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Justice Dept. Releases Damning Photos, Texts From Hunter Biden’s Phone

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The Department of Justice has released what appear to be damning texts and images from Hunter Biden’s iPhone that date around the time he purchased a handgun and appear to indicate he was hooked on drugs at the time.

The first son is under investigation by the DOJ for allegedly lying on the federal firearms background check form required for the purchase of guns by indicating he was not addicted to or using illegal drugs.

The Justice Department’s 10-page filing contains texts and photos from shortly before and after the gun purchase, which indicate Hunter Biden was using drugs.

“Prior to October 12, 2018 (the date of the gun purchase), the defendant took photos of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia on his phone,” the court filing said. “Also, prior to his gun purchase, the defendant routinely sent messages about purchasing drugs.”

“On October 13, 2018, and October 14, 2018 (the day after and two days after he purchased the firearm), the defendant messaged his girlfriend about meeting a drug dealer and smoking crack,” the DOJ added.

“For example on October 13, 2018, the defendant messaged her and stated, ‘… I’m now off MD Av behind blue rocks stadium waiting for a drug dealer named Mookie.’”

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The Western Journal noted that there is a Blue Rocks stadium in Wilmington, Del., which is Biden’s hometown.

In another text on Oct. 14, 2018, Biden wrote, “I was sleeping on a car smoking crack on 4th Street and Rodney,” which are cross-streets in Wilmington.

In addition, the filing contained texts from his then-girlfriend, deceased brother Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Biden.

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In an Oct. 23, 2018 text, he wrote, “Are you insane. This is no game. And you’re being totally irresponsible and unhinged.”

“Who in their right mind would trust you would help me get sober?” he wrote in another text, referencing an encounter he had with the “f***king FBI” regarding the handgun.

She reportedly discarded the handgun in a dumpster behind a grocery store earlier in the day. Hunter wrote that it was in a “locked car on another property.”

She answered, “I’m sorry, I just want you to be safe. That was not safe,” and then refuted him, texting that the car “was open unlocked and windows down and the kids search your car.”

“You have lost your mind hunter,” Hallie continued. “I’m sorry I handled it poorly today but you are in huge denial about yourself and about that reality that I just want you safe. You run away like a child and blame me for your s***.”

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“It’s to be expected that you go, you prove repeatedly that you can’t stay and really do work on yourself,” Hallie said. “It’s easier for you to avoid looking within and cowardly to constantly point the blame on me.”

Hunter responded on Nov. 21, 2018: “I’m a f***ing better man than any man you know whether I’m smoking crack or not.”

“I don’t blame my addiction on you,” he added on Nov. 29, 2018.

Also, in the final texts included in the DOJ’s filing that were sent to “Person 2,” Hunter wrote he is an “addict,” noting further (with misspelling): “I’ll fuxking get sober when I want to get f***ing sober.”

He was indicted in September by a grand jury on three separate firearms charges related to the purchase and what he wrote on the firearms form. He has pleaded not guilty.

Last month, two committees in the GOP-led House agreed to re-issue subpoenas to Hunter Biden after both held him in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with two issued in mid-December.

ABC News reported that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer of Kentucky said Sunday they would issue new subpoenas after Biden’s attorney, Abby Lowell, agreed that his client would come in for closed-door testimony.

Earlier in the month, an Oversight Committee hearing exploded into chaos as Republicans and Democrats went at each other after Hunter suddenly appeared in the gallery.

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