The laptop allegedly belonging to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was reportedly subpoenaed in 2019 in connection with a money laundering investigation, according to Fox News.
“The FBI’s subpoena of a laptop and hard drive purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden came in connection with a money laundering investigation in late 2019, according to documents obtained by Fox News and verified by multiple federal law enforcement officials who reviewed them.” Fox News reported.
Fox News explained that “The document has a “Case ID” section, which is filled in with a hand-written number: 272D-BA-3065729. According to multiple officials, and the FBI’s website, “272” is the bureau’s classification for money laundering, while “272D” refers to “Money Laundering, Unknown SUA [Specified Unlawful Activity]—White Collar Crime Program,” according to FBI documents. One government official described “272D” as “transnational or blanket.””
Fox News’ sources said that the “BA” in the Case ID “indicates the case was opened in the FBI’s Baltimore field office.”
A government official explained to Fox News that “The FBI cannot open a case without predication, so they believed there was predication for criminal activity. This means there was sufficient evidence to believe that there was criminal conduct.”
Another official supported this, saying, “If a criminal case was opened and subpoenas were issued, that means there is a high likelihood that both the laptop and hard drive contain fruits of criminal activity.”