Republican Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa is demanding that he receive information from federal law enforcement focused on potential criminal conduct done by both Hunter and James Biden. The information pertains to an alleged corrupt business deal with a Chinese company.
Sen. Grassley is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and he has led congressional Republicans in calling for FBI oversight on this case. He and his fellow GOP leaders have revived numerous whistleblower complaints from protected individuals who allege that there was misconduct and political bias at the agency.
There is a letter written on October 13 to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation where Grassley disclosed that his office “has received a significant number of protected communications from highly credible whistleblowers which have increased since my initial outreach to your offices.”
“Based on recent protected disclosures to my office, the FBI has within its possession significant, impactful and voluminous evidence with respect to potential criminal conduct by Hunter Biden and James Biden,” Grassley wrote in the letter.
These are significant allegations against President Joe Biden’s son and his brother that connect to a lucrative business deal with a foreign energy company connected to the Chinese Communist Party. There are emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that were revealed in 2017 where Hunter and James Biden allegedly set up meetings with representatives from CEFC China Energy Company to discuss forming a new holding company.
A former business partner of Hunter Biden’s, Tony Bobulinski, has alleged that the company in question would have been used to compensate the Biden family, including brother Joe, for the assistance given to CEFC at the time that Joe Biden was still vice president.
This is the second case in which Hunter Biden is under criminal investigation for alleged crimes. The other involves breaking tax laws and making a false statement related to a gun purchase, according to The Washington Post.
President Joe Biden has tried to maintain a distance from these investigations, and his White House team has denied any involvement with his son’s business dealings. But there’s a record of Bobulinski claiming that there was a 10% stake in the venture that was set aside for “the big guy,” which was an alleged reference to the president.
In the letter from Sen. Grassley, it said that Bobulinski was interviewed by the FBI on Oct. 23, 2020, and he provided evidence supporting his allegations. Grassley demanded that the DOJ and the FBI make it known if an investigation was ever opened based on Bobulinski’s testimony.
“Based on allegations provided to my office, the information provided by Mr. Bobulinski formed sufficient basis to open a full field investigation on pay-to-play grounds; however, it is unclear whether the FBI did so and whether the information is part of the ongoing criminal investigation by U.S. Attorney Weiss,” Grassley wrote.
Grassley also asked about additional evidence that the FBI has a document that describes a meeting between then Vice President Joe Biden with Hunter and his business associates at a conference in Los Angeles on May 2, 2017. He also asked about documents connected with Hunter Biden’s business dealings with the Burisma gas company.
Grassley said it was “unclear” whether the FBI followed through with an investigation or whether it could have just dismissed the evidence as Russian disinformation. That is what a whistleblower claimed the FBI did with other evidence against the president’s son.
Sen. Grassley is calling on the Biden administration to provide the transparency that it has promised. He said that the continued silence on this matter is deafening and it erodes the administration’s credibility.
“Simply put, enough is enough — the Justice Department and FBI must come clean to Congress and the American people with respect to the steps they have take, or failed to take, relating to the Hunter Biden investigation,” he wrote.