The president’s son, now 52, listed his father’s Wilmington mansion as his home following his 2017 divorce from Kathleen Buhle.
In 2018 and 2019 he had bills registered at the house, The New York Post reported on Saturday, and he asked his assistant to ship crates of his office equipment to the residence.
‘Have what’s in storage sent to my parents’ guest house,’ he told his assistant, Katie Dodge, in a December 2018 text message.
Hunter Biden, pictured in July, appeared to have used his father’s Delaware home as an office from 2017-19, while classified documents were stored inside
A box labeled ‘Important Doc’s + Photos’ appears to have been left unsealed on a table in the Delaware home of President Joe Biden
Hunter Biden, now 52, was at the time exploring business and investment opportunities with partners in China, Ukraine and beyond.
It is now known that there was classified documents being stored in the house.
Jim Hanson, a national security consultant and president of WorldStrat, said Hunter’s running a private business out of an office where government documents were illicitly stored was a recipe for disaster.
‘Having access to U.S. classified material makes it much easier to leverage your business operations,’ he told the paper.
‘You know things others don’t know or can’t know. That’s one very distinct possibility.’
He added that Hunter, whose had well-publicized problems with drugs and addiction, was also vulnerable to allowing outsiders access to the information.
‘He’s a degenerate junkie cavorting with foreign prostitutes,’ Hanson said.
‘How could that go wrong in a place where a bunch of documents are stashed everywhere?’
Hunter Biden registered his father’s home (pictured) as his residence when he divorced his former wife in 2017
A special counsel has been appointed to investigate how classified documents ended up at Joe Biden’s home and in the DC office of his think tank.
On Friday, NBC News reported that Joe Biden’s personal notebooks were among the classified documents taken away.
The notebooks contained jottings relating to his official business as vice president, the network said, including details of his diplomatic engagements during the Obama administration.
The notebooks, of which there were many, a source said, did not have classified markings on them.
At least a few documents were found in Biden’s garage at his Wilmington, Delaware home. Biden’s sons, Beau and Hunter, rebuilt the car for him
Jason R. Baron, a former director of litigation at the National Archives, told NBC News that personal notebooks would be considered classified if they contained secret information, and were government property if they were shared with staff.
‘Handwritten personal notes of a former president or vice president are only considered presidential records if they were shared or communicated with other White House or federal agency personnel for use in transacting government business,’ Baron said.
‘A former president or vice president has the right to take out of the White House personal notes — they are not official records that come into the legal custody of the National Archives at the end of an administration.’
When asked about the notebooks, a spokesperson for Biden’s personal lawyer, Bob Bauer, said they were not commenting.
‘As noted in the statement released on January 14, consistent with our view of the requirements of our cooperation with DOJ in this matter, we will not comment on the accuracy of reports of this nature,’ the spokesperson said.