FBI officials told agents not to investigate first son Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop for months — vowing that the bureau was “not going to change the outcome of the election again,” according to whistleblower claims made public Wednesday by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
“These new allegations provide even more evidence of FBI corruption and renew calls for you to take immediate steps to investigate the FBI’s actions regarding the laptop,” Johnson wrote in a letter to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
According to the senator, “individuals with knowledge” had told his office that “local FBI leadership” had slow-walked the laptop investigation after the computer was recovered from a Wilmington, Del. repair shop in December 2019.
According to a whistleblower, FBI officials told agents to not investigate Hunter Biden’s laptop in order to not influence the 2020 presidential election.
Sen. Ron Johnson said in a letter to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz that the allegations “provide even more evidence of FBI corruption.”
Johnson quoted FBI management as telling employees “You will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop” and promising the bureau would not alter the 2020 election outcome — a reference to the FBI reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server days before the 2016 election.
“Further, these whistleblowers allege that the FBI did not begin to examine the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop until after the 2020 presidential election,” the Republican added.
Johnson said the new whistleblower claims should be enough to prompt the inspector general to take prompt action.
“While I understand your hesitation to investigate a matter that may be related to an
ongoing investigation, 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.
He added that Horowitz should start “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.”
Johnson’s letter comes after “highly credible whistleblowers” accused the FBI and Justice Department last month of burying dirt on President Biden’s son by incorrectly dismissing the intelligence as “disinformation,” according to Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
Grassley, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the explosive claims in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Wray was forced to admit earlier this month under grilling from Republican senators that the allegations of FBI bias in the Hunter Biden probe were “deeply troubling.”