Several prominent Republicans in Congress are concerned over the seemingly missing whereabouts of a prominent informant in the investigation into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
One of the lead House Republican investigators, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said that an informant in the Hunter Biden investigation was unable to be contacted.
On Monday, Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) said that the House Republicans were not able to locate the informant. Burchett sits on the important House Oversight Committee.
He said that the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) “have basically just turned a blind eye to all of this and now it’s come down to the point” where House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) must meet with FBI Director Christopher Wray “over the way that they’ve handled this and bungled this from the start.”
Burchett said that the FBI and DOJ should investigate the Biden administration, saying that there were “over ten million reasons to look at this White House.”
The Tennessee Republican specifically cited House Republicans’ findings that Hunter Biden received at least $1 million from a Romanian oligarch, who Burchett said “was basically under investigation for corruption.”
Comer also called for the FBI to work with the House probe. He said that among ten people identified by House Republicans, “they’re one of three things. They’re either currently in court, they’re currently in jail or they’re currently missing.”
The Kentucky Republican said that there is a significant fear for informers to come forward, stating that “they fear for their lives.”
Hunter Biden has been under federal investigation since 2018. Prosecutors are reportedly considering charging the president’s son related to tax and firearms violations.
The informant’s missing whereabouts also come as a whistleblower from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claimed that the DOJ removed the team investigating the president’s son.
The IRS has removed the entire investigative team in the Hunter Biden tax evasion investigation.
The removal order came from the DOJ.https://t.co/bSOa60NYqE
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 16, 2023
Such an action, if confirmed, would raise serious questions about the independence of the Department of Justice during an investigation into a key relative of a sitting federal official.