It was recently reported that the Department of Justice in 2019 subpoenaed records related to Hunter Biden and two of his business partners’ deals in China, the New York Post reports. The order sent to JP Morgan Chase bank requested records of any international financial transactions involving Hunter, his uncle James Biden and former business associates Eric Schwerin and Devon Archer over the prior five years.
The filing, which targets financial ties between the four men and the Bank of China, was obtained by Marco Polo, an anti-corruption nonprofit established by former Trump administration official Garrett Ziegler.
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The subpoena was issued in May 2019 by Delaware’s U.S. Attorney Davis Weiss. Hunter’s father, Joe Biden, was a presidential candidate at the time.
A spokesperson for Hunter could not be reached for comment, the Post adds.
The New York Post went on to report that the Justice Department investigation into Hunter Biden began in 2018 but was never disclosed before the election. A month after the election, in December 2020, Hunter announced that the US Attorney’s Office in Delaware was “investigating my tax affairs.” Also under investigation were Hunter’s foreign business dealings.In the weeks before the election, then-Attorney General William Barr reportedly instructed prosecutors to keep the investigation hush-hush to avoid it becoming a campaign issue. But months earlier, in the summer of 2020, Weiss already had decided to slow-walk the investigation until after the election for similar reasons, according to Politico.
In October 2020, The Post exclusively revealed that a hard drive holding the contents of Hunter’s laptop contained a trove of emails detailing his controversial overseas business dealings, as well as explicit photos and videos.
One especially raunchy video appeared to show him smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman.