Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray calling on him not to launch any political investigations that would influence the election.
They referred in a press release to “a widely questioned article in the New York Post, that alleged to have obtained stolen Hunter Biden emails from the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani” and noted that Trump has called on the Justice Department to investigate.
After the laptop that allegedly belongs to Hunter Biden was handed to the FBI for investigation, Schumer and Wyden begged Wray not to investigate it until after the presidential election.
“The FBI must reject pressure from Donald Trump to announce investigations of Joe Biden or his family to influence the presidential election, or else it risks doing lasting harm to our democracy and national security, Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray,” the letter said.
“Following a widely questioned article in the New York Post, that alleged to have obtained stolen Hunter Biden emails from the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump has publicly called for investigations of Vice President Biden and his son,” it said.
“Giuliani has worked for months to spread false and misleading allegations about the Biden family, including working with Russian asset Andrii Derkach, who has been sanctioned by the United States for interfering in the U.S. election,” it said.
The letter did not address the potential activity that those emails uncovered, if they are true, nor did it address whether or not the senators believe the emails are legitimate.
“We are deeply concerned about the possibility that in response to these reports the Trump Administration will take actions before Election Day that would seek to damage the Democratic presidential candidate and undermine the rule of law,” the two senators said.
“The FBI has a critical role to play in safeguarding our elections and, in partnership with the Intelligence Community, is responsible for exposing and combating both foreign cyber and influence efforts targeting our electoral process,” Sens. Schumer and Wyden said.
“In carrying out this critical national security mission, law enforcement’s handling of this matter must be above politics and beyond reproach. I, therefore, urge you to resist pressure from President Trump and other partisan actors to take any actions intended to benefit President Trump politically on the eve of the election. Succumbing to such pressure would deeply undermine our national security interests and the credibility of law enforcement, and could have devastating consequences for the resiliency of our democracy,” they said.
The fact is that the FBI is supposed to remain apolitical and, if it were to honor this request, it would be doing so for a political reason. The presidential election.
It is still not known if the emails in question actually do belong to Hunter Biden, but Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican, claimed that he had independently verified the emails when he was on a Trump campaign conference call with reporters, Breitbart News reported.
“Our staff has had numerous conversations…which have independently confirmed for us that these emails are real, they’re authentic,” the representative said.
“We’re confident that that is in fact the case, and that these emails are accurate,” Rep. Jordan said.
“Hunter Biden cashed in, Joe Biden is compromised, and of course the former vice president misled the American people when he said he had no knowledge, no understanding of what his son was up to in his international business dealings,” he said.