Law enforcement had knowledge of the Biden family business and alleged wronging for years before the FBI obtained Hunter Biden’s laptop. Despite the warnings of whistleblowers and lawmakers, government agencies appeared uninterested in pursuing any suspicious evidence. Even years later, government agencies appear uninspired by the mounting evidence.
Below is a timeline of the government’s knowledge of the Biden family’s alleged wrongdoing, according to whistleblowers, the 2020 Senate report, and Hunter Biden’s laptop from hell:
1) January 2009-2017: Joe Biden received Secret Service protection when he was vice president.
2) January 2009-2014: Hunter Biden was a U.S. Secret Service protectee.
3) May 12, 2014: Burisma announced the addition of Hunter Biden to its board of directors, stating, “Biden will be in charge of the [Burisma] Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations.”
4) May 2014: David Wade, former Secretary of State John Kerry’s chief of staff, briefed Kerry about press inquiries related to Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Chris Heinz, the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry.
5) February 2015: Senior State Department official George Kent raised concerns about the perception of a conflict of interest regarding Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board.
6) October 2015: Senior State Department official Amos Hochstein raised concerns with then-Vice President Biden, as well as with Hunter Biden, that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma Holdings’ board enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.
7) November 2015: Burisma hired Blue Star Strategies, a Democrat lobbying firm, linked to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and instrumental in Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin’s firing.
8) October 4, 2018: Bud Cummins, a former federal prosecutor, first reported bribery allegations to then-New York U.S. Attorney Geoff Berman in an email claiming he had evidence that Joe Biden had “exercised influence to protect” his son’s Ukrainian employer “in exchange for payments to Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, and Joe Biden.”
9) October 12, 2018: Hunter Biden, a drug user, applied to buy a handgun.
10) October 2018: Hunter Biden’s gun was thrown by his wife, Hallie, into a trash can behind a grocery store, only to return later to find it gone. The Secret Service claims it has no record of its agents investigating the incident.
11) August 2019: Released documents made public as a result of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and investigative reporting brought public attention to the Biden family business in the Obama administration.
12) November 15, 2019: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote a letter to the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to obtain Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) on individuals and entities, including Hunter Biden, Burisma, and others.
13) December 2019: FBI gains possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop.
14) December 8, 2019: Former Secretary of State John Kerry tells a reporter he has no awareness of Hunter Biden on Burisma’s board during his time at the State Department.
15) June 30, 2020: FBI has FBI informant form that the “big guy” was involved in a $5 million influence peddling scheme.
16) July 13, 2020: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to the FBI to express a purported belief that Congress is the subject of a foreign disinformation campaign.
19) October 14, 2020: The New York Post reported on the “laptop from hell” and a few days later, Politico published the letter declaring the laptop reporting Russian disinformation, citing 51 intelligence officials.
21) October 23, 2020: Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski told two FBI agents that Joe Biden stood to earn a 10 percent cut from Hunter and Jim Biden’s CEFC China Energy Co. joint venture.