By Jack Phillips
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he expects there to be an agreement to conceal an indictment of Hunter Biden.
Johnson predicted in a Fox News interview that law enforcement “may indict Hunter Biden, but they’ll probably seal—they’ll do a deal—they’ll seal all the information. The American public will never get the full truth.”
Both Johnson and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) have been involved in a yearslong investigation into the business dealings of President Joe Biden’s son in places like China, Ukraine, and elsewhere. The pair released a report in September 2020 that detailed extensive financial connections between Chinese Communist Party-linked entities and individuals and Hunter Biden.
“We’ve known that the Bidens are a corrupt family for years,” Johnson asserted to Fox News’ Dan Bongino, adding that the “corrupt mainstream media has been covering it all up” and “even the FBI.” Johnson also predicted that legacy news outlets will now turn on Biden amid increasingly low poll numbers.
In March, both Republican senators presented bank records on the Senate floor showing CEFC China Energy, a now-defunct firm, made payments to Hunter Biden. That included a $100,000 wire payment to one of the younger Biden’s companies, Owasco, from CEFC.
Other payments include a wire transfer of $5 million to Hudson West, a company Hunter Biden invested in and managed, from Northern International Capital, a business that partnered with CEFC. A contract also made public by the senators showed $500,000 went to Hunter Biden as a “one-time retainer fee.”
Two others showed a $1 million payment made to Hudson West by CEFC and a transfer of $1 million from Hudson West to Owasco, with the money appearing to go to Hunter Biden for the purposes of representing Patrick Ho, a Chinese businessman who has helped CEFC gain advantages through bribery.
In a recent letter, Johnson further claimed that the FBI attempted to undermine their congressional investigation in mid-2020.
Amid recent “whistleblower revelations,” they “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 a letter (pdf) to top Department of Justice officials and members of other intelligence agencies.
“If these whistleblower allegations are accurate, how can your agency, Director Wray, be capable of investigating the president’s son?” Johnson added in his letter. “Unfortunately, the FBI can no longer be trusted to investigate Hunter Biden with integrity and the equal application of law.”
He was referring to whistleblower complaints issued by unnamed FBI officials as detailed by Grassley in a letter (pdf) issued July 25.
“The allegations provided to my office appear to indicate that there was a scheme in place among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation,” said Grassley, who has long been involved in crafting legislation to support federal government whistleblowers.
“If these allegations are true and accurate, the Justice Department and FBI are—and have been—institutionally corrupted to their very core to the point in which the United States Congress and the American people will have no confidence in the equal application of the law,” Grassley remarked.
Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.