and] the secret service came on the scene.”

But if this were a hoax, the next question would be to determine by whom. This is pure speculation, but those trying to muddy investigations into all of Biden’s activities currently under scrutiny, including financial dealings with foreign entities, would have a strong incentive to muddy the waters. It’s not unheard of to see allies go after the credibility of anyone questioning them by painting challengers as participants in a partisan witch hunt.

(It’s what I have speculated may have been a motive behind the photo ostensibly showing ATF Director nominee David Chipman posing in the smoldering rubble of Waco – that picture had been making the rounds for some time, but the media-savvy Chipman waited until the Senate confirmation hearing to announce to the world it was a Photoshopped fake, tainting the perceived reliability of all other information being passed on by those who fell for it.)

There is another possibility: Someone did show up to investigate, and they were either acting “off the books” or fraudulently represented themselves as Secret Service agents. That’s the stuff of wild conspiracy theories, but the only other alternative, that a career bureaucrat would risk criminal charges on an affidavit, seems even more far-fetched.

A fake story, or fake agents, or a fake declaration—what doesn’t seem to be presenting itself is a fourth alternative likely to yield anything real, and therein lies a larger story if those with the resources to pull the loose threads do so. Unfortunately, Democrats in charge of Senate Judiciary and House Oversight, and a Democrat-sympathizing media have no incentive to see things unravel.

The Stipulation for Dismissal is followed by the Secret Service Declaration:

Stipulation for Dismissal and Secret Service Declaration on Hunter Biden’s Gun Investigation


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.David Codrea

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Dogma Factor
Dogma Factor
3 months ago

Fake Joe will do anything to keep any member of his crime syndicate out of jail. That’s why he get 10% off the top!

Bill
Bill
3 months ago

Nothing to see here. These are not the documents you want…..Move along!

Riiiiiight!

JimmyS
JimmyS
3 months ago

No government agent or agency in the US has any power to determine who exercised their right to keep and bear arms. But you morons fall for it again, and argue that the government SHOULD prosecute the Bidens under just such a power. Way to go, imbeciles.

Shotgun505
Shotgun505
3 months ago
Reply to  JimmyS

It is more to do with what is good for us is good for them! If I had committed this crime you can bet your ass I would be doing time, but President’s son gets a pass!!! Wake the fuck up it is time to get pissed and take our country back for the powers that be. Hang a couple hundred politicians and then you’ll will make a statement that the people won’t tolerate corruption in our political system. Take a bribe die for the bribe. Fuck em

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
3 months ago
Reply to  JimmyS

Whether you like it or not bosco, they, the government, really do have the power to arrest you, charge you, try you, and then throw your disbelieving butt in prison for 3 to 7 years for various felonies! It does not matter if the felonies are contra constitutional, or if they violate the God-given rights each person has, it does not matter if it violates ethical and moral concerns, at the end of the day you’re the one who will be inside that cage for multiple years! You are the imbecile not the rest of us! So how about you… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  JimmyS

you are correct in that FedGov have NO call to prosecute for Biden Junior’s crime, which is a paper crime no victim. BUTTTTTtttttttttt if you and I would be prosecuted for this “crime” so should HE. This naiton was founded on the principle, amongst others, that ALL citizens tand equal before the law. If I can be prosecuted for that offiense, and Biden Juionr gets a pass, THAT in an of itself is a serious violation of our Constitutioin. EQUAL before the law is the standard. I’m certain Mr. Codrea believes that entier form 4473 should be abolished. along with… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
3 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

I don’t believe that testimony from crackheads is worthy, ergo, Butthead Junior’s voice in the courts would be void.?

Last edited 3 months ago by USMC0351Grunt
VietnamVET
VietnamVET
3 months ago

Did it ever dawn on anyone to send FOIA requests to FBI, NSA, CIA, DHS, DIH, other alphabet entities within government that may have obtained information to ‘bury’? It is not unheard of for other agencies to pose as sister agency to obtain information without tracible paperwork.

PMinFl
PMinFl
3 months ago

It seems that we always get all whipped up about some”political scandal” of the Democrats. Could this be ANOTHER sleight of hand to divert our attention from a larger issue? Remember the birthers?

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  PMinFl

“Birthers”? You mean we who hold that the Constitutions qualificatioins a sclearly stated, require all who wish to serve as President of this nation have attained the age of 35 years, been a continuous resident within the US of I think its fourteen years, AND be a “natural born citizen”, wihch simply means both parants are US CItizens at the time of the birth of the candidate? No matter WHERE he was born Barry Soetoro Oh Bummer the kinyun is NOT a NBC. His pappy was a British Subject, having at the time being a citizen of the then-British Protectorate… Read more »

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
3 months ago

Surprise, surprise…

Cruiser
Cruiser
3 months ago

This administration makes the MAFIA look like a bunch of Boy Scouts.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
3 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Naaaa… The Boy Scouts sold out to the gays and transvestites’, there is now a mass exodus of true Scouts from that org… You may have to pick on the Girl Scouts for this one.

Hazcat
Hazcat
3 months ago

“The Secret Service has conducted a reasonable search …” What’s your definition of ‘reasonable’?

Always they include those CYA weasel words. Never an honest yes or no.

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
3 months ago

Like a cat covering shit for 20 kittens , these idiots cannot sling sand fast enough to cover up the corruption in the Biden family . Hunter is a POS and the apple don’t fall far from the tree .

RJL
RJL
3 months ago

Pass the buck…

ROCK6
ROCK6
3 months ago

The American Left is now the 21st Century Nazi Party

Jonesy
Jonesy
3 months ago
Reply to  ROCK6

That figures. NAZI Party was also Left Wing

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonesy

In a European context the Nazis were actually right wingers! It was the marxists of the USSR who were the left-wing fascist socialists.

From the American point of view the Nazis were on the left, but not from a European point of view.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
3 months ago

Did anyone really expect to find a paper trail on Hunter over the pistol and his dead brothers wife, this would be very bad for daddy Biden’s political future and bring dishonor to the memory of Bo.
The swamp takes care of their own.

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Personally I don’t gie a rip whether the Biden sprog uses drugs, OR buys firearms by lying on the 4473. Those are paper “crimes” with no victims, and should not be crimes at all. What DOES offfend me is that the horny joonyer was sexually involved wiht his dead brother’s wife, also a willing and eager participant. If they want to go copulate, fine.. marry her. MAYBE wait three months after the dead bro is underground. But marry her.. That part of the story is far worse than the niggy details of how he got that gun. still since you… Read more »

Steve
Steve
3 months ago

The SS affidavit does NOT deny SS involvement. It states that, after a reasonably thorough search, the SS was unable to locate any records responsive to the FOIA request. That is a vital distinction which leaves open the possibility that SS agents were in fact involved and that either no records were kept or the records have since been destroyed.

Arizona
Arizona
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Absence of proof is not proof of absence. They “couldn’t find” the records, but we know already he had a firearm, and he admitted in his book (and we have photographic evidence) that he is a worthless junkie, so he lied on his 4473. The fact he isn’t being prosecuted means laws are not applicable to all, and thus applicable to none.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago
Reply to  Arizona

Most law enforcers will follow orders to enforce any law and also follow orders to not enforce any law.

Not one enforcer will arrest Hunter because they are terrified of the thought of having to work in the private sector. Most will do almost anything to avoid getting fired.

I wonder if the FFL who sold Biden the firearm will be one of the FFLs that Joe wants to crack down on. Joe doesn’t want firearms in “the hands of the wrong people” and clearly Hunter is one of those wrong people, according to current law.

Last edited 3 months ago by JSNMGC
USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
3 months ago
Reply to  Arizona

The only reason this gun crap has gone so far is because states have ceded The Peoples rights and authority to the federal government…” This is only because WE, The People have ALLOWED the state to do this while we sat silent.

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

more likely, they simoly did not “happen” to find those peritnent records. After searching in al the wrong places and turning up zip all, they honeslty said “we dint fine nuttin”.

Mack
Mack
3 months ago

Federal FOIA seems like a fraud unless this obstructionism ends.

President Biden promised ‘transparency’ except he also is a sociopathic liar.

AZ Lefty
AZ Lefty
3 months ago

So you have proof he was using at the time of purchase?

Lets see it

Last edited 3 months ago by AZ Lefty
Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
3 months ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

So, unless he has a lit crack pipe in his mouth and is inhaling while filling out the form, he is not currently using or addicted to drugs, even if he has admitted to being an addict?

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago

Your point is valid and correct. I don’t use, but if I did and wer elooking at that 4473 to fill out, I would not tick that bix as “yes” either. Why? Wel, I’ve not had a snort since yestersay and so I am not a current user of any such substance. HOWEVer… remember back a year or so ago, when the State of California were going about raiding pot shiops, getting lists of those with med cards for MJ, then cross checking those with state records of firearms purchases, then going and seizing all the arms they could find… Read more »