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Watchdog questions 2016 suspension of Hunter Biden's Secret Service detail

Fitton explained that there were other emails that showed Biden and members of his family accompanying him on business trips during his time as Vice President. 

Published: January 16, 2024 7:35pm

Updated: January 16, 2024 9:55pm

Emails that watchdog Judicial Watch obtained have called attention to the temporary suspension of first son Hunter Biden's Secret Service security during a 2016 trip to Kosovo while President Joe Biden was vice president. 

"Joe was communicating with the president of Ukraine at the time," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said on the Tuesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "Hunter was briefed on it or received details about the fact he was going to be briefed on it and the details of the call. Why on earth was Hunter Biden getting that type of information? And again, it further undermines the ... claim that Joe and Hunter weren't communicating about Ukraine."

"Secondly, the more interesting issue is why wasn't Hunter given Secret Service protection while they were over in Kosovo?" he continued. "That was a big trip for the ... Biden family because there was an event where Beau Biden, who had just died, was being given some type of monument in Kosovo. So the whole family was there. So why wasn't a Hunter getting Secret Service protection?"

Last week, Judicial Watch obtained 426 pages of records that showed that Biden had signed off on the cessation of Secret Service protection for Hunter Biden and Beau Biden’s daughter, Natalie, in August of 2016 during a trip to Kosovo. Fitton explained that other emails showed members of Biden's family accompanied him on business trips during his time as vice president. 

"These are 210 emails from Joe Biden from his days as vice president to members of his family. It shows that they were closely working with him on political and government matters," he said. 

The records the watchdog obtained show that Biden and members of his family allegedly used private emails to discuss government meetings. 

The White House has not responded for comment at this time. 

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