Last Updated on April 4, 2022
According to a report from the New York Post, the U.S. Secret Service is currently spending $30,000 a month on a rental property for Hunter Biden. The NY Post reported: “Taxpayers are shelling out more than $30,000 a month so the Secret Service can rent an estate in the upscale celebrity enclave of Malibu to protect Hunter Biden, who is living nearby in a ‘resort-style’ home with “enchanting” panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.”
A former Secret Service agent told ABC News that the upscale property is the “cost of doing business” for the agency, since Hunter — like all presidential family members — is entitled to round-the-clock security. “Typically, wherever a protectee sets up their residence, the Secret Service is forced to find someplace to rent nearby at market value,” retired agent Don Mihalek told the network. Additionally, the agency rents properties in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, as part of its duty to protect President Biden on his frequent weekend trips.
”This isn’t new,” Mihalek added. “The service has had to do this in past administrations, and unfortunately, the housing market right now has driven the prices up substantially.”
According to emails from Hunter Biden’s now confirmed laptop, the President’s son leveraged his father’s ten vice-presidential position to gain an upper hand in business dealings in Russia, China and Ukraine. While the elder Biden was Vice President, Hunter received a lucrative position on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma despite being woefully underqualified for role.
Hunter Biden has since become the subject of investigation over allegations of federal tax fraud. Still, taxpayers are shelling out roughly $20,000 a month for his housing costs.