Senator Ron Johnson demands that FBI Director Christopher Wray confirm details about Hunter Biden’s laptop scandal because Joe’s response to the story was “ pretty strange ”
- Homeland Security Committee chairman Ron Johnson said on Sunday that he demands that the FBI hand over information about Hunter Biden’s hard drive
- “The FBI has a duty to inform us. If they think this might be Russian disinformation, they should give us a defensive briefing, ”Johnson said
- Johnson called the Biden campaign’s excuse regarding Hunter’s emails in which his father met a Burisma director ‘pretty strange’
Senator Ron Johnson demanded that FBI Director Christopher Wray reveal details about Hunter Biden’s hard drive, claiming that the Biden campaign’s response to the scandal was “ pretty strange. ”
“The FBI has a duty to inform us. If they think this might be Russian disinformation, they should give us a defensive briefing, ”Johnson told Fox News’ Maria Batiromo on Sunday Morning Futures.
“For example, if they also believe the information this whistleblower has given us is fraudulent, that would be a crime and the FBI should tell us that,” he continued.
Fox News received the letter sent to Wray by the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee on Sunday.
“I have a responsibility to validate and verify the content of all information provided to my committee,” Johnson said in the letter. “The committee needs to know if it receives information that may be fraudulent or inaccurate.”
Homeland Security Committee Chair Ron Johnson (left) said on Sunday that he demands FBI Director Christopher Wray (right) hand over information about Hunter Biden’s hard drive
“The FBI has a duty to inform us. If they think this might be Russian disinformation, they should give us a defensive briefing, ”Johnson said
Johnson called the Biden campaign’s excuse regarding Hunter’s emails in which his father met a Burisma director ‘pretty strange’
In the letter to Wray, Johnson mentions that a whistleblower contacted his committee on Sept. 24 about Hunter Biden’s hard drive, which was left damaged with water at a computer repair shop. The owner told the committee that he turned over the MacBook laptop to the FBI.
Johnson noted in his letter that his staff immediately asked the FBI to confirm or deny certain details in order to better validate the whistleblower’s claim, but the agency said they would not comment on the information.
‘[T]The committee needs to know whether the FBI has assessed the validity of the materials provided by the whistleblower, and what actions, if any, the FBI has taken since obtaining this information, ”Johnson continued in his note to Wray.
The Wisconsin Republican Senator asked his questions about what the FBI knew about what was found on Hunter Biden’s hard drive, and when they did, it speaks of a “bigger problem.”
‘Why were they on it? Are they covering themselves only because Hunter Biden is dealing with things that might have also been investigated and possibly prosecuted? Do we have two legal systems: one for Democrats and one for Republicans? One for the well-connected versus one for the rest of the Americans? he asked the Fox News host.
Biden’s campaign responded to all charges by pointing to an alleged meeting that had never appeared on the Democratic candidate’s agenda.
Johnson called that excuse regarding Hunter’s emails showing his father meeting with a Burisma director “ pretty strange. ”
The Biden campaign, all they have done to refute or deny this, is to say that the meeting one of these emails revealed that Vice President Biden with the number 3 in charge of Burisma was never on his official calendar appeared, ”Johnson said.
“There are all kinds of meetings that were not on his official agenda. This wouldn’t surprise me if this one didn’t, ”he continued.
A report from the New York Post last week revealed that Hunter’s laptop was left at a repair shop and never picked up – despite his attorney trying to get it back after it was already turned over to the FBI.
The shop owner eventually handed the laptop over to the FBI – and the report found that the hard drive contained a lot of harmful information about Hunter and his father.