House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner sent 29 letters to Central Intelligence officials who discredited the Hunter Biden laptop story on Wednesday
The Washington Post and The New York Times noted the authenticity of Hunter Biden's laptop in March 2022, more than a year after the Daily Caller News Foundation first verified it.
The letters from Jordan and Turner reiterated the requests for interviews from the officials, who have not yet responded to the previously requested interviews. The lawmakers ask that the officials “comply promptly” and “arrange for the production of the outstanding material.”
Recent research by the Daily Caller and other publications has revealed the Biden family's extensive contacts with Chinese enterprises, including Hunter Biden's presentation to Chinese businesspeople pushing American shale and natural gas.
The Committee on the Judiciary and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence are conducting oversight of federal law enforcement and intelligence matters within their respective jurisdictions.
The Judiciary Committee made a prior request for documents and information about the public statement that the officials signed in October 2020 that falsely implied the New York Post's reporting about Hunter Biden was the product of Russian disinformation.
“This request, to include a request for a transcribed interview before the Committees, remains outstanding. These documents and your testimony are necessary to further our oversight.
"As we begin the 118th Congress, we write again to reiterate our outstanding request and ask that you immediately comply in full,” the lawmakers added in the letters.
The lawmakers said that the officials have been aware of the oversight request for months and that the request is outstanding. They attached the letter from the Judiciary Committee dated April 6, 2022, and urged the officials to comply promptly.
In October 2020, a trove of emails and documents were found on a laptop that was allegedly owned by Hunter Biden.
The laptop was given to the FBI, and a copy of the hard drive was given to Rudy Giuliani, a former personal lawyer of Donald Trump. Giuliani shared the materials with the New York Post, which published a series of stories about Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China.
Joe Biden was reportedly "plainly familiar" with his brother James' and Hunter Biden's business dealings with CEFC China Energy, according to Hunter and James Biden's business partner Tony Bobulinski. Joe Biden reportedly wrote a college recommendation for the son of Jonathan Li, the now-CEO of equity firm BHR Partners, in 2017.
Hunter Biden sat on the board of BHR Partners and held a 10% equity stake in the firm through his own company, Skaneateles LLC.
The Daily Caller and other media outlets have reported on the Biden family's extensive dealings with Chinese companies, raising concerns about the potential for conflicts of interest and foreign influence over U.S. policy.
The letters from Jordan and Turner are part of ongoing efforts by Republicans to investigate the Biden family's business dealings and alleged corruption.