FBI ignored 'eyewitness testimony' of Joe Biden's involvement in Hunter's China deal: senator

"The suppression and censoring of his testimony and Hunter’s influence peddling impacted the 2020 election to a far greater extent than anything Russia or China could have ever achieved," Wisconsin's Ron Johnson says.

Updated: September 5, 2022 - 5:28pm

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A month before the 2020 election, the FBI sat on "first-hand eyewitness testimony" by Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski that Democratic nominee Joe Biden himself was involved in his son's dealings with Chinese energy company CEFC, according to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.).

The former Senate Homeland Security Committee chair told the New York Post that the "suppression and censoring of his testimony and Hunter's influence peddling impacted the 2020 election to a far greater extent than anything Russia or China could have ever achieved."

FBI agent Timothy Thibault, who retired last week, didn't follow up with Bobulinski when the partner claimed to have spoken directly to the elder Biden about the Chinese government-linked CEFC deal and that the future president, referred to as the "big guy," was due a 10% cut in a new corporate entity, the Post reported.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) previously said whistleblowers told him that Thibault and fellow FBI employee Brian Auten tried to bury "derogatory information" about Hunter Biden by falsely portraying it as "disinformation." Thibault closed another investigation of the younger Biden in October 2020 "without providing a valid reason as required by FBI guidelines," Grassley wrote.

Thibault was recently revealed to have made anti-Donald Trump social media comments similar to those made by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok.

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