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Hunter Biden got mad at his sister-in-law-turned-lover Hallie Biden for leaving his handgun in a trash can in 2018.
According to a report released Wednesday, he said that she made him look like a "abusive pedophile with suicidal tendencies" and asked her, "Do you want me dead?"
During an hours-long text conversation on October 23, 2018, the now-disgraced first son ripped into his paramour for throwing the.38-caliber revolver in a trash can outside a grocery store in Wilmington, Del., saying at one point, "I won't ever recover from this," according to the Washington Examiner.
"Dad's house has five guns. At 9:20 p.m., Hunter sent Hallie a message saying, "There are more weapons in your son's room than in an armory." "What the hell? Owning a gun?"
"Beau owned a state-issued handgun, and it was in the front glove compartment of his car," he wrote more than two hours earlier, referring to his older brother Beau, who died in 2015 from brain cancer. Beau was Delaware's former attorney general. "So f— you."
Hunter asked Hallie, "To do what, Hallie?" when she said she was afraid her boyfriend would "use" the gun.
“They think you’re scared I would shoot you,” he went on before calling her a “f—ing a–hole.”
“You now have me as an abusive pedophile with homicidal tendencies,” Hunter went on. “And that’s now in the hands of the FBI.”
Politico said in March of last year that the Delaware State Police and the FBI started looking into what happened after Hunter's gun was taken out of the trash can and Hallie Biden told the store it was missing.
The news source also said that Secret Service agents went to the store where the younger Biden bought the gun 11 days earlier and asked the owner for the paperwork from the sale. The owner said no, and he gave the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives later.
Politico says that the gun was later given back by a man who was looking through the trash for recyclables. No one was arrested or charged in connection with the incident.
“It’s hard to believe that anyone is so stupid … so what’s my fault here Hallie that you speak of. Owning a gun that’s in a locked car hidden on another property,” Hunter Biden scolded Hallie in another text at 6:47 p.m. Oct. 23 before asking: “Do you want me dead.”
At that point, Hallie Biden tried to explain why she had done what she had done. She told Hunter, "I just want you to be safe. That wasn't safe," she said, adding that the car where she found the gun was "open, unlocked, and the windows were down, so the kids could search your car."
Hunter Biden had an affair with Hallie after Beau died of brain cancer in 2015. At the time, Hunter and his wife Kathleen Buhle were no longer together. After 24 years of marriage, he and Buhle split up in 2017.
When Hallie first told Hunter that she had gotten rid of the gun, he sent her a message at 11:45 a.m. calling her "crazy" and "totally irresponsible and unhinged."
She answered about 80 minutes later and said, "I'm worried about you. I'm dealing with madness, and maybe I'll be the one who gets in trouble. Check into a local rehab center, hunter, because this has to stop."
In a second text, she said, "Police are coming to talk to me right now." "I'll take full blame."
The Post found texts on the laptop that show Hunter Biden's public claims that the Secret Service had nothing to do with the incident were not true.
“She stole the gun out of my trunk lock box and threw it in a garbage can full to the top at Jansens [sic]. Then told me it was my problem to deal with,” Hunter Biden said in January 2019.
“Then when the police the FBI the secret service [sic] came on the scene she said she took it from me because she was scared I would harm myself due to my drug and alcohol problem and our volatile relationship and that she was afraid for the kids,” he said.
In a letter to Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who looked into the Secret Service's role in Hunter Biden's gun case, the agency said it did not protect the Biden family in 2018 and had no records about the October 2018 incident.
“The Secret Service did not provide protection to any member of the Biden family in 2018,” the agency said. “Further, records searches concerning the reported involvement of Secret Service personnel in the alleged incident have yielded no results.”
The extensive text exchange was found on a copy of the laptop hard drive Hunter Biden abandoned at a computer repair store in Wilmington and was recovered by the Examiner with a password-protected backup of his iPhone XS.
The outlet hired a cyber forensics expert to look at the hard drive of the laptop to find the password.
The information on the laptop was used by The Post in October 2020 to write a series of exposés about Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China.