A laptop allegedly belonging to Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was reportedly subpoenaed by the FBI late last year in connection to a money laundering investigation, according to documents obtained by Fox News.
The documents were reportedly confirmed as being authentic by multiple federal law enforcement officials and by “two separate government officials.”
Fox News reported:
The document has a “Case ID” section, which is filled in with a hand-written number: 272D-BA-3065729.
According to multiple officials, and the FBI’s website, “272” is the bureau’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.”
“BA” indicates the case was opened in the FBI’s Baltimore field office, sources said.
One government source told the network that “[t]he FBI cannot open a case without predication, so they believed there was predication for criminal activity. This means there was sufficient evidence to believe that there was criminal conduct.”
Fox News continued:
One of the documents, obtained by Fox News, was designated as an FBI “Receipt for Property” form, which details the bureau’s interactions with John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of “The Mac Shop” who reported the laptop’s contents to authorities. …
Another document, obtained by Fox News, was a subpoena sent to Isaac to testify before U.S. District Court in Delaware on Dec. 9, 2019. One page of the subpoena shows what appears to be serial numbers for a laptop and hard drive taken into possession.
An official told Fox News that based on the date that the subpoena was issued, the case would have been opened before the subpoena was issued.
“If a criminal case was opened and subpoenas were issued, that means there is a high likelihood that both the laptop and hard drive contain fruits of criminal activity,” the official said.
The news comes after the New York Post broke the story wide open last week in a series of explosive reports that were censored by tech companies and that Democrats and many in the media tried to claim was part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
A report released last month from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) and the Committee on Finance made a series of revelations about Hunter Biden’s business dealings, including that a number of his foreign associates have been linked to money laundering. The report stated:
The Treasury records acquired by the Chairmen show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals. In particular, these documents show that Hunter Biden received millions of dollars from foreign sources as a result of business relationships that he built during the period when his father was vice president of the United States and after. In addition to providing new and descriptive details about the nature, origin and extent of payments from Burisma Holdings to Hunter Biden, the documents acquired by the Committees also shed light on a much broader array of questionable financial transactions involving Hunter Biden, other members of the Biden family, and their associations with foreign nationals. These foreign nationals have questionable backgrounds that have been identified as being consistent with a range of criminal activities, including but not limited to organized prostitution and/or human trafficking, money laundering, fraud, and embezzlement.
This article has been expanded after publication to include additional information.