During its initial round of reports involving emails and photos allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden, which had been gleaned from a laptop the political scion had allegedly abandoned at a Delaware computer-repair shop (some on the left insist that the material was hacked, but they didn't dispute the authenticity), the New York Post confirmed that the FBI had taken the original laptop from John Paul Mac Isaac, the shop owner who originally reported the laptop after finding "disturbing content" on its hard drive.
To back this up, the New York Post published several documents showing the subpoena and 'Request for Property' forms from the FBI. Now, Fox News is reporting that the FBI seized the laptop for its connection with a money laundering investigation in late 2019.
According to Fox News, multiple federal law enforcement officials, as well as two separate government officials, confirmed the authenticity of these documents, which bore the signature of FBI Special Agent Joshua Wilson.
The document has a "Case ID" section, which is filled in with a hand-written number: 272D-BA-3065729.
Source: Fox News
Citing its official sources, Fox News explains that "272" is the bureau classification number for 'money laundering'. while '272D' refers specifically to "Money Laundering, Unknown SUA [Specified Unlawful Activity]—White Collar Crime Program." One official described the 'D' designation as meaning "transnational or blanket" crime.
"BA" means the report was filed at the Baltimore field office, which has jurisdiction in Wilmington, where the subpoena was carried out.
Since the FBI can't open a case without "sufficient evidence" that there was a crime committed, the paperwork suggests that the "disturbing" images that both Mac and Rudy Giuliani have alluded to might have constituted some kind of criminal activity, be it "child pornography", as Giuliani has complained, or something else.
Another document obtained by Fox News was a subpoena for JPMI to testify last December, which also suggests that laptop and the hard drive may have carried the "fruits" of criminal activity.
Source: Fox News
As he recently discussed, Giuliani, this week, turned over a copy of the hard drive to New Castle County Police Department in Delaware.
Last week, DNI John Ratclife confirmed that the Hunter Biden emails weren't a part of some "Russian disinformation campaign," and it appears Fox News' FBI sources weren't very helpful in d uncovering the nature of the crime, or the investigation, that may or may not be ongoing (since all of this apparently happened a year ago).