Republicans Demand CIA Answer Interference Allegations In Hunter’s Investigations

House Republicans recently demanded answers from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) amid testimony from a whistleblower, alleging that the agency interfered to prevent investigations into President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

The chairmen of the GOP-led House Oversight and Judiciary Committee sent a letter to CIA Director William Burns, asking for records relating to claims that the agency colluded with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to protect the president and his son.

“The information we recently received from the whistleblower seems to corroborate our concerns about DOJ’s deviations from standard process to provide Hunter Biden with preferential treatment,” the chairmen wrote.

“According to the whistleblower, in August 2021, when IRS investigators were preparing to interview Patrick Kevin Morris, an associate of Hunter Biden, the CIA intervened to stop the interview,” they added.

The chairmen recounted that when two DOJ officials appeared at the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, for a briefing concerning Morris, it was later communicated that Hunter’s associate could not be a witness in the investigation.

Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and James Comer (R-KY), the chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, respectively, will allow Burns to respond to their letter until April 4, 2024.

In December 2023, House Republicans launched an investigation into the CIA’s alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election over the spy organization’s efforts to conceal a story by the New York Post regarding Hunter’s infamous laptop. The agency discredited reports of the abandoned laptop as Russian disinformation.

“We understand that former intelligence officials often return to the intelligence community under private contract for their previous agencies,” Jordan wrote. “It is vital to the Committees’ oversight to understand whether any of the signatories of the public statement were actively employed by CIA as contractors or consultants at the time they signed the public statement.”

The letter comes as the CIA faces backlash for allegedly protecting political allies and creating conspiracies to undermine Republicans.

In February 2024, journalists Michael Shellenberger and Alex Gutang published a series of documents exposing the CIA. It was revealed that the agency was responsible for fabricating the lie that former President Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to win the 2016 presidential election.