The explosive bribery charges against the president, Joe Biden, and foreign nationals were brought to the Department of Justice in 2018, two years before the whistleblower who is presently testifying before the House Oversight Committee presented them.
Former federal prosecutor Bud Cummins first drew attention to the allegations of bribery in an email sent to then-New York US Attorney Geoff Berman on October 4, 2018. He claimed to have evidence that Joe Biden had “exercised influence to protect” the employer of his son in Ukraine “in exchange for payments to Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, and Joe Biden.”
In an email obtained by John Solomon’s Just The News, Cummins stated that Yuriy Lutsenko, the prosecutor general of Ukraine at the time, wished to visit the United States to meet Berman and could provide two “John Doe” witnesses to support his allegations against the Bidens.
However, Berman never responded to the correspondence.
Instead, on December 9, 2019, during President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings, federal prosecutors covertly obtained data from Cummins’ iPhone via a grand jury subpoena to Apple, a move Cummins described as “retaliation.”
“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,” said Cummins, formerly Arkansas’ chief federal prosecutor under President George W. Bush.
“It doesn’t make much sense to investigate the guy who brings you the allegation rather than the allegation,” he said.
He said he found it “perverse that you report an allegation of a pretty serious crime and they don’t investigate [it] but they were investigating you” when he learned from Apple in October that his data had been accessed three years prior.
The DOJ received multiple warnings about the Biden family’s influence-peddling scheme between 2016 and 2020, including Cummins’ report.
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