Senator to FBI chief: Election interference? How about quashing Biden scandal?

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Mark Zuckerberg has disclosed Facebook suppressed the bombshell evidence on the Biden family’s global influence-peddling operation just before the 2020 election after an intervention by the FBI.

Twitter and other social media outlets joined in the censorship as 51 former senior intelligence officials signed a letter dismissing the evidence reported by the New York Post, saying it “had all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

Now, establishment media, including the New York Times and Washington Post, have acknowledged the laptop belonged to Hunter Biden and that the damning communications on it are authentic.

On Thursday, with FBI Director Christopher Wray before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., wanted to know if there is going to be any accountability.

Johnson asked Wray if he had read the reports the Wisconsin senator issued in September 2020, just before the presidential election, with Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, on “Hunter Biden’s corruption.”

“I have had a chance to look at it,” Wray replied.

“Do you see any, any sign of Russian disinformation in those reports?” Johnson asked.

The FBI director paused. “That would be a hard question for me to answer,” he finally said.

“No,” Johnson interjected. “It’s a very easy answer. There is no Russian disinformation. That report is completely clean of any interference or foreign influence.”

The senator said the letter by 51 former intelligence officials “interfered in the 2020 election to a far greater extent than anything Russia or China ever could have hoped to accomplish.”

The evidence of interference, he told Wray, “has to be investigated.”

“I have no faith that you will do so,” Johnson concluded.

After the hearing, Johnson spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity, who asked how deep the corruption goes.

The senator began by pointing out that under Wray’s watch, beginning in 2017, the FBI told the Senate intelligence committee in March 2018 that the Steele dossier “had integrity even though they knew it was tainted with Russian disinformation.”

“Under his watch, the FBI obtained Hunter Biden’s laptop in December 2019 and did nothing with it. Under his watch, according to whistleblowers, they developed a scheme in August of 2020 to downplay the derogatory information to deep-six the investigation,” Johnson continued.

“Under his watch in that same month, they provided an unsolicited briefing to Senator Grassley and me,” he continued. “It was a nothing briefing. I knew it was a setup and it was a setup because nine months later, they leaked at the Washington Post to smear me and therefore interfered in the 2022 Wisconsin U.S. Senate election.

Johnson said the FBI also interfered in the 2020 and the 21016 elections.

“His primary job as the new director was to clean up and restore the integrity and credibility of the FBI. He has failed miserably,” the Wisconsin senator said.

I don’t believe a word he says, and that’s unfortunate.”

Last Wednesday, House Republicans made it clear that one of their priorities will be to investigate “the Biden family” and the focus will not be Hunter Biden.

“This is an investigation of Joe Biden, the president of the United States,” said Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who is in line to become chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

It’s a probe, the lawmaker continued, about why President Biden “lied to the American people about his knowledge and participation in his family’s international business schemes.”

“National security interests require the committee conduct investigation and we will pursue all avenues – avenues that have long been ignored,” he said.

Committee Republicans say they have evidence of federal crimes committed by the Biden family that include “conspiracy or defrauding the united states, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, violations of the Trafficking Victims Protections Act, tax evasion, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

“What we found are business plans aimed at targets around the world based on influence peddling, including with people closely tied to foreign governments like China and Russia,” Comer said. “We also found plans based in the United States where the Biden family swindled investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars — all with Joe Biden’s participation or knowledge.”

Comer said that in the 118th Congress, “this committee will evaluate the status of Joe Biden’s relationship with his family’s foreign partners and whether he is a president who is compromised or swayed by foreign dollars and influence.”

In a news release, Comer said “the Biden family business model is built on Joe Biden’s political career and connections with Joe Biden as the ‘chairman of the board.'”

“Biden family members sold access for profit around the world to the detriment of American interests,” he said. “If President Biden is compromised by deals with foreign adversaries and they are impacting his decision making, this is a threat to national security. The American people deserve transparency and accountability about the Biden family’s influence peddling. With the new Republican majority, Oversight Committee Republicans will continue pressing for answers to inform legislative solutions to prevent this abuse of power.”

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