A former senior FBI official, Charles McGonigal, was recently indicted on serious federal felony charges. Now, that disgraced ex-agent has been linked to Hunter Biden through the first son’s infamous abandoned laptop.
McGonigal’s wife, Pamela, and Hunter Biden both received a series of the same emails in 2014-2015 from a lacrosse program that their daughters participated in together, the New York Post reported.
In addition to that connection, the Post further noted that Charles McGonigal was also linked to Hunter Biden because of the fact that the FBI’s counterintelligence division of the New York Field Office that McGonigal led at the time had investigated and arrested the former Biden business associate Patrick Ho in 2017.
The lacrosse link
The girls’ lacrosse connection between Hunter Biden and Pamela McGonigal was first uncovered by Marco Polo USA, a right-leaning research group that has done a deep dive into documenting and exposing the sordid contents and dubious associations on the abandoned laptop.
According to the Post, more than 29 emails from the Next Level Lacrosse program were sent to Biden and McGonigal between Oct. 2014 and May 2015. Biden’s two older daughters with his first wife, Kathleen Buhle — Finnegan and Maisey — were members of that program along with the McGonigal’s daughter, Sarah.
The Post reached out to McGonigal by email and received no response, but a reporter received an angry earful when McGonigal was approached in person while taking her dogs for a walk near their apartment building in Greenwich Village, when she yelled at the photographer to “put your camera away.”
“There is no comment and there’s no connection,” she snapped at the questioning reporter. “We’ve made it clear we have nothing to say.”
Led bust of Biden business associate
The Post also highlighted the link between Hunter Biden and ex-Special Agent in Charge McGonigal by way of the investigation and arrest of Ho at JFK Airport in 2017 — oddly enough, the same location that McGonigal was just arrested at on his own federal criminal charges.
Ho was arrested just weeks after he had signed a $1 million deal for Biden to be his legal counsel in the U.S., and reportedly attempted to call members of the Biden family for help immediately after his arrest.
He was ultimately tried and convicted of bribing top African officials on behalf of a Chinese energy firm Biden did business with, CEFC China Energy Co., and served a three-year sentence before being deported to Hong Kong.
Corrupt ex-official worked for sanctioned Russian oligarch
ABC News reported that ex-FBI official McGonigal was indicted and arrested over his alleged work as an “investigator” for sanctioned Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska — first, to try and get Deripaska removed from the U.S. sanctions list, then later to investigate and take out one of Deripaska’s top Russian oligarch rivals.
The secretive arrangement, which was in violation of the strict economic sanctions, reportedly involved McGonigal and a Russian interpreter accomplice receiving payment for their efforts through shell companies and forged signatures that were intended to disguise the connection to Deripaska.
McGonigal has pleaded not guilty to charges related to sanctions violation and money laundering and was released on a $500,000 bond. If convicted of all four counts against him, he could face up to 80 years in prison and a hefty fine.
The ex-FBI official is reportedly also facing separate criminal charges related to an alleged unreported association with an Albanian businessman who previously worked for a foreign intelligence service while he was still employed by the FBI in 2017-2018.