House Republicans are calling on the FBI to reveal whether it was in possession of a laptop that reportedly contained emails by Hunter Biden during the impeachment of President Trump -- and claiming the agency committed a “gross error in judgment” if it did not inform the White House.
H/T: Fox News
“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 judgment and a severe violation of trust,” the letter says.
The signatories of the letter have several questions for Director Wray:
- Was the FBI in possession of the laptop and hard drive that was documented in the New York Post article?
- Did the FBI take any steps to authenticate the laptop, hard drive, and data that was uncovered?
- Did anyone at the FBI brief officials at the Department of Justice or at the White House about this laptop or hard drive at any point since December 2019?
- Why did the New York Post have the information about his laptop and hard drive before the American people?
Photos of a Delaware federal subpoena given to The Post show that both the computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI in December, after the shop’s owner says he alerted the feds to their existence. pic.twitter.com/TRRAF32Bs6— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 15, 2020
They knew, yet they did nothing. The work of dismantling the Deep State is just beginning https://t.co/f5dHLR3yIJ— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) October 15, 2020
I guess Director Wray was storing the Hunter Biden laptop in the same place as the Strzok and Page texts.— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) October 15, 2020
The letter was signed by 19 House Republicans. Read below.