The FBI months ago gathered what agents believed was sufficient evidence to chargethe president’s son, with crimes related to taxes and making a false statement when purchasing a gun, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
Evidence gathered by FBI and IRS investigators was sent to the US Attorney’s office in Delaware, according to the sources.
A spokesperson for the Trump-appointed US Attorney in Delaware declined to comment. The Washington Post was first to report that the agency had provided evidence of alleged crimes to federal prosecutors.
Chris Clark, an attorney for Biden, criticized the FBI in a statement to CBS News, accusing someone within the agency of leaking information from grand jury proceedings, which would be a felony he expects “the Department of Justice will diligently investigate and prosecute.”
“As is proper and legally required, we believe the prosecutors in this case are diligently and thoroughly weighing not just evidence provided by agents, but also all the other witnesses in this case, including witnesses for the defense. That is the job of the prosecutors ,” Clark said.
A source close to Hunter Biden told CBS News that Biden’s team believes that this leak was driven by frustration inside the FBI over the time it is taking prosecutors to deliberate over this case. Biden’s team believes the bureau is trying to pressure prosecutors to act.
The FBI has been facing increasing pressure from Republicans in Congress over assertions that it is making decisions based on