An FBI supervisory special agent informed congressional investigators that both the Biden transition team and the Secret Service were given an advanced warning about plans to interview Hunter Biden in December of 2020, which ultimately led to the interview being canceled.
As reported by Fox News, the agent in question is a more than two-decade veteran of the bureau who retired last year. He made his revelations during closed-door testimony with the House Oversight Committee on July 17th. His testimony follows similarly damning testimony from other government whistleblowers, including IRS agent Gary Shapley, who similarly claimed that the Biden administration and Secret Service had been “tipped off” about such an interview.
The FBI agent alleges that over two years after the investigation into Hunter first began in November of 2018, plans were made to finally interview the former vice president’s son.
“The initial plan was to have the local field office of the Secret Service be notified the morning of to diminish opportunities for anybody else to be notified,” the agent testified. “I was working with my management on that, as well as headquarters – our FBI headquarters,”
The agent then said that he was “informed that FBI headquarters had contacted Secret Service headquarters and had made a notification at that time, or somewhere around that time on the evening of the 7th.”
“I felt it was people that did not need to know about our intent,” he added. “I believe that the Secret Service had to be notified for our safety, for lack of confusion, for deconfliction, which we would do in so many other cases, but I didn’t understand why the initial notification.”
These revelations come amidst further controversy surrounding Hunter Biden and the administration’s apparent efforts to cover up his crimes through executive power. After Hunter’s plea deal over tax-related charges and a firearms charge ultimately collapsed in court, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that U.S. Attorney David Weiss would be appointed as Special Counsel in the investigation into Hunter’s wrongdoings. It was Weiss who led the tax investigation into Hunter and ultimately secured the plea deal, which many said was too soft on the president’s son.
His appointment as Special Counsel has raised accusations of bias and protection by Biden’s Department of Justice, since Weiss can now use his Special Counsel status to avoid any questioning from Congress for the remainder of his investigation.
“Tipping off the transition team and not being able to interview Hunter Biden as planned are just a couple of examples that reveal the Justice Department’s misconduct in the Biden criminal investigation that occurred under U.S. Attorney Weiss’ watch,” said House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) in a statement.
“The Oversight Committee has no confidence in U.S. Attorney Weiss as special counsel, given his inability to prevent the Biden transition team from being contacted, and federal agents were not permitted to interview Hunter Biden as planned,” Comer added. “Under the Weiss-led investigation, investigators were prevented from taking steps that could have led to Joe Biden, the statute of limitations was allowed to run with respect to certain felonies, and the U.S. attorney’s office sought to give Hunter Biden an unprecedented sweetheart plea deal.”