Attorney General William Barr knew about several investigations into Hunter Biden since at least this spring - and "worked to avoid their public disclosure during the heated election campaign," according to the Wall Street Journal.
According to 'a person familiar with the matter,' Barr "staved off pressure from Republicans in Congress for information into the investigations," while President Trump and his allies pressured Barr into pursuing Joe and Hunter Biden.
This week, Hunter Biden revealed the existence of one of the investigations after federal investigators served him with a subpoena seeking detailed financial information in connection with a criminal tax investigation by the Delaware US attorney's office.
The next day, CNN and Politico confirmed that the probe was wider than that, and covered potential money laundering and bribery in probes that date back to 2018, according to 'people familiar with the matter.'
According to the report, none of the investigations implicate Joe Biden.