The FBI summons for a laptop and a hard drive allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden is linked to an investigation into money laundering in late 2019, according to documents available to Fox News.
It is not clear at this point whether the investigation is ongoing or whether it is directly related to Hunter Biden.
Several federal law enforcement officials, as well as two separate government officials, have confirmed the authenticity of these documents, which were signed by FBI Special Agent Joshua Wilson.
One of the documents, received by Fox News, was entitled "Receipt for Property" by the FBI, which describes in detail the interactions of the office with John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of "The Mac Shop", who reported the contents of the laptop to the authorities.
The document has a section called "Case ID", which received the number: 272D-BA-3065729.
The "BA" indicates that the case was opened in the Baltimore office of the FBI.
"The FBI cannot launch an investigation without serious evidence, so they believe it is very likely that a criminal case will be established. activity, A government official told Fox News. "This means that there was enough evidence to believe that there was criminal behavior."
The FBI has refused to confirm or deny the existence research on the laptop or emails, as is his usual practice.
National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe, however, confirmed this week that the Hunter Biden laptop and emails in it "are not part of a Russian campaign misinformation", Despite the claims of the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff.
The FBI, in a letter to Homeland Security and Home Affairs Secretary Ron Johnson, who is investigating Hunter Biden's business dealings and the laptop, said the office had "nothing to add to this. moment in public statement of the Director of National Intelligence held on 19 October. "
The FBI, in its letter to Ron Johnson, wrote that "according to the Department of Justice's long-standing policy and practice, the FBI can neither confirm nor deny the existence any ongoing research or persons or entities under investigation, including its members Congress".
These emails were first received by the New York Post and, in part, it was revealed that Hunter Biden allegedly introduced his father, then vice president, to a top stem of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings less than a year before pressuring Ukrainian government officials to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating its founder company.
The New York Post report revealed that Biden, at Hunter's request, allegedly met with Vadym Pozharskyi in April 2015 in Washington.
The meeting referred to an email Pozharskyi sent to Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015 - a year after Hunter took office. council of Burisma.
Biden, before the emails appeared, repeatedly claimed that "he had never talked to his son about his business dealings in abroad».
Another email, dated May 13, 2017, includes a discussion on "numbering packages" for six people in a business deal with a Chinese company energy. The email appeared to identify Hunter Biden as "President / Vice President under an agreement with CEFC", in an obvious reference to the bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.
Although Biden has not commented on this email or his alleged involvement in agreements with the Chinese energy company. The tax documents and statements of the former vice president were also published, which do not reflect any participation in Chinese investments.
Fox News also received an email last week revealing that a Burisma Holdings consultant, Vadym Pozharskyi, wrote an email to Hunter Biden on May 12, 2014, asking for "advice" on how he could use his "influence on to convey a message "to" stop "what the company considers as "political motives".