FOX News is reporting that House Republicans are demanding that the FBI reveal whether or not it was in possession of Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop during the impeachment of President Trump. If so, GOP congressmen claim, if so, the agency committed a “gross error in judgement” by not informing the White House.
“If the FBI was, in fact, in possession of this evidence and failed to alert the White House to its existence that would have given even more weight to the president’s legal defense, this was a gross error in judgement and a severe violation of trust,” the letter says.
The House GOP letter to FBI chief Christopher Wray was signed by 19 House Republicans, including Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.; Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz.; and Jody Hice, R-Ga.
The letter was written after the New York Post published emails suggesting that Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings in 2015 one year before his father threatened to withhold a billion dollars from the country’s government if a prosecutor who had launched an investigation into the company wasn’t fired.
The Post reported that the FBI was in possession of the laptop on which the emails were found in December 2019 — right in the middle of the impeachment of President Trump over remarks he made to the Ukrainian president about Biden and his son’s conduct in the country.
Trump was impeached by the Democratic-controlled House but later acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate.