Seventeen months before the 2020 presidential elections, a grand jury subpoena was issued by the Department of Justice to JP Morgan Chase bank asking for Hunter Biden’s bank transactions. Specifically, the order asked for Hunter’s bank transactions involving the Bank of China.
The new information has been discovered by the anti-corruption nonprofit Marco Polo, “raising concerns that damaging material about then-candidate Joe Biden was hidden from voters” reports the New York Post.
According to federal documents, the DOJ asked JP Morgan Chase bank “for the records of any international financial transactions for the past five years involving Hunter, his uncle James Biden and former business partners Devon Archer and Eric Schwerin.”
The subpoena was issued when Joe Biden was a presidential candidate, on May 15, 2019. Delaware’s US Attorney David Weiss issued the subpoena, “just five weeks after Hunter allegedly left his laptop in a Delaware repair shop. A total of 15 businesses owned by Hunter and his associates were listed on the legal document.”
The New York Post reports of Biden’s history:
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.