Hunter Biden said he has “no idea” whether the Secret Service got involved when his former sister-in-law and then-lover tossed his .38-caliber pistol into a supermarket’s trash bin over fears he may hurt himself.
Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter’s brother Beau who died in 2015 of brain cancer, took the weapon from Hunter’s truck in 2018 and threw it into the garbage at Janssen’s Market, a gourmet grocery store in Wilmington, Del.
In a rare media appearance promoting his new book, “Beautiful Things,” CBS News’ Anthony Mason asked about the recently reported incident and if Hallie was trying to protect him.
“I think she…yes. Yeah, I think she was just concerned about me,” Hunter said on “CBS This Morning.”
Asked why he had the pistol, Hunter said “my life was difficult. … Hallie’s intent was to, to make certain that I didn’t do anything to hurt myself.”
Hallie Biden threw out Hunter Biden’s gun, fearing he would hurt himself.