President Joe Biden’s Justice Department has indicted whistleblower Gal Luft, who recently alleged that he gave the FBI evidence of Biden family corruption related to China in 2019. House Republicans investigating the Biden family said Luft is a critical witness to their investigation.
Luft was charged on Monday in the Southern District of New York with arms trafficking, sanctions violations, making false statements to federals agents and failing to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
In a video statement obtained by the New York Post last week, Luft said he provided the FBI with evidence of corruption involving the Biden family in 2019, just weeks before Biden launched his 2020 campaign.
Luft never received a response from the Justice Department, he said, until U.S. authorities arrested him in Cyprus this year on several charges, including acting as an unregistered foreign agent.
“I’ve been arrested in Cyprus on a politically motivated extradition request by the US. The US, claiming I’m an arms dealer. It would be funny if it weren’t tragic. I’ve never been an arms dealer. DOJ is trying to bury me to protect Joe, Jim&Hunter Biden,” Luft tweeted at the time.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) recently told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that Luft should be granted immunity so he can testify on the Biden family’s business dealings.
“[Luft has] a wealth of information. But they never followed up on that meeting. Instead, they arrested him in Cyprus to silence him. They could have gone to Israel. He resides in Israel. We have extradition treaties. But they instead arrest him in Cyprus,” Johnson said. “Now, he’s literally fleeing for his life right now. He’s on the run. He’s an important witness. He needs to be granted immunity to be able to testify and tell his story.”
Luft faces up to 100 years in prison if convicted.