GOP Senators Chuck Grassley (IA) and Ron Johnson (WI) claimed the Secret Service “hid” information related to Hunter Biden’s overseas travel.
The GOP Senators on Tuesday sent a letter to Secret Service Director James Murray claiming his agency “hid names and other information contained in email conversations regarding Hunter Biden without any proper legal justification.”
“The USSS’s production contains extensive Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) redactions, which do not apply to Congress and should not be applied to this production. These inappropriate redactions impede our offices’ ability to understand the full scope of the interactions between Hunter Biden, his associates, and the USSS,” they wrote.
The Washington Examiner reported Hunter Biden ditched his Secret Service detail during a 2014 trip to Paris to meet with Kazakhstani businessmen to pursue an energy deal with fellow Burisma board member Devon Archer.
Hunter Biden had plans to meet with then-Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov, who was recently arrested on treason charges – and the Secret Service is withholding information about this trip.
“Vadim — I’ve chosen to carry on from Paris without the Secret Service,” Hunter wrote in a message dated May 26, 2014. “They are not happy about it, but it seemed far too complicated and unnecessary. Best, Hunter.”
Hunter and Joe Biden in 2015 pose with Kazakhstan’s former PM, Karim Massimov (far right)
Hunter Biden received a $1.5 billion loan from the Bank of China after traveling on Air Force Two with daddy VP Joe Biden back in 2013 and the Secret Service has redacted documents related to that trip.
“We determined that even though Hunter Biden was a USSS protectee from January 2009 through July 2014, the USSS did not produce any communications regarding Hunter Biden’s travel for the years 2010, 2011, and 2013. The USSS’s lack of communications during these years raises questions given that USSS travel records show that Hunter Biden made trips to China and other destinations around the world, including, Russia, Italy, Spain and Mexico,” the Senators wrote.
According to Secret Service travel records obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch last year, Hunter Biden took 411 trips across 29 countries between 2009 and 2014 while his father was US Vice President.
Joe Biden used his crack-addicted son Hunter as a bagman.
Hunter Biden visited China 5 times and received Secret Service detail.
At the time Secret Service did not indicate whether Hunter Biden was indeed traveling on Air Force One, Air Force Two or other government air craft.
However, it is now known that Hunter Biden took at least 23 flights through an American military base that is home to Air Force One and Air Force Two.
Grassley and Johnson gave the Secret Service until January 26 to produce the unredacted documents and to explain why they withheld records for the years 2010, 2011 and 2013.