A Justice Department official has confirmed the FBI opened an investigation on Hunter Biden in 2019 on suspicion of money laundering.
The official indicated that the investigation is ongoing and active.
The FBI interviewed Tony Bobulinski – the ex-business associate of Hunter Biden – on October 23 for five hours, postponing a scheduled Senate hearing with Bobulinski to do so. Bobulinski has made allegations of criminal foreign business activity against Hunter Biden, his uncle James Biden, and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Bobulinski has given recordings, emails, and phones to both the press and the FBI to corroborate his allegations. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has also verified the materials Bobulinski has provided to it.
Bobulinksi said the FBI interview "was a very cooperative deep dive into all the facts across that time period."
The FBI has not confirmed it has the laptop data on Hunter Biden brought forward by a Delaware computer repair shop owner, as first reported by the New York Post. FBI documentation given to the shop's owner, however, indicates the FBI did indeed take the laptop into custody as part of its money laundering investigation.