A new discovery coming from the Secret Service has brought t light well over 100 records that could have been in response to a lawsuit pushing for details regarding an investigation about a gun-related ordeal with Hunter Biden at its crux, as explained via a court filing.
This unveiling from the Secret Service highlighted a change in the longstanding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case brought by Judicial Watch after members of the Secret Service previously attempted to go back on statements that stated that it had found documents potentially responsive about communications on the top of the finding of a gun owned by Biden which was found in a dumpster located in Delaware a few years back.
Despite Judicial Water spotlighting the fresh development as evidence of the members of the Secret Service being entirely unable to actually get its story straight about events, the joint filing coming from the Homeland Security Department, which sits as the parent agency for the Secret Service, and the conservative watchdog group, stated that the two groups took part in talks which only ended up creating more clarity about the overall scope of the request.
“USSS initially responded to Judicial Watch on April 2, 2021, that it had located potentially responsive records and would process them in accordance with FOIA, but this response was sent in error. On October 13, 2022, USSS sent an updated letter to Judicial Watch to inform it that USSS had actually never located any records responsive to Plaintiff’s request after conducting a search and, thus, should have sent a no-records response on April 2, 2021 instead,” explained the filing.
“Since the Complaint was filed, the Parties have conferred about the intended scope of Judicial Watch’s FOIA request and, in response, USSS has run supplemental searches and located over 100 records, totaling over 400 pages, potentially responsive to Judicial Watch’s request under the clarified understanding of that request,” continued the filing.
After being submitted this past month in a federal court in Washington, D.C., the joint filing was published on Thursday by Judicial Watch.
The group initially filed its FOIA request in the wake of Blaze reporting a source who stated that the widow of then-presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Beau, Hallie Biden, grabbed a firearm owned by Hunter and put it into a trash can located outside of a Delaware supermarket back in October of 2018. Hunter, her brother-in-law, and Hallie had been dating at the time. After being pressed by Hunter, after he had been informed of what she did, Hallie went back to get the gun, but discovered it was missing, according to a report from the police gathered by Politico. Various sources explained to the outlet that the gun was handed in a few days later by a person known to scrounge through trash for the grocery store.
Additional sources explained to Politico that agents of the Secret Service questioned the owner of the store which sold the gun to Hunter, attempting to get paperwork from the sale, but were rebuffed by the owner due to suspicions that they would attempt to hide the ownership of the gun. The Washington Examiner was told by the Secret Service last year claiming that it had “no involvement in this incident.” Known to be struggling with drug addiction for many years, Hunter stated “no” when the question of if he was “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance,” as explained by paperwork about the gun purchase.
The Secret Service is slated to finish its primary processing of the records for the FOIA lawsuit by the 9th of January 2023, at which time the joint filing from November states that the agency will turn in an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.