Things with Hunter Biden seem to be heating up. As we reported, the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden supposedly has reached a “critical stage” with the U.S. Attorney considering whether to charge him, according to multiple reports.
House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Rep. James Comer (R-KY) sent a letter to Hunter Biden’s financial adviser Edward Prewitt, demanding he turn over documents regarding transactions flagged by banks with Suspicious Activity Reports, financial information on Biden’s businesses and any communications from Hunter Biden, James Biden, Joe Biden, Eric Schwerin, or any agent for them. Comer said in the letter that Hunter Biden knew he was being scoped by the reports and was trying to avoid detection. The letter also went into Joe Biden’s possible connection.
Text messages show that Hunter Biden was aware of these SARs and took steps to avoid detection in his financial dealings.2 Information reviewed by Committee Republicans reveals you were advising Hunter Biden on financial transactions when U.S. banks were flagging suspicious activity by the Biden family.3 As Hunter Biden’s financial advisor, you are in a unique position to know how these transactions originated and why they were flagged by U.S. banks. As such, we request information regarding Hunter Biden’s financial transactions, including any documents related to SARs.
Documents reviewed by Committee Republicans show you and your firm managed the financial accounts of Hunter Biden’s business entities Owasco PC, Owasco LLC, Skaneateles, and Rosemont Seneca Advisors. Your firm was also at least aware of transactions made by Hudson West—another Hunter Biden company—which has been used in transferring millions of dollars to Hunter and James Biden from CEFC, “a company that’s effectively an arm of the Chinese Government.” This raises serious questions about what these transactions were for and whether money was transferred to the Biden family from America’s adversaries.
Additionally, the records reviewed by Committee Republicans show transactions connected to Hunter Biden’s accounts were flagged by Wells Fargo Corporate Compliance for further scrutiny and you brought this fact to Hunter Biden’s attention in an email. These documents also tie Eric Schwerin who had access to Joe Biden’s financial accounts to the same accounts managed by your firm and tied to the Bidens. Schwerin—a longtime business associate of Hunter Biden had multiple meetings with then-Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, as well as foreign business associates, according to records in the possession of Committee Republicans. Schwerin’s inclusion in these transactions raises questions about President Biden’s involvement in the management and knowledge of these various entities’ activities.
“The American people deserve to know the President’s connections to his son’s business deals, which have occurred at the expense of American interests and may represent a national security threat,” Comer wrote to Prewitt.
Prewitt didn’t respond to inquiries from Fox News.
Meanwhile, the senators who have been pursuing Hunter Biden oversight are raising even bigger questions about the FBI and the DOJ being tainted by politics, in what cases they choose to pursue and what cases they don’t choose to pursue.
The ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, noting he had received information from whistleblowers within the FBI. The whistleblowers said there had been a continuing effort among certain FBI officials to improperly discredit any negative information about Hunter Biden. Not only that, but Grassley said he had information that they were doing things like opening up investigations regarding the Trump campaign on media reports, while trying to call things concerning Hunter Biden disinformation.
I remain very concerned that political bias by a select group of Justice Department and FBI officials has infected the Justice Department’s and FBI’s usual process and procedure to open and pursue high-profile and politically charged investigations. […..]
Attorney General Garland and Director Wray, simply put, based on the allegations that I’ve received from numerous whistleblowers, you have systemic and existential problems within your agencies. You have an obligation to the country to take these allegations seriously and immediately investigate.
Grassley also laid out the issues to Newsmax.
“This goes beyond Hunter Biden, this goes to more the broader issue of whether or not there are people in the Justice Department that are closing down cases that should be continued because of political influence,” Sen. Chuck Grassley tells Newsmax’s @Greta Van Susteren. pic.twitter.com/N5qlv7FCpO
Meanwhile, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is demanding the appointment of a special counsel and an investigation into the whistleblower allegations, saying there may have been an effort by the FBI to undermine their Congressional investigation.
“If these recent whistleblower revelations are true, it would strongly suggest that the FBI’s August 6, 2020 briefing was indeed a targeted effort to intentionally undermine a Congressional investigation,” Johnson wrote in the Tuesday letter. “The FBI being weaponized against two sitting chairmen of U.S. Senate committees with constitutional oversight responsibilities would be one of the greatest episodes of Executive Branch corruption in American history,” Johnson continues.
“For nearly two years I have sought to get information from the FBI and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) about the purpose of, and who ordered, this briefing. On May 3, 2021, Senator Grassley and I reiterated these requests in a letter to Directors Wray and Haines. Both failed to provide complete responses,” Johnson stated.
Grassley and Johnson have been demanding answers for months, and it looks like with the latest whistleblower information, they’ve finally had enough and they’re demanding answers from Garland and Wray.