Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) launched a probe on Wednesday into the intelligence community's obstruction of a 2020 Senate investigation of Hunter Biden.
Jordan, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines requesting more information on the matter.
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"Although the FBI claims that the briefing focused on Russia, the information that Floris and Benavides conveyed to the Senators 'consisted primarily of information that [the Senators] already knew and information unconnected to [their] Biden investigation,'" Jordan wrote.
"The briefing, the existence of which was later leaked, hampered the Senators' investigation into Hunter Biden’s financial connections to foreign governments and foreign nationals," Jordan added.
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"The 2020 inquiry was opened by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and the allegations concern a briefing held on Aug. 6 of that year by the FBI's deputy assistant director for counterintelligence at the time, Nikki Floris, and then-Section Chief of the Foreign Influence Task Force Bradley Benavides," Newsmax reported.
"Grassley and Johnson have claimed that the briefing interfered in their investigation into the Biden family's business practices," it continued.
Jordan's letter also requested documents involved in the case that he believes played an important role in influencing voters during the 2020 presidential election.
The probe is in addition to an ongoing investigation by the House Oversight Committee into allegations over the Biden family's bribery deals with international businesses.
Tens of millions of dollars were reportedly involved during the years President Joe Biden served as vice president under then-President Barack Obama.
The tensions continue to grow in the investigation as more information is released and Biden moves forward with his 2024 reelection bid.