Joe Biden's Secret Service guarded Hunter Biden during alleged week-long drug and prostitute spree: Report
He stayed at the Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood, in a third-floor suite, ordering room service each night, drinking at the hotel bar, and racking up a whopping $5,195 bill
Joe Biden proposed harsher sentences for drug crimes as head of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the early 1990s, after complaining that George Bush Sr's war on drugs wasn't "tough enough". However, it has now emerged that his son's alleged drug-fueled antics resulted in multiple run-ins with law enforcement — even pulling the Secret Service into the mess.
Text messages from 2018 reveal how Hunter was allegedly being guarded by a Secret Service agent while he was on a week-long drug and prostitute spree at a Hollywood hotel. The messages raise questions for the federal agency, which has maintained that no Biden received protection around that time, the Daily Mail reported.
A Los Angeles-based Secret Service officer, who has not been named, reportedly warned Hunter in the messages that he would "have to assume you are in danger" and break open his hotel room if he didn't come out. The agent noted that he was working on "Celtic's account," referring to an apparent codename for a senior politician under protection, and told Hunter that "DC is calling me every 10". There have been multiple reports claiming "Celtic" was the code name for Joe Biden.
Here's an excerpt from the exchange between Hunter and the Secret Service agent, obtained by the Daily Mail:
Agent: H- I'm in lobby come down thanks [redacted]
Hunter: 5 minutes
Agent: Come on H this is linked to Celtic's account. DC is calling me every 10. Let me up or come down. I can't help you if you don't let me, H.
Hunter: I promise be right down. Sorry.
Agent: Dales here. He's going to the front desk call and tell them to give us a key now H. As your friend we need to resolve this in the immediate. Call the front desk now H or I will have to assume you're in danger and we will have to make them give us keys.
Hunter: Really [redacted] I am coming down right now. I really promise. Was in the bathroom buddy. Coming right this second.
Agent: We're at your door. Open it
A private security firm said in a press release (published a week after the exchange with Hunter) that the aforementioned agent had left the Secret Service after a 25-year career and joined the firm as CEO.
According to the Daily Mail, the Bidens lost federal protection after Joe Biden concluded his term as Vice President in January 2017. He and his family members did not officially regain federal detail until his application was approved by congressional officials in Spring last year.
The Daily Mail obtained a bill from The Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood, which showed that Hunter was staying in a third-floor suite for a week in May 2018, ordering room service each night, drinking at the hotel bar, and racking up a whopping $5,195 bill that included a $400 fine for smoking in his room.
During his lavish stay, Hunter reportedly sought refills for prescription of Viagra generic equivalent sildenafil, antidepressant Lexapro, and anxiety medication Clonazepam, which is a drug similar to Xanax, per texts recovered from the laptop.