Eric Trump said if he or his older brother Don Jr. was lying on a federal form, as Hunter Biden would have done in the paperwork to buy a pistol – which is the subject of a controversial incident involving the services secrets – they would be imprisoned for life. .
Eric Trump was asked by Fox host Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” about allegations swirling around President Biden’s son and the 2018 missing weapon – and his involvement in trade ties in China and Ukraine, as The Post reported last October.
“Obviously, Hunter is a troubled child, isn’t he?” There is no doubt about it. But if it was Don or me, or if it was someone from the Trump family, and we were lying in federal form, we would be in jail for the rest of our lives. We really would be, ”former President Donald Trump’s son told Bartiromo.
“And it’s amazing. There’s even no one there, no one even talks about it. He lied on several issues. It wasn’t just the drug issue. He lied on several issues, ”he said.
“And I think a lot of people, Maria, in this country are fed up with unequal scales of justice,” Eric Trump said.
He was asked on the gun purchase transaction receipt if he was “an illegal user of marijuana or addicted to marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic or other controlled substance?” he replied, “No,” Politico reported.
But five years earlier, he had been released from the Naval Reserve after testing positive for cocaine and he and other members of the Biden family were opened up about his history of drug addiction.
The gun purchase was revealed in the report that the Secret Service intervened after Hunter’s girlfriend and Hunter’s former sister-in-law, Hallie, took the .38 caliber pistol and took it down. thrown in the trash because she thought he was going to kill himself. with that.
At the time, Hunter was divorced from his first wife, Kathleen, and was involved with Hallie, the widow of his brother Beau, who died of cancer in 2015.
Eric Trump told Bartiromo that he and his brother are both passionate about guns.
“We are shooters. We are big supporters of the Second Amendment. You have to sign a form called – it’s called a 4473. The first question is: are you really the legal purchaser of this firearm? And you tick yes, no? He said.
“But the second question is, have you ever been dishonorably fired from the military? He obviously lied on this point. Then the third question is, are you under the use of illegal banned substances including X, Y and Z? They list a lot of drugs. He lied on this issue, ”added Eric Trump.
The secret services have denied any involvement.
But emails found on Hunter’s hard drive obtained by The Post from contents of a laptop he left in a repair shop in Wilmington, Del., In April 2019, contradict their claims.
“She stole the gun from the lock box in my safe and threw it in a full trash can at Jansens.” [sic]. Then he told me that was my problem to fix, ”Hunter wrote.
“Then when the police, the FBI, the Secret Service arrived at the scene, she said she took it from me because she was afraid that I would hurt myself because of my drug problem and alcohol and our unstable relationship and that she was afraid for the children.
The Macbook Pro laptop was later seized by the FBI, apparently in connection with what Hunter said last year was an investigation into his “tax cases” by the Delaware attorney’s office.