A Justice Department official confirmed to journalist James Rosen of Sinclair Broadcasting Group that in 2019 the FBI “opened up a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden and his associates that is focused on allegations of money laundering and remains open and active today.”
Rosen made the announcement in the lead-up to an interview with Hunter and Joe Biden’s former business associate, Tony Bobulinski.
EXCLUSIVE: Tony Bobulinski tells @WeAreSinclair he was questioned by six @FBI agents, with counsel present, for five hours on October 23, listing him as a "material witness" in an ongoing investigation focused on Hunter Biden and his associates. His cell phones were examined. pic.twitter.com/5lPzRTREJN
— James Rosen (@JamesRosenTV) October 29, 2020
Bobulinski told Rosen he was interviewed by the FBI on October 23, 2020, for about five hours, with up to six agents present at one time. He made three cell phones available to the agents, who “carefully examined the digital evidence” contained on the phones. Bobulinski said he was told that he would be brought back for further questioning. He said:
They do list me as a material witness within the entire FBI on their computer systems, and it was a very cooperative deep dive into all the facts across that time period.
Bobulinski made a public statement in Nashville on October 22 just prior to the final Presidential debate, telling reporters about two face-to-face meetings with Joe Biden and the digital evidence he had in his possession suggesting that Joe Biden was deeply involved with his son’s business dealings in China. The FBI interviewed him the following day.
It’s understandable that investigating agents don’t want to compromise an ongoing case by making too many things public, but it’s mindblowing that the American people are finding out that a presidential candidate’s son has been under criminal investigation for more than a year, and that the candidate himself could possibly be implicated, just five days before the election and when millions of people have already cast their vote.