GOP rep warns White House: Preserve Hunter Biden laptop materials, investigation to come

A GOP representative poised to take over the House Oversight Committee if the Republicans win back the House of Representatives this November has put the White House on notice: Preserve materials related to Hunter Biden’s laptop, because they might be the subject of an investigation.

According to Fox News, Rep. Darrell Issa of California notified two top White House officials — chief of staff Ron Klain and press secretary Jen Psaki — as well as social media CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to preserve all materials related to the laptop and suppression on reporting of its contents in the run-up to the 2020 election.

“I write to request you immediately initiate document preservation for all materials relating to questions, inquiry, conversation, strategy, and response, from 2020 to current, to the media reporting of the Hunter Biden laptop and/or its contents that first appeared in the New York Post on October 14, 2020,” the letters read.

“Material preservation is essential for Congress to conduct a comprehensive fact-finding investigation into actions by technology companies, media organization and political allies to suppress information and prevent public awareness of matters involving the Biden Family.”

In a statement to Fox News, Issa said suppression of the reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop, which contained sordid images of the president’s son and evidence of shady dealings in China and Ukraine, amounted to a Watergate-like scandal.

“We already know for a fact that Big Tech colluded with some of the nation’s most powerful media and most influential Democrat partisans in the intelligence community to suppress the truth, censor fact-based journalism, and cover for the Biden family,” he told Fox News in a statement.

“Now the full truth and complete accountability must follow.”

“This is the most consequential political scandal since Watergate, and it deserves an investigation in Congress no less robust and no less bipartisan than that one,” the congressman added.

Last week, after The New York Times — a longtime holdout on confirming the veracity of the laptop’s contents — admitted it was legitimate, Issa first called for an investigation in regards to how “the Democrat industrial complex colluded to suppress the Hunter Biden scandals — and during the last days of the 2020 election.”

One week later, he tweeted about his intentions to ask specific individuals, including Klain and Psaki, to preserve materials.

Two days earlier, Issa had announced his plans on the podcast of investigative reporter John Solomon.

“What I can’t live with is the fact that when the New York Post, one of the oldest print newspapers in the country, founded in 1801, comes out with credible evidence, which they can show how they got it, what their sources were — there were no hidden sources on this — they not only got shut down by … Facebook and Twitter, but they got shut down by The New York Times, by public broadcasting, by virtually everyone,” he said.