GOP Leaders Demand CIA Briefing on Alleged Interference in Biden Probes

In recent news, two Republican leaders in the House of Representatives, Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. James Comer, have expressed concern about allegations that the CIA may have interfered in federal investigations regarding Hunter Biden and President Joe Biden. They sent a letter to CIA Director William Burns requesting a briefing on this matter.

The Republican leaders are seeking documents from the CIA related to its alleged interference in the IRS and the Department of Justice’s investigations into Hunter Biden. They have pointed to information provided by an IRS official in an affidavit, which they believe contradicts the CIA’s denial of the allegations. 


According to the Republicans, a whistleblower has claimed that the CIA intervened to prevent IRS investigators from interviewing an associate of Hunter Biden in August 2021, and that the CIA called DOJ members to its headquarters to emphasize that the interview should not take place.

In response to the Republicans’ letter, the CIA’s Office of Congressional Affairs director, James Catella, stated that the allegations were false. However, the lawmakers remain skeptical and have requested further details and documents from the CIA regarding the incident, which the CIA has not fully provided.

The CIA has stated that it does not obstruct investigations and cooperates with law enforcement partners, but the lawmakers are determined to get to the bottom of these allegations. They have given the CIA a deadline to schedule the requested briefing.

The concerns raised by Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. James Comer highlight the need for transparency and accountability in government agencies. They are committed to ensuring that the CIA’s actions are in line with the law and that any potential interference in federal investigations is thoroughly investigated.

Written by Staff Reports

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