Scandal-plagued presidential scion’s apparent access to top secret materials raises national security concerns
The home where President Joe Biden improperly stored a number of classified documents was also Hunter Biden’s residency for a number of years, a Washington Free Beacon review of the younger Biden’s laptop concluded.
According to government documents stored on his personal computer, Hunter Biden lived in 2018 and 2019 at the Wilmington, Del., home where his father had classified materials stored in the garage. It is unclear precisely when the documents were put in the garage or when Hunter Biden began living at the residence, but in May 2018 the president’s scandal-plagued son was issued a Delaware driver’s license listing his father’s home as his primary residence.
The living arrangement raises serious questions following Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents. Hunter Biden, who suffered from a crack cocaine addiction for years and had extensive ties to foreign business contacts, is facing a federal criminal investigation of his own for tax fraud and lying on a firearm application.
Neither the White House nor the Department of Justice responded to a request for comment.
In December 2018, Hunter Biden directed his Wells Fargo financial adviser to change his banking address to the Wilmington address. He also added the address to his PayPal account in January 2019. And a month later, Hunter Biden ordered a number of products from the auction site Tophatter to be shipped to the home, including a night vision monocular telescope, an anti-police GPS radar detector, a 5-megawatt laser pointer, a 360-degree USB webcam, and a $51 smartphone, according to shipping receipts found on his laptop.
Hunter Biden also used the home as his billing address for his Apple account, according to over a dozen receipts on the hard drive dated between January 2019 and March 2019. Digital items Hunter Biden purchased in that timeframe include subscriptions for various dating services, an app that makes calls and texts from a second phone number, and an audiobook of his father’s memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.
A notarized Quitclaim Deed located on the hard drive dated Feb. 20, 2019, identifies Hunter Biden as a “divorced man, residing” at his father’s Wilmington property.
Hunter Biden appears to also have had access to the property’s garage where the misplaced classified records from the Obama-Biden administration were stored, according to a report from RealClearPolitics. Then-Vice President Joe Biden said on CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage in 2016 that Hunter had rebuilt the engine on his 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray along with the president’s deceased son, Beau.
Joe Biden cited his beloved Corvette in a press conference Thursday as he assured the public the classified documents he kept in the garage were secure.
“My Corvette’s in a locked garage so it’s not like it’s sitting on the street,” Joe Biden said when asked by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy why he kept classified materials next to the vehicle.