This is absolutely insane!
FBI Director Christopher Wray addressed concerns on Wednesday regarding the alleged protection of the Biden family and political influence on the Hunter Biden probe. Wray firmly stated that the FBI is not safeguarding the Biden family. However, he declined to answer inquiries from the House Judiciary Committee regarding a potential federal investigation into President Biden for an alleged criminal bribery scheme.
According to Fox, during the committee hearing, Wray emphasized the FBI’s commendable work, refuted claims of political bias within the bureau, and dismissed allegations of bias against conservatives as unfounded. Despite Wray’s denials, Chairman Jim Jordan of the Judiciary Committee, a Republican from Ohio, remained steadfast in his commitment to prevent the misuse of governmental power against the American people. He criticized the perceived double standard within the justice system.
Throughout the hearing, Republican committee members drew attention to what they perceived as a discrepancy in the FBI’s handling of investigations involving the Bidens compared to the probe into former President Donald Trump. Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, cited allegations made by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley against the Justice Department. Shapley claimed that steps were taken during the extensive Hunter Biden probe to shield him and prevent any questioning related to President Biden.
Gaetz specifically referred to a WhatsApp message in which Hunter Biden appeared to indicate his presence with his father, Joe Biden, and issued a threat to a Chinese energy executive. Hunter Biden warned the executive that he and his father would bear a grudge if a deal was not completed and cautioned that the executive would regret not following their instructions. Gaetz questioned Wray’s apparent lack of curiosity regarding this matter and insinuated that the FBI might be safeguarding the Bidens.
Wray firmly denied any protection of the Bidens, stating that the FBI has no interest in such activities. IRS whistleblowers have alleged that federal prosecutors impeded lines of questioning related to President Biden, despite possessing evidence that could implicate the president’s knowledge or involvement in his son’s business affairs. These whistleblowers claim that the FBI possessed Hunter Biden’s laptop in December 2019 and were aware of credible evidence within it during the 2020 presidential election. Allegedly, the FBI collaborated with social media companies to suppress stories about the laptop.
Lawmakers have demanded answers from the FBI regarding the handling of information contained in an FD-1023 form, which alleges a criminal bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national. The House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena to the FBI, requesting the document for congressional review. However, the FBI did not comply, opting instead to provide a redacted version of the document to lawmakers on the committee in a secure setting on Capitol Hill. Chairman James Comer of the Oversight Committee, a Republican from Kentucky, threatened to hold Wray in contempt of Congress for not complying with the subpoena.
The FD-1023 form in question contains allegations made by a high-ranking executive of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas firm, to a highly credible FBI confidential human source. The executive claimed to have paid $5 million each to Joe Biden and Hunter Biden in exchange for influence over policy decisions. Both House and Senate lawmakers are questioning whether the FBI investigated these claims, as federal prosecutors and agents on the Hunter Biden team were briefed on the form.