Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), today made the following statement regarding Hunter Biden’s reported plea deal, which was limited to federal tax violations and a firearm offense.
“Since the FBI’s investigation into Hunter Biden began nearly five years ago, I and my colleagues in Congress have uncovered extensive government and bank records indicative of money laundering as well as foreign business schemes that, in any other circumstance, would raise serious criminal and counterintelligence concerns. Hunter’s laptop, which the FBI has had since 2019, contains records corroborating much of this evidence, as well as evidence of other serious criminal violations. On top of all of that, whistleblowers at the Justice Department and IRS have warned that the FBI and Justice Department have sat on additional verifiable information about criminal conduct that involves other Biden family members, and have failed to follow normal investigative procedures to run that information to ground. All of this information has been provided to the Department. Today’s plea deal cannot be the final word given the significant body of evidence that the FBI and Justice Department have at their disposal. It certainly won’t be for me,” Grassley said.
Grassley and Sen. Ron Johnson first revealed treasury records of flagged transactions in a 2020 reports, and later uncovered bank records that established business arrangements with foreign entities linked to the Chinese Communist Party. This information was shared with the prosecutors overseeing the Hunter Biden investigation. Justice Department whistleblowers have also claimed that the FBI possesses significant, impactful and voluminous evidence of potential criminality in the Biden family’s business arrangements. Following whistleblower reports to Grassley, he partnered with House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) to compel the FBI to provide an FBI-generated document alleging a criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden.