This week, FBI Director Christopher Wray stressed that the agency is not defending the Bidens.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) inquired during Wray’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee as to whether the FBI is defending the Biden family in light of numerous accusations of impropriety.
“Are the Bidens under your protection?” Gaetz queried.
“Definitely not.” According to Wray, “the FBI is not interested in defending anyone politically.”
Gaetz also questioned whether Hunter Biden sought to extort millions of dollars coming from CEFC China Energy Company business associates while “sitting” beside his father in a message on WhatsApp from 2017:
“My father and I are seated here and we want to know why the agreement made hasn’t been kept. Inform the director that I wish to settle this now, which means tonight before it becomes out of hand.”
“And Z, I promise you that you will come to regret not following my order if I receive a call or text from anybody engaged in this thing besides you, Zhang, or the chairman thanks to the man sitting next to me and everyone he knows and my capacity to harbor a grudge for all time. I’m sitting here waiting with my father for your call.”
“Does that sound like a shakedown, director?” Gaetz questioned Wray after giving him the message.
Wray said, “I’m not going to be drawn into making comments on that.”
“You won’t respond if that’s a swindle. And everyone is aware of your excuse.” Gaetz replied, “Because to the millions of individuals who will see this, they’ll know it is. And your refusal to admit that is incredibly telling.”
According to an image of a WhatsApp communication provided by an IRS whistleblower, President Biden was “sitting” beside Hunter Biden as he sought payment from a Chinese businessman with ties to the CCP in 2017.
Days later, Hunter Biden sent Gongwen “Kevin” Dong an additional WhatsApp message requesting $10 million, saying “the Bidens are the best I know at accomplishing exactly what the chairman asks.”
Despite his and his staff’s repeated denials, the messages are only one of several occasions in which Joe Biden appears to have been involved in his family’s company.