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In the wake of admissions by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that the FBI ordered him to suppress social media posts that disparaged Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, FBI whistleblowers now allege agency bosses threatened agents who tried to investigate potentially illegal content on a laptop owned by Biden’s son Hunter to avoid damaging Biden’s chances of winning.

“Recently, my office heard from individuals with knowledge of the FBI’s apparent corruption.  After the FBI obtained the Hunter Biden laptop from the Wilmington, DE computer shop, these whistleblowers stated that local FBI leadership told employees, ‘you will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop’ and that the FBI is ‘not going to change the outcome of the election again,’” reports U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI,) ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

“Further, these whistleblowers allege that the FBI did not begin to examine the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop until after the 2020 presidential election—potentially a year after the FBI obtained the laptop in December 2019,” writes Johnson in a letter to Horowitz.

That means the FBI waited a year to investigate potentially dangerous and threatening criminal activity, including Hunter Biden’s alleged involvement in a Russian human trafficking ring.

Johnson is demanding Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz answer questions about yet another alleged instance of the department and FBI seeking to interfere with an election.

“While I understand your hesitation to investigate a matter that may be related to an ongoing investigation, it is clear to me based on numerous credible whistleblower disclosures that the FBI cannot be trusted with the handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop,” writes Johnson.

“I hope you understand that the longer your office stands on the sidelines and delays investigating the FBI’s actions, the harder it will be for you to uncover the truth and hold individuals accountable for wrongdoing.  I call on you to immediately investigate the FBI’s handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop and begin by obtaining the history of the investigative actions taken by the FBI on Hunter Biden’s laptop which should be available on the FBI’s case management system, Sentinel,” writes Johnson.

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.

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