House Oversight Chairman Comer calls for probe into Secret Service's ties to Hunter Biden
Comer is particularly focused on a 2018 incident in which Hunter Biden's girlfriend at the time dumped his gun in a trash can.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Monday called for an investigation into what he and some others see as the Secret Service's especially close relationship with President Biden and son Hunter Biden, saying the agency too often tried to help president's son "when he was in a jam."
"There are numerous instances where the Secret Service came and tried to bail Hunter out when he was in a jam," Comer said on the Fox News Channel.
"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."
Comer also responded to a New York Post story over the weekend about the incident in 2018 in which Hunter Biden's girlfriend at the time allegedly threw his gun into a trash can.
New emails, obtained through Freedom of Information Act 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 the incident — in which 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 mentioned 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 in 2017 as the vice president of the Obama administration, after which he received Secret Service protection for six months, as is customary. He got the protection again in March 2020 when running for president.
"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.
"It's bizarre," the Kentucky Republican also said. "And this is another set of questions that Joe Biden needs to come forward and be transparent [about], not just with the American people, but especially with the House Oversight committee, because we have a major investigation here and the Secret Service should now [be] a part of it."
Just The News reached out the Comer's Washington office, the Secret Service media department, and the White House but did not receive a reply to the requests for comment.
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