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FBI verified Hunter Biden laptop in 2019, knew contents contained evidence of ‘white collar crime’



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Whistleblower Gary Shapley Jr., who was the supervisor of the investigation into Hunter Biden,  testified that the “FBI became aware that a repair shop had a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden and that the laptop might contain evidence of a crime.”

“The FBI verified its authenticity in November of 2019 by matching the device number against Hunter Biden’s Apple iCloud ID,” Shapley said. “When the FBI took possession of the device in December 2019, they notified the IRS that it likely contained evidence of tax crimes.”

Shapley said the FBI verified the authenticity of the laptop, even though many Biden allies said it was Russian disinformation.

Fox News reports:

The FBI’s property receipt for the laptop, first obtained by Fox News Digital in 2020, had a “Case ID” section, which was filled in with a handwritten number: 272D-BA-3065729.

The number “272” is the FBI’s classification for money laundering, while “272D” refers to “Money Laundering, Unknown SUA [Specified Unlawful Activity]—White Collar Crime Program,” according to FBI documents. One government official described “272D” as “transnational or blanket.”

During his testimony, Shapley testified that the investigation, which was codenamed “Sportsman,” was opened in November 2018 as an “offshoot” of an IRS investigation into a “foreign-based amateur online pornography platform.”

Fox News reports that the investigation had previously been believed to have been predicated, in part, by suspicious foreign transactions. Nearly a year later, in October 2019, Shapley said the “FBI became aware that a repair shop had a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden and that the laptop might contain evidence of a crime.”

Testimony from Shapley continued:

In October 2020 that Shapley said he emailed Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf, saying: “We need to talk about the computer.”

Shapley said the FBI appeared to have been making “certain representations about the device, and the only reason we know what is on the device is because of the IRS CI affiant search warrant that allowed access to the documents.”

“My management has to be looped into whatever the FBI is doing with the laptop,” Shapley said he wrote in an Oct. 19, 2020 email to Wolf. “It is IRS CI’s responsibility to know what is happening. Let me know when I can be briefed on this issue.”

Shapley said his email led to “a special meeting” on Oct. 22, 2020 with the prosecution team and the FBI’s computer analysis team to discuss Hunter Biden’s laptop.

“We once again objected that we still had not been given access to the laptop,” Shapley said, noting that Wolf admitted that she did not see the laptop because “prosecutors decided to keep it from the investigators.”

“This decision is unprecedented in my experience,” Shapley said. “Investigators assigned to this investigation were obstructed from seeing all the available evidence.”

Shapley further testified that it is “unknown if all the evidence in the laptop was reviewed by agents or by prosecutors.”

Shapley had testified that Wolf had worked to “limit” questioning related to Joe Biden—referring to him as “dad” or “the big guy.”

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There is ‘repeated evidence’ of non-citizens voting



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There is “repeated evidence” of non-citizens voting, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said during an appearance on Breitbart News Daily, discussing the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act.

“Let me just say this about the overall state of the election issue,” Roy began, explaining that “we’ve got repeated evidence of those who are here illegally — or, or whether they’re here legally — but non-citizens voting.”

“We’ve got studies demonstrating that. We’ve got evidence that it may have tipped the election for Al Franken and his election back in Minnesota. Objective studies have showed…Virginia tossing out 1,500 registered voters just last year. I can go through a laundry list. We’ve got local jurisdictions — Oakland, San Francisco, our nation’s capital in Washington, DC, and New York City — who are registering voters specifically for their state and local elections, but we know that they don’t work hard to make sure they’re not voting in federal elections,” he said, noting that “federal law prohibits [and] limits the ability of states to be able to check and ensure citizenship, so much so that the state of Arizona has to run two systems — one for their state local elections and one for their federal elections.”

“They’re literally bifurcated because they want to ensure citizenship for their state and local elections, but they’re not allowed to for federal elections. Therefore, we need to fix the problem,” he said.

Breitbart News adds:

Further, Roy said, because of the Motor Voter Act — the National Voter Registration Act — passed in the 1990s, the courts have interpreted federal laws to limit the state’s ability to “determine and collect the information necessary for determining and checking citizenship.”

Essentially, Roy said the U.S. has set up a system that requires federal agencies to push out the forms, encouraging individuals to register to vote. And while they ask one to identify if they are a citizen, and while federal law requires one to be a citizen to vote in federal elections, the congressman said there is nothing there to actually check citizenship.

The SAVE Act would help address these issues and correct what Roy described as the “glitch,” making it so every state would require anyone applying to register to vote to prove their citizenship.

“By doing that, though, it is correcting the glitch. It also goes through and it addresses some of the issues that have been complicated. There are states, for example, like North Dakota, which does not have voter registration at all, okay? So they can just show up to vote and don’t have registration…They have their own rules there about what you have to present in order just to vote. And that’s obviously a less populated state than, say, California or Texas or New York or Florida. But, so, we adapt and try to adjust to help with those kinds of situations. But, overall, the purpose of the bill is exactly as you just described, pretty simple,” Roy said. This is a bipartisan issue with massive support.

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