by Ron Kersten
A laptop that reportedly belongs to Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was subpoenaed by the FBI late last year in connection to a money laundering investigation, according to documents obtained by Fox News.
The documents were reportedly confirmed as being authentic by multiple federal law enforcement officials and by “two separate government officials.”
Fox News reported:
The document has a “Case ID” section, which is filled in with a hand-written number: 272D-BA-3065729.
According to multiple officials, and the FBI’s website, “272” is the bureau’s classification for money laundering, while “272D” refers to “Money Laundering, Unknown SUA [Specified Unlawful Activity]—White Collar Crime Program,” according to FBI documents. One government official described “272D” as “transnational or blanket.”
“BA” indicates the case was opened in the FBI’s Baltimore field office, sources said.
One government source told the network that “[t]he FBI cannot open a case without predication, so they believed there was predication for criminal activity. This means there was sufficient evidence to believe that there was criminal conduct.”
“If a criminal case was opened and subpoenas were issued, that means there is a high likelihood that both the laptop and hard drive contain fruits of criminal activity,” the official said.
The news comes after the New York Post broke the story wide open last week in a series of explosive reports that were censored by tech companies and that Democrats and many in the media tried to claim was part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
But the big news here is why the FBI either botched — or BURIED — the apparent criminal activity the laptop’s contents revealed.
Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Ron Johnson (R-WI) Wednesday evening asked DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Wednesday to open an investigation into the FBI’s handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop.
“I respectfully request that your office open an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden,” Johnson wrote.
Senator Johnson sent FBI Director Chris Wray a letter this week demanding answers on Hunter Biden’s laptop by October 22.
Separately, House Republicans last Thursday sent a letter to Director Chris Wray asking if the FBI was in possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop during the impeachment coup of President Trump.
“If the FBI was, in fact, in possession of this evidence and failed to alert the White House to its existence that would have given even more weight to the president’s legal defense, this was a gross error in judgement and a severe violation of trust,” the letter says.
The House Democrats launched an impeachment coup against President Trump in December over a phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky where he discussed Biden’s corruption.
It appears the FBI was in possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop and failed to alert the Trump Administration to its existence.
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