A new report claims that whistleblowers first informed federal officials about possible wrongdoing by Hunter Biden as early as the spring of 2015, long before it entered the political mainstream and before any investigation was launched.
According to Just The News, the warnings were given by banking whistleblowers who took note of “suspicious” transactions and “fraudulent” schemes by Hunter Biden’s various business partners while his father Joe was Vice President of the United States. One of the bankers ultimately took his concerns directly to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) just before the 2016 election.
“Due diligence on involved parties reveals less than clean records,” stated a bank compliance presentation that was made by an investment banker with Morgan Stanley on May 8th, 2015. His report included information about Hunter’s background, his discharge from the Navy for drug problems, and his connections to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings. The report was titled “Overview of Wakpamni Series 2014 Bonds Potentially Suspicious Structure & Transactions,” and included a picture of Hunter sitting next to Joe Biden and Barack Obama as its cover photo.
“No clear illegal activity is being accused, but authors of this presentation determined activity was suspicious enough to warrant escalation of review by appropriate internal Compliance representatives,” the presentation noted.
The Morgan Stanley report was the catalyst for several Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) being filed by multiple banks, as well as a formal SEC complaint that ultimately led to the indictment of several of Hunter’s business partners in 2016 for their involvement in a bond fraud scheme. The SEC investigation subsequently led to similar investigations against Hunter Biden by both the FBI and the IRS for tax-related crimes.
The existence of the Morgan Stanley presentation was revealed in documents that have since been provided to Congress, as Republicans in the House of Representatives continue their efforts to investigate Hunter Biden, his business partners, and his father’s possible involvement in such business deals.