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U.S. Paying $30K Rent For Malibu Mansion To Protect Hunter Biden 

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The United States Secret Service is footing the bill for a mansion in Malibu, California costing more than $30,000 per month to protect Hunter Biden, a new report revealed on Monday.

President Joe Biden’s only surviving son, along with his wife and child, live next door to the ‘Spanish-style estate’ that boasts ‘gorgeous ocean views’ according to its listing, sources told ABC News.

The property reportedly includes six bedrooms and six bathrooms, along with swanky amenities like a gym, tasting room, pool, barbecue and a spa.

A spiral staircase in the taxpayer cash-rented mansion leads to a ‘castle-like tower to the master retreat with wet bar.’ Its listing, according to ABC, sells the home as ‘resort-style living at its finest’ and a ‘perfect retreat for discerning clientele.’

Hunter’s own home is more modest at $20,000 per month in rent, property listings reportedly suggest.

The president’s son is apparently living in luxury in a ‘resort-style’ four-bedroom, three-bathroom home that features high ceilings and a chef’s kitchen, Monday’s report claims. It’s also said to have a ‘park-like’ back yard and shares similar amenities to his security detail’s next-door mansion like a pool, spa and barbecue.

When reached for comment, the Secret Service told DailyMail.com: ‘Due to the need to maintain operational security, the U. S. Secret Service does not comment on the means, methods or resources to conduct our protective operations.’

While it’s common practice for the Secret Service — who protects the president, their family and other high-ranking officials — to rent the nearest possible location to the protectee, the elitist lifestyle chosen by some in the upper echelons of power has come under scrutiny as a deliberate waste of taxpayer dollars.

Monday’s report comes amid increased scrutiny over the president’s son’s foreign business dealings — particularly in China and Ukraine — at a time when Joe Biden was vice president.

‘It is outrageous that taxpayers are footing the $30,000 a month bill so Hunter Biden can live a life of luxury,’ Taxpayers Protection Alliance President David Williams told DailyMail.com.

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‘While most Americans are struggling to make ends meet with surging inflation, Hunter Biden is “living high off the hog,”… and taxpayers. In addition to protecting Hunter Biden, there needs to be more effort to protect taxpayers.’

A retired Secret Service agent told ABC that the cost was ‘relative.’

‘Hunter’s out in Malibu, which is not a low-cost area…And the Trump kids, too, they didn’t live in low-cost areas,’ he said, adding that it would do ‘no good’ for the agency to ‘have a command post in the next town over.’

The Secret Service paid at least $1.2 million at Donald Trump-owned properties alone to protect the family of the former president, an analysis by the Washington Post found in late 2020.

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While Trump was in the White House, agents paid $3,000 per month for a studio apartment in Washington, DC to provide security for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

Former President Barack Obama’s glamorous getaways while he was in office raised eyebrows as well. Just one August 2016 trip to Martha’s Vineyard cost roughly $2.7 million, according to Judicial Watch. A trip to Hawaii later that year cost taxpayers $1.9 million.

Then-Vice President Joe Biden reportedly raked in $2,200 per month in rent as a landlord to the Secret Service who was protecting him on his Delaware property at the time.

A progressive lobbyist who spoke with ABC said the Secret Service’s rent costs to protect Hunter present an ‘unconscionable burden’ on taxpayers.

‘Ivanka and Jared should have opened up their house to the Secret Service, just as Hunter Biden should do at his Malibu residence,’ Craig Holman said.

‘A cost of $30,000 a month for the Secret Service to rent a home in Malibu next to Hunter is an unconscionable burden to taxpayers, all for the personal benefit of Hunter Biden. Hunter should realize this and accommodate his security detail in his own home.’

It comes after White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain was forced to defend Hunter on Sunday, claiming that the president is ‘confident’ that his son ‘didn’t break the law’ even as a federal probe into the 52-year-old recovering drug addict’s foreign business dealings heats up.

The senior White House official appeared on ABC’s This Week two days after it was reported that a federal grand jury has been hearing testimony in recent months about Hunter Biden’s cash flow while serving on the board of Ukraine energy company Burisma.

During his television interview Klain vehemently denied that the White House has reached out to the Justice Department about the probe, which is being conducted out of the president’s home state of Delaware.

‘Of course the president’s confident that his son didn’t break the law,’ Klain said.

‘But most importantly, as I said, that’s a matter that’s to be decided by the Justice Department, by the legal process. It’s something that no one at the White House has involvement in.’

Klain was also asked about a recent Washington Post report that revealed entities controlled by Hunter and his uncle James Biden were paid nearly $5 million over the course of 14 months by a Chinese energy firm.

The payments allegedly began in 2017 and were made by CEFC China Energy, a company with strong ties to Beijing’s communist government.

In its report the Post cited newly revealed government records, bank statements and emails obtained from a hard drive supposedly belonging to Hunter — which had until very recently been discredited by most media outlets as ‘Russian disinformation.’

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