Sen Ron Johnson calls on IG to investigate FBI’s handling of laptop containing alleged Hunter Biden material

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U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) called upon the DOJ’s inspector general to open an investigation into the FBI’s handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Johnson, who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, implied in his letter to IG Michael Horowitz that the FBI is stonewalling the committee about the status of the investigation, which  — Johnson implied — augurs back to the way it failed to act in a timely manner with the laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, a.k.a. Carlos Danger, who was found to contain forwarded classified Hillary Clinton emails on his device.

“On September 24, 2020, the day after Chairman Grassley and I released our report titled, ‘Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns,’ a whistleblower contacted my committee and informed my staff that he had possession of a laptop left in his business by Hunter Biden. He also informed us that he provided its contents to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in response to a December 9, 2019 grand jury subpoena.

“As the first step in our due diligence, committee staff contacted FBI officials and asked for confirmation of certain facts in an attempt to validate the whistleblower’s claims and assertions. Unfortunately, several days later, the FBI responded that it would not confirm or deny any information identified by committee staff even though several of the questions were not related to the possible existence of an ongoing grand jury investigation.”

Johnson also noted that the questions he posed to the FBI about the probe on October 17 still haven’t received satisfactory answers.

“For these reasons, I respectively request that your office open an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden.”

Of course, an IG investigation, if one is launched, could itself drag on interminably.

The laptop abandoned at a Delaware repair shop allegedly contains emails that purport to show influence peddling by the Biden family with Ukraine and China. The Joe Biden-supporting corporate media and Silicon Valley have circled the wagons to censor or downplay the corruption scandal that the New York Post broke, although it does seem to be gaining some traction.

A Biden family insider has subsequently come forward to reportedly corroborate certain key elements of what the Post has reported.

House Republicans have separately contacted FBI Director Christopher Wray to find out whether the FBI already had its hands on Hunter’s laptop during the impeachment of President Trump, which, if true, could constitute withholding evidence for political reasons. Director Wray has not exactly been aggressive or responsive in draining the swamp, whether it comes to evidence relating to misconduct in the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation or perhaps that the laptop in question was kept under wraps even as House Democrats pushed forward with a fabricated narrative about Trump’s meddling in Ukraine.

Given the apparent foot-dragging, common sense would suggest that change will occur at the top echelon of the FBI, if Trump — who has expressed reservations about Wray’s job performance from time to time — wins reelection.

Robert Jonathan

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