According to a report published on Dec. 10 by the Wall Street Journal, Attorney General William Barr was aware of the investigation into Hunter Biden’s fraudulent dealings including overseas businesses but kept it hidden from the public, particularly during the election campaign.

The tax fraud investigation was made public on Wednesday, Dec.  by Hunter Biden himself but the attorney general had been aware of it since the beginning of the year and it was not revealed even when President Trump officially requested an investigation into his ties to foreign companies.

“I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” Hunter Biden said in a statement.

Not only would the Delaware Attorney’s Office be behind Biden’s financial dealings, but so would the New York Attorney General as part of a broader investigation described by sources familiar with the subject as an international financial investigation that began at least a year ago.

Those close to the investigation into Biden’s suspicious financial activities likewise revealed that it would have begun in 2018.

However, none of the investigations involve Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Those in charge of the investigations in Delaware and New York sought to keep the findings out of the public eye while the inquiries continued.

Other reports also state that Hunter Biden would be under investigation for money laundering.

These ongoing investigations focus on Biden’s trade agreements with CEFC China Energy, a leading Chinese energy conglomerate from which Hunter Biden received approximately $6 million in 2017 and 2018.

According to the New York Post, the son of the former vice president established a $1.5 billion private equity firm in 2013 with the help of the state-owned China Bank, a few days after flying with his father on Air Force Two direct to China.

According to a person close to Hunter’s investigation, Barr had knowledge of the fraudulent business since before the spring, although it seems that it has not yet been clarified how and in what way he found out.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Barr took steps to ensure that Republican members of Congress would not be privy to the details of the ongoing Hunter Biden investigation.

For now, President Donald Trump is upset with the news, even more so after Barr stated last week that no evidence of voter fraud has yet been found and no evidence has yet been found to change the election results, despite numerous cases of irregularities reported in different states.

On his Twitter account, the President wrote, “Why didn’t the Fake News Media, the FBI and the DOJ report the Biden matter BEFORE the Election…”