Judicial Watch sues Secret Service for records on Hunter Biden's gun

In October 2018, Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law, threw a firearm belonging to Hunter into a garbage can behind a grocery store.

Updated: September 23, 2022 - 3:31pm

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Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the Department of Homeland Security seeking Secret Service records about an investigation into the disappearance of a firearm belonging to Hunter Biden.

In October 2018, Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law, threw a firearm belonging to Hunter into a garbage can behind a grocery store, the watchdog noted when announcing the suit. She later returned to find it had disappeared.

The proximity of the dumpster to a local high school triggered an investigation due to fears the gun could be used in a crime. The Secret Service reportedly visited the gun shop from which Hunter purchased the weapon and asked that the store owner hand over records of its purchase. Judicial Watch is seeking records on the agency's involvement in the investigation.

"The Secret Service and the Biden administration apparently are in cover-up mode for Hunter Biden. Whether its Hunter Biden’s laptop, his business practices and travel, or these documents related to the careless disposal of a gun in a dumpster near a high school, this administration continues to put up unlawful roadblocks to any effort to investigate the activities of the Biden family, particularly Hunter," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.

Hunter, President Joe Biden's son, has been at the center of a number of public controversies involving alleged corruption within the first family. In 2020, the New York Post published a story after recovering his laptop from a repair shop that included damaging information on the family. It was widely panned as disinformation and censored through the 2020 presidential election cycle, but ultimately verified.