FBI agent: FBI HQ tipped off Secret Service about Hunter Biden interview
A newly released transcript of closed door congressional testimony confirms FBI headquarters let the secret service know investigators were going to knock on Hunter Biden’s front door, in an attempt to interview him about an ongoing criminal investigation.
Ultimately the investigators were told to stand by and the interview never happened. This is the second witness to confirm this.
The transcript was released by Republicans on the House Oversight Committee who are investigating the Biden family and their business dealings. The testimony came from an unnamed, retired FBI Agent who was working the case.
Here’s what he said:
Investigators wanted to interview Hunter Biden on December 8th 2020 about the ongoing criminal investigation into his taxes.
On December 7th, investigators called FBI headquarters to tell them their plan.
The agent said:
“The initial plan was to have the local field office of the Secret Service be notified the morning of to diminish opportunities for anybody else to be notified.”
“But suffice it to say I was informed that FBI headquarters had contacted Secret Service headquarters and had made a notification at that time, or somewhere around that time on the evening of the 7th.”
Investigators were then told by a superior they had to stand by and were not allowed to approach the house. Instead their contact information would be given to the secret service who would pass it along to Hunter Biden.
They said they waited for Hunter to call, but after hearing nothing, they had to leave to interview another witness. The FBI Agent’s testimony corroborates what IRS Agent Gary Shappley said in his witness interview with the committee.
The investigation into Hunter Biden began in 2018. It is being led by US attorney David Weiss who is now special counsel.
Committee Chairman James Comer said in a statement.
“The Oversight Committee has no confidence in U.S. Attorney Weiss as Special Counsel… investigators were prevented from taking steps that could have led to Joe Biden, the statute of limitations was allowed to run with respect to certain felonies, and the U.S. Attorney’s office sought to give Hunter Biden an unprecedented sweetheart plea deal.”
Prosecutors and the defense had worked out a plea deal on tax and gun charges, but that fell apart in July. Now, investigators believe this may only be resolved with a trial. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.
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