An explosive report from the New York Post this week revealed that the newspaper had obtained the contents of a computer hard drive that once belonged to Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
The emails contained on the drive appear to show a corrupt relationship between foreign nationals and the Biden family. This revelation has top Republicans calling for the FBI to take action, Breitbart reported.
Republican senators call on FBI
The letter asks whether the FBI was aware during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that Hunter Biden had once arranged a meeting between his father and an executive at the energy company Burisma.
Last year, Democrats impeached the president for a phone call Trump had with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky about potential corruption involving the energy company and former Vice President Biden.
“A large portion of the president’s legal defense case revolved around strong evidence that former Vice President Biden’s son Hunter was peddling his influence to his father to land lucrative jobs overseas that he might not have otherwise been qualified for,” the lawmakers stated.
They went on to ask several other questions, including, “Why did the New York Post have the information about this laptop and hard drive before the American people?” and “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?”
Senate Republicans: “What the hell is going on?”
The New York Post’s bombshell report took on a whole other dimension when social media giants Twitter and Facebook acted to prevent users from sharing it, Fox Business reported.
Senate Republicans have demanded that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appear on Capitol Hill to answer questions about the tech giants’ censorship.
“This is election interference and we’re 19 days out from an election,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said, according to The Hill.
The Texas senator continued, “It has no precedent in the history of democracy. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know what the hell is going on.”