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Federal prosecutors investigating President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden refused to issue search warrants or subpoenas in the months before the 2020 presidential election, out of fear it reveals the existence of an investigation and helps then-President Donald Trump’s campaign.

POLITICO reports Justice Department officials “advised Delaware’s U.S. Attorney, David Weiss, to avoid taking any actions that could alert the public to the existence of the case in the middle of a presidential election.”

“The probe, which is focused on possible tax law violations, has also examined Hunter Biden’s business dealings with foreign interests — a topic that has animated Biden detractors — and its existence first came to light amid a controversy about the leak of Hunter Biden’s laptop files,” POLITICO reports.

POLITICO further reports:

By late 2018, Weiss’s office was investigating Hunter Biden’s activities in response to a number of leads, including some related to his dealings with Chinese business associates.

While investigators pursued suspicions of possible money laundering and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the criminal investigation eventually came to focus on whether he had paid taxes on all of his income, according to a person familiar with it. Hunter Biden has maintained that he acted appropriately.

By last summer, the probe had reached a point at which investigators could have issued grand jury subpoenas and sought search warrants that might have revealed its existence at a time when many of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters were seeking to draw attention to Hunter Biden’s actions.

Weiss, however, decided to delay taking any actions that were likely to make the existence of the Hunter Biden probe public. Concerns about affecting the presidential election loomed large when Weiss entertained arguments about advancing the probe, according to the person involved in the discussions.

Aside from almost certain liberal bias in the Justice Department’s leadership and a desire to oust Trump, some DOJ officials likely wanted to avoid a repeat of the 2016 election, which ended with liberals blaming then-FBI Director James Comey for Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s loss.

Trump’s campaign got a boost in the final days of the 2016 campaign when FBI reopened a closed probe into Clinton, after previously hidden emails between her and aide Huma Abedin.

Clinton was accused of illegally handling classified documents and emails while Secretary of State by using a private email server, kept in a bathroom, which had not been approved by, or was being monitored by, State Department officials.

The secret server created both a national security risk and have Clinton a way to avoid public disclosure.

The emails were discovered on a laptop owned by Abedin’s husband, New York Democrat Congressman Anthony Weiner, who was under investigation for alleged sex crimes.  The Justice Department re-opened an investigation into the alleged mishandling of classified information to review the emails.

The announcement hurt Clinton, who was struggling to shake allegations of corruption and convince undecided voters she would not be under constant investigation.  She narrowly lost the election in key states, with voters there saying they felt she was the more corrupt candidate.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.


  1. The FBI is totally biased and corrupt. I don’t trust any of them. They will always be on the side of Pelosi, Schumer and their cohorts. I thought Edgar J Hoover was corrupt but this FBI is worse than them. Pitiful.

    1. FBI always has been corrupt. First by whom ever was politically in charge now by the big money of the super rich that have bought everything including, politicians, school administrators, media, big tech (and big tech is some of the super rich), the alphabet soup of govt agencies, and even local govts. I am with you. I don’t trust the FBI at all.

  2. The DEMOCRAPS will always do anything to get in-power so they can advance their narratives.
    I don’t understand why the people can’t get it? USA is going downhill fast that in probably few years we will be under autocratic rule. Very sad !

  3. What else is new??? We ALL KNOW what went on during 2020 election, SO MANY backyard deceitful deals!!! These COMMUNISTS, not democrats, are destroying AMERICA AND AMERICANS!!! Even the lying, cowardly, racist at the top has done questionable thing’s, he knows what he’s done, that’s why the commies continue to push the lies, 1/6, the election, hunters crimes, oh yeah now that crimes have skyrocketed, the commies say the Republicans were calling to defund the police, when it was them, just look at blm RIOTERS ones calling for dtp!!! So, that’s what they DO, LIE & DECEIVE & HURT AMERICANS, they DON’T CARE!!! china first right joey???

  4. Well we know now, why isn’t Hunter in prison or why can’t we recall this 2020 election for corruption that is all this is corruption. DOJ, FBI has been compromised and still is.

  5. So our institutions want us to be able to vote for corrupt people because they don’t want to sway an election if one of the candidates is an A+ crook? They never gave Trump the same leeway, did they? I have no faith in our corrupt institutions any more- none of them!

    1. And that is why I will never get the vaccine, they are all corrupt: pedo joe, FBI, DOJ, WHO & CDC. I LOVE BEING A FREE THINKER & PRESIDENT TRUMP WON, HE SHOULD BE REINSTATED ASAP, WHAT IS THE. HOLD UP

  6. It’s so bad here we can’t even get a real election anymore its gotten to be all about money not about what the people vote for its all about money now.

  7. I always knew the DemonCrats owned trial lawyers, but the FBI?!? This is a new low blow to America. With an FBI like this, who needs a banana republic? Who needs the KGB?

  8. Corrupt FBI…Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, CATHOLIC tra1tor retired, Replaced by Bowdich.
    Comey, CATHOLIC tra1tor in FBI, Strzok, CATHOLIC tra1tor in FBI.
    Robert Mueller, CATHOLIC tra1tor in FBI. A lacrosse teammate and classmate at St. Paul’s School was future Massachusetts Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry.[13], CATHOLIC traitor.
    [David] Bowdich, CATHOLIC tra1tor also has ties to Mueller. He was picked by Mueller in 2011 to handle the transition to a new FBI director after Mueller’s 10-year term expired. But that role become irrelevant after Mueller, [Christopher] Wray August 2017, was confirmed as FBI Director,, [Christopher] Wray began his legal career as a clerk for Judge J. Michael Luttig [CATHOLIC traitor] of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 
    Ex-FBI agent John Guandolo. Guandolo [CATHOLIC traitor] resigned from his position with the Bureau in December 2008 after he was caught engaging in a sexual relationship with a key confidential source in the midst of a corruption investigation of a Louisiana politician. 
    There is not one AMERICAN on the SCOTUS. Almost all are CATHOLIC traitors. The rot is within. Vote for ANY CATHOLIC and you vote for a traitor.

  9. Glad to be turning 61 years old on Aug 28Th the best years of America are gone thanks to Democrats and the half a– so-called Replublicans, Do you hear that Mittens you are one of the many.

  10. Fortunately the FBI, CIA and other corrupt Initials will be dismantled and a new more honest form of Society formed. Its really time for President Trump to announce that he is the legitimate President and all these rascals sent on a one way ticket to their new holiday resort (Gitmo)

  11. LISTEN UP…DOJ Can JUMP into a LAKE with CROCODILES. THEY Can Also Change Their NAME to the INJUSTICE Dept. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

  12. Of course these alphabet named communist democrat cult supporters would hide any and all things that would keep the American people from knowing the truth about the puppet these communist democrat cult members were placing in the Whitehouse with his feeble demented pedophile fingers on the nuke button!

  13. There is no JUSTICE in the DOJ that has been corrupted by the communist democrat cult party and the same with all of the other alphabet departments (fbi, cia, doj, dhs…………)
    The communist democrat cult party has been very active at dismantling our country!
    Everyone better learn mandarin or just put the chains on our ankles and become the slaves to china!

  14. Aside from cleaning this department up by firing it’s top brass the so-called Justice Department needs to formally change their name to the Injustice Department. It stinks of rotten garbage.

  15. There is no justice.
    There will never be any justice until we either change the system by any means, or secede.

  16. Here’s the issue! Biden didn’t win legally. He and his puppets stole the election illegally. Everyone with a brain knows that so to say he won burbage there DOJ hid Hunters illegal activities makes it sound even more stupid because we’re all know that the Bidens are as corrupt as the day is long. Stop posting such stupidity and just tell the truth that there election was fixed.

  17. Funny how all those LEAKS got out during Trumps legal battles, but Joe and Hunter’s were kept under raps.

  18. The DOJ really❓The Department of Injustice & Deep-State( corruption) ya mean…and, the FBI & the CIA isn’t any better❗️

  19. Folks! There IS NO U.C. Department of Justice ! They’re all just a bunch of political hacks who jump which ever way the wind blows by the ‘big money’ donors who is mostly affiliated with the Democratic Party!! Remember their so called ‘impeachment ‘ to get Pres. Trump? All based on lies, yet letting ‘Quid Pro Quo Joe’ Biden get away with his Ukraine Quid Pro Quo getting the investigator fired. The 2020 Election wrong doings where eye witness’s wrote sworn to depositions of seeing wrong doings by democrat polling people etc. AND YET our so called Department of Justice did not do anything, nor did our would be Federal Supreme Court , who is just another branch of political punks, who would not even review all the written & sworn testimony of these American citizens.
    The March on the capitol by true American Patriotic Citizens, who just wanted to have their voices heard and their feelings known about the election. This was NOT “Insurrection” It was a march of American Citizens!
    Pelosi & the Democrats , I believe, behind the scenes, recruited the bad people destroy property at the Capitol, the same as they -behind the scene- helped support the BLM etc. riots in the citys.
    It will all be swept under the rug as usual, and with all the illegals coming into the country and getting drivers licenses, they will vote the Dems. in again in another voting set up.
    So called Department of Justice won’t do anything, they will twist the facts and let it go.

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