After grilling FBI Assistant Director for the Cyber Division Bryan Vorndran about Hunter Biden’s laptop during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) entered the contents of the device, and a receipt from the computer repair shop where it had been dropped off, into the congressional record.
Although the FBI took possession of the laptop in December of 2019, Vorndran stated that he does not know its current location, or whether outside actors like Russia used the laptop’s contents to compromise the First Family.
“Who has it?” Gaetz asked.
“I don’t know who has it,” Vorndran replied.
“What now you’re telling me right here is that as the Assistant Director of FBI Cyber, you don’t know where this is, after it was turned over to you three years ago?” Gaetz said.
“Yes, sir. That’s an accurate statement,” Vorndran responded.
“How are Americans supposed to trust that you can protect us from the next Colonial pipeline if it seems you can’t locate a laptop that was given to you three years ago from the First Family, potentially creating vulnerabilities for our country?” Gaetz asked.
“Sir, it’s not in the purview of my investigative responsibilities,” Vorndran replied.
Vorndran repeatedly claimed that he was not appearing before the committee to discuss Hunter Biden’s laptop, but to answer questions about the bureau’s cyber program.
“So where is it? The laptop,” Gaetz pressed.
“Sir, I’m not here to talk about the laptop, I’m here to talk about the FBI Cyber Program.”
“You’re the assistant director of FBI Cyber, I want to know where Hunter Biden’s laptop is. Where is it?” Gaetz insisted.
“I don’t know that answer,” Vorndran replied.
“That is astonishing to me. Has FBI cyber assessed whether or not Hunter Biden’s laptop could be a point of vulnerability, allowing America’s enemies to hurt our country?” Gaetz asked incredulously.
The congressman added that it “is shocking that you wouldn’t, as the Assistant Director of Cyber, know whether or not there are international business deals, kickbacks, shakedowns, that are on this laptop that would make the First Family suspect to some sort of compromise.”
Later on, he requested unanimous consent to enter the contents of the laptop into the congressional record. After receiving pushback initially from Democrats, the request was accepted
“Moments ago, I successfully entered the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s laptop into the Congressional Record” Gaetz tweeted. “SUBPOENA HUNTER BIDEN!”
Moments ago, I successfully entered the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s laptop into the Congressional Record.
SUBPOENA HUNTER BIDEN! pic.twitter.com/M800vm2pTY
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 29, 2022
Also on Tuesday, Gaetz introduced a House Resolution to strip security clearances from the 51 intelligence officials that signed a letter declaring the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop as “Russian disinformation” shortly after the story broke in October of 2020.
Dubbed the “Spook Who Cried Wolf Resolution,” the legislation states that “the 51 signatories of the letter who publicly and falsely decried Hunter Biden’s laptop to be Russian disinformation should be barred from holding any level of security clearances indefinitely.”
BREAKING🚨: Congressman Matt Gaetz Introduces Resolution to Strip Security Clearances from Intel Officials Who Lied About Hunter Biden’s Laptop 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/xxI2V2vWUa
— Liz Willis (@LizWillis_) March 29, 2022
In a series of exclusive news articles, The New York Post in October of 2020, reported on a scandalous trove of emails between Hunter Biden and his business associates that were found on a laptop that was abandoned in a Delaware computer repair shop.
One particularly damning email in the Post’s Oct. 14, 2020 report showed that Hunter Biden had introduced his father, then President Barack Obama’s vice president, to a top executive at Burisma Holdings, a notoriously corrupt energy firm where Hunter sat on the Board. A year later, Biden called for the ouster of a top Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating corruption at Burisma, including corruption involving his son. Joe Biden has repeatedly denied knowing anything about Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine.
Within days, corrupt partisans in the bureaucracy produced a letter signed by more than 50 intelligence officials who stated that the stories could be Russian disinformation. They based their assessment on their experience as intel professionals.
After falling dormant following the 2020 election, the scandal was revived earlier this month when the New York Times “confirmed” that the emails on the device are authentic. Before the election, the Times dismissed the story as “Russian disinformation” based on the disinformation the corrupt spooks put out.
Republican Senators on Monday released bank documents showing wire transfers from a Communist Chinese government front group directly into Hunter Biden’s bank account.
The Spook Who Cried Wolf Resolution is co-sponsored by U.S Representatives Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Dan Bishop (NC-09), Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14), and Thomas Massie (KY-04). Text of the full resolution can be found HERE.