Oversight Chair James Comer Calls for Investigation Into Secret Service Due to Alleged Hunter Biden Protection

Oversight Chair James Comer Calls for Investigation Into Secret Service Due to Alleged Hunter Biden Protection
Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, at the White House on April 18, 2022. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Savannah Hulsey Pointer

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) has on Feb. 13 urged there be a probe into the Secret Service due to their allegedly “bizarre” actions to protect first son Hunter Biden.

Comer made his comments during an interview on “Fox & Friends First” and spoke to a recent report that the Secret Service participated in a scheme to defend Hunter Biden.

Comer, who serves as the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, was particularly concerned about the accusation that the Biden family was not under protection when agents came to be involved with a firearm owned by Hunter Biden.

“There are numerous instances where the Secret Service came and tried to bail Hunter out when he was in a jam,” the lawmaker said. “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.”

The first son has been under fire since information on a laptop belonging to him—left unclaimed at a repair shop—was eventually reviewed and reported on by the media shortly before the 2020 presidential election.

The laptop appeared to implicate him in a number of crimes. The incident in question became the focus of attention when the right-leaning nonprofit Judicial Watch obtained 487 pages of Secret Service data about the October 2018 incident through a Freedom of Information Act request, according to the organization’s report.

The data indicated that Hunter’s brother’s widow and then-girlfriend, Hallie Biden, left his .38 handgun in a grocery store trash receptacle in Wilmington, Delaware.

Comer referenced another incident where the Secret Service reportedly intervened in Hunter Biden’s difficulties saying, “And then with this gun application. There’s reports that the Secret Service went and visited the gun dealer and wanted a copy of the application.

“And 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.”

The primary question about the Secret Service’s actions was due to the fact that the now-first son was reportedly not under agency protection at the time.

“Joe Biden received Secret Service protection six months after he left the vice presidency and at the point when he declared 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, yet there are numerous instances where the Secret Service always showed up to try to help Hunter Biden.

“It’s bizarre ... Joe Biden needs to come forward and be transparent, 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.”

The Secret Service and an attorney for Hunter Biden did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’s request for comment.

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