Another FBI whistleblower has come forward about the FBI’s treatment of the Hunter Biden story, this time claiming that the agency delayed its investigation into the topic, according to a Republican senator this week.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who has acted as one of the leading investigators into Biden, sent a letter to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz Tuesday about the latest whistleblower claims.
“Whistleblowers have recently contacted my office to share serious concerns about the FBI’s handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop,” Johnson wrote, adding that FBI leaders at the local level reportedly told employees that “you will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop” when it was discovered at a Delaware computer repair shop in 2019.
The new claims “allege that the FBI did not begin to examine the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop until after the 2020 presidential election—potentially a year after the FBI obtained the laptop in Dec. 2019,” Johnson said.
The whistleblower also allegedly claimed that the leadership essentially told employees that they are “not going to change the outcome of the election again,” a possible reference to former FBI Director James Comey’s 2016 letter to Congress about Hillary Clinton’s private email server, coming just a few days before the 2016 general election.
“It is clear to me based on numerous credible whistleblower disclosures that the FBI cannot be trusted with the handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop,” Johnson wrote in the letter. “I call on you to immediately investigate the FBI’s handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop and begin by obtaining the history of the investigative actions taken by the FBI on Hunter Biden’s laptop which should be available on the FBI’s case management system, Sentinel.”
Joe Biden and other Democrats alleged that the laptop story was disinformation when it surfaced in October 2020, a few weeks before the election. Social media companies Twitter and Facebook moved to block New York Post articles on its content from being shared or accessed.
The contents of the laptop revealed Hunter Biden’s extensive overseas business ties, including with entities with links to the Chinese Communist Party.
A former associate of Hunter Biden, Tony Bobulinski, said in late 2020 that the emails disclosed in the NY Post’s report were authentic and said he got an email in May 2017 about a business plan with the Bidens’ Oneida Holdings firm.
In the emails about the Chinese energy firm CEFC, Bobulinski claimed that the “H” was referring to Hunter Biden, and Joe Biden was “the big guy.” Former President Donald Trump made several references to the “big guy” claim in an Oct. 22 presidential debate between him and Biden.
Prior to that, in September of the same year, Republican senators wrote that Hunter Biden engaged in millions of dollars in “questionable financial transactions” with associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and other CCP-linked individuals.
Hunter Biden, in an ABC News interview and elsewhere, claims that all of his business transactions and dealings were proper and that he engaged in no illegal activity. Anonymous sources in the federal government have told media outlets that there is an ongoing investigation into Biden’s finances.
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