Senate Homeland Committee Demands Answers From FBI Over Hunter Biden Laptop
Senate Homeland Committee Demands Answers From FBI Over Hunter Biden Laptop by Tyler Durden for Zero Hedge
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) has fired off a Saturday letter to FBI Director Chris Wray demanding answers over the agency’s handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop.
According to the letter, after Johnson released his a report on Hunter Biden’s activities abroad which raised “counterintelligence and extortion concerns,” Johnson’s committee was contacted by a whistleblower – ostensibly Delaware computer shop owner John Paul Mac Issac – who “informed my staff that he had possession of a laptop left in his business by Hunter Biden.”
Issac told Johnson that “he provided its contents to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in response to a December 9, 2019 grand jury subpoena,” to which the FBI responded that they “would not confirm or deny any information identified by the committee.” In other words, Wray’s FBI stonewalled when confronted with direct questions by the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
To review the timeline – according to an associate of Issac, Hunter Biden left three laptops at the repair shop on April 12, 2019. In September of 2019, after Hunter failed to respond to come pick them up, Issac walked into the FBI office in Albuquerque, New Mexicoand spoke with an agent.
Two months later, while Democrats were holding Trump-Ukraine impeachment hearings, two FBI agents from the Wilmington, DE office, Joshua Williams and Mike Dzielak, paid Issac a visit. He offered them one of Biden’s hard drives, which they declined to take with them. Two weeks later, they came back with a subpoena for the drive.
After months of silence from the FBI, Issac contacted Rudy Giuliani and offered him a copy of the drives.
The FBI, of course, is laughably investigating the Hunter Biden emails as a potential Russian influence operation despite the above timeline.
Johnson, meanwhile, asks the FBI the following questions:
1. Does the FBI possess material from Hunter Biden’s laptop(s)? If yes. how and when did the FBI obtain this information?