Hunter Biden and Our Two-Tiered Justice System
The president’s son is once again proving that privileged Democrats don’t have to play by the rules.
The never-ending saga that is the life of Hunter Biden took another weird and outrageous turn this past week when it was revealed that President Joe Biden’s corrupt and deeply troubled son likely committed a felony by lying on Form 4473, a federal background check document that prospective firearms purchasers must fill out prior to the actual purchase.
According to Politico, Biden answered “no” in response to the question, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” The background check was administered on the Firearms Transaction Record that Biden filled out in order to purchase a .38 revolver in October 2018.
How did all this information come about just now? The Politico authors note: “The gun-store incident occurred during a period after Hunter Biden’s administrative discharge from the Naval Reserves for his positive cocaine test and his subsequent divorce from his first wife, Kathleen. At the time of the gun incident, Hunter was in a romantic relationship with Hallie, the widow of his late brother, Beau. The incident began when Hallie searched Hunter’s pickup, which was parked at her home in Wilmington, because of unspecified ‘suspicions she had,’ according to the Delaware State Police report. Inside the truck, she found a .38 revolver. Hallie took the gun to Janssen’s Market, a nearby high-end grocery store where the Bidens are longtime regular customers. There, she tossed the gun, wrapped in a black shopping bag, into a trash bin outside of the store.”
Later, after Hallie revealed to Hunter what she’d done, he demanded that she return to the store and retrieve the gun from the trash. But when she did so, the gun was gone.
The story gets even stranger though — if that’s possible — because the Secret Service intervened on Hunter’s behalf. And that would be a no-no, because the Delaware State Police and the FBI were already involved, having been alerted to the situation by the store’s general manager after Hallie told the store what had happened.
According to two people familiar with the incident, while police were questioning Hunter and Hallie, two Secret Service agents arrived at the store where Hunter had purchased the gun. The agents showed their badges and identification cards to the gun store’s owner and asked to take possession of the Firearms Transaction Record that Hunter had filled out to buy the gun. The store owner, though, rightly refused to hand over the transaction record, because he knew the documentation fell under the purview of the ATF, not the Secret Service.
Stranger still, the New York Post reports, “The Secret Service denied any role in investigating the missing gun. ‘U.S. Secret Service records confirm that the agency did not provide protection to any member of the Biden family in 2018, and that the Secret Service had no involvement in this alleged incident,’ the agency said.”
Someone’s lying. Because text messages from Hunter Biden indicate that the Secret Service did indeed intervene. Who was covering for him? And why hasn’t Biden been charged with a felony for falsifying a federal firearms document? The Bidens are very adept at concealing corruption, so we may not get an answer.
Eric Trump, a longtime hunting and firearms enthusiast, notes, “If that was … anybody in the Trump family, and we lied on a federal form, we’d be in jail for the rest of our lives. … He lied on multiple questions. It wasn’t just the drug question. He lied on multiple questions. And I think a lot of people … in this country are sick and tired of the unequal scales of justice.”
It is clear that there is a two-tiered justice system, especially when it comes to powerful Democrats.
As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy writes, “The basis for a criminal investigation of Hunter Biden … was already considerable before the sudden emergence of the apparent false statement on the firearms form. Though the latter is serious in its own right, we should not allow it to overshadow the former. Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed that there would be a single standard of justice, applied to all Americans, with politics kept out of prosecutorial decision-making.”
Indeed, we can only hope that AG Garland is a man of integrity — and a man of his word. But we’re not holding our breath.
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