In a startling revelation, it has come to light that bribery allegations involving President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and foreign nationals were brought to the attention of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2018, a full two years before the whistleblower currently cooperating with the House Oversight Committee made similar accusations, according to a report from The New York Post.
Former federal prosecutor Bud Cummins initially reported these allegations to then-New York U.S. Attorney Geoff Berman on October 4, 2018.
In an email obtained by Just The News, Cummins claimed to have 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.”
Cummins also stated that Ukraine’s then-Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko was willing to travel to the United States to meet with Berman and could provide two “John Doe” witnesses to corroborate the accusations against the Bidens.
Despite the gravity of the allegations, Berman never replied to the email. Instead, on December 9, 2019, during President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings, federal prosecutors obtained data from Cummins’ iPhone through a grand jury subpoena to Apple.
Cummins referred to this as seeming like “retaliation,” adding, “It doesn’t make much sense to investigate the guy who brings you the allegation rather than the allegation.”
Cummins expressed his frustration, stating, “I can’t really imagine a legitimate reason for the DOJ not to follow up on an offer like that. I felt like it was stonewalled.”
When he received a notice from Apple in October last year, informing him that his data had been accessed three years prior, he remarked, “It’s perverse that you report an allegation of a pretty serious crime and they don’t investigate [it] but they were investigating you.”
The 2018 report from Cummins was one among several red flags raised with the DOJ between 2016 and 2020 regarding the alleged Biden family influence-peddling scheme.
The FBI has held Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop since December 2019.
Additionally, Hunter’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, handed over the contents of his three devices and provided evidence of then-candidate Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s overseas business deals during a five-hour interview with the FBI just days before the 2020 election.