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FBI criminal investigation into Hunter Biden and 'his associates' remains active: reports

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A DOJ official reportedly confirmed the active money laundering investigation that was opened in 2019

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A Department of Justice official has confirmed that an FBI criminal investigation into Hunter Biden remains active, according to multiple reports.

What are the details?

Sinclair' Broadcasting Group's James Rosen tweeted Thursday, "A @TheJusticeDept official confirms that in 2019, the @FBI opened up a criminal investigation into "Hunter Biden and his associates," focused on allegations of money-laundering, and that it remains open and active today."

Rosen also interviewed former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski, who claims Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was aware of and profited from foreign business deals involving his son.

According to the report relayed through Sinclair's 190 television stations nationwide:

Bobulinksi said he was first introduced to the former vice president in May 2017 by Hunter and Jim Biden in Beverly Hills, California.

He claimed they talked about the Biden family business plans with China, despite the Democratic nominee on several occasions denying he had any involvement, including the final presidential debate when Biden said, "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life."

In reaction to Rosen's report, an FBI spokesman told the Washington Examiner, "We have no comment, in keeping with our standard practice of neither confirming nor denying the existence of an investigation."

Fox News reported last week that the laptop connected to Hunter Biden was linked to an FBI money laundering probe launched in 2019, but the outlet noted, "it is unclear, at this point, whether the investigation is ongoing or if it was directly related to Hunter Biden."

As TheBlaze previously reported:

The laptop in question has been at the center of a firestorm of controversy after the New York Post ran a story alleging that a copy of the laptop's hard drive, which was provided to them by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, contained emails from Hunter Biden to his foreign business partners, in which he appeared to leverage his relationship with then-Vice President Joe Biden and in which his partners claimed to have successfully obtained a meeting with Joe Biden due to Hunter's efforts.

Former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley reported last week on Twitter that according to "multiple FBI sources," the agency's "investigation into the laptop has been ongoing since December of 2019."

Housley added that according to the agents, "They knew right away it wasn't a Russia operation. It went right to the top of the FBI because a Biden name was attached. That's normal with any well known name. The question that needs asking, why wasn't any info about Russia/Ukraine shared with Congress?"

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