The FBI and Justice Department have been accused by “highly credible whistleblowers” of burying “verified and verifiable” dirt on Biden’s troubled son Hunter by incorrectly dismissing the intelligence as “disinformation,” according to Sen. Chuck Grassley.
The ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee made the explosive claims Monday in an official Senate letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
He insisted the allegations were so serious, they would prove — if confirmed — that both offices were “institutionally corrupted to their very core.”
“You have an obligation to the country to take these allegations seriously, immediately investigate and take steps to institute fixes to these and other matters before you,” Grassley (R-Iowa) told Wray and Garland.
……The senator said that after his earlier concerns about Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings, his office “received a significant number of protected communications from highly credible whistleblowers.”
The info was about the “FBI’s receipt and use of derogatory information relating to Hunter Biden, and the FBI’s false portrayal of acquired evidence as disinformation,” he wrote.
“The volume and consistency of these allegations substantiate their credibility and necessitate this letter,” he said.
The whistleblowers “alleged that the FBI developed information in 2020 about Hunter Biden’s criminal financial and related activity,” Grassley wrote of the key run-up to Biden’s dad’s successful presidential election.
“Based on allegations, verified and verifiable derogatory information on Hunter Biden was falsely labeled as disinformation,” he wrote.
Such action continued until at least October 2020 — a month before the election — when info was dismissed as disinformation even though it was allegedly “either verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants,” he wrote.
The assistant special agent in charge then “allegedly ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason” — and then “attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future,” he wrote.
As that information was falsely dismissed, efforts were made to “smear” those investigating Hunter as being tied to “foreign disinformation,” the senator wrote.
If these allegations are true and accurate, the Justice Department and FBI are — and have been — “institutionally corrupted to their very core to the point in which the United States Congress and the American people will have no confidence in the equal application of the law,” he wrote.
……Both the FBI and Justice Department confirmed to CBS News that the letter had been received, but both agencies declined to comment.
FBI Director Christopher Wray was on the hot seat Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on a variety of issues. As I reported earlier, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled him over the politicization of the FBI, including questions about normal patriotic symbols that they were categorizing as signs of “militia violent extremism.”
That made Wray look bad enough, as though he was ignorant about the problems in his own office and/or lying about them.
Then when he was asked about Russia collusion and the Hunter Biden laptop by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Wray managed to make it worse.
Blackburn asked if Wray would agree that Russia collusion was a “hoax.” He said that he wouldn’t use the terminology. When asked if he agreed that the Hunter Biden laptop was not Russian disinformation, he said, “I can’t comment on that.” He claimed it was an “ongoing” investigation. He wouldn’t even admit they had the laptop.
The fact that the laptop is not Russian disinformation is not part of the investigation. It would be one thing if you were asking about the investigation into Hunter Biden. If you can’t even admit to certain basic truths, that shows how compromised he, and therefore the FBI, are at this point.
So, what exactly can he comment on? All he seems to know how to do is evade questions and turn the FBI into a completely politicized mess.
Then when the senators started to call him out on it, what was his response? Sorry, guys, I can’t stick around, I have to catch a plane. Yes, he seriously said that to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
That astonished Grassley, who nailed him with a little reality, saying but you have “your own plane.”
Wray was also questioned with regard to Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault, who demonstrated a pattern of active political partisanship on his social media, declined to open or approve investigations of Hunter Biden based on partisan objectives, and tried to improperly mark investigations in the FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future.
Wray did a tap dance that would make Fred Astaire jealous:
Just like Eric Holder, James Comey, James Clapper, Hillary Clinton, Lois Lerner, Janet Napolitano, Peter Stzrok, Andrew McCabe, and every other Dem-associated tool who lied under oath and engaged in malfeasance, Wray will never be held accountable.
The FBI has a lengthy history of corruption. The bureau needs to be dismantled from the top down. The criminal elements in the agency should be indicted and prosecuted. We know that won’t happen because agencies weaponized by Dem regimes trample all over the Constitution while Congress does nothing.