Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley demanded the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) give Congress an unredacted brief tracing the steps agencies have taken to probe Hunter Biden’s potentially criminal business ventures.
In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, Grassley outlined the evidence against the Biden family leveraging White House connections for personal profit from overseas adversaries.
“Since May 31, 2022, I’ve written three letters to the Justice Department and FBI based on protected whistleblower disclosures that indicate a pattern and practice of political decisions being made at the FBI’s Washington Field Office (WFO) and FBI Headquarters,” Grassley wrote. “In response, my office has received a significant number of protected communications from highly credible whistleblowers which have increased since my initial outreach to your offices.”
In July, Grassley’s office published a whistleblower report revealing double standards within the FBI and DOJ related to investigations into Biden’s conduct compared to that of former President Donald Trump. Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault and Director of Election Crimes Branch Richard Pilger, whistleblowers alleged, coordinated to amplify defamatory information against Trump while giving cover to Hunter Biden, dismissing intelligence about the current president’s family as disinformation.
“Multiple FBI whistleblowers, including those in senior positions,” Grassley’s office explained, “are raising the alarm about tampering by senior FBI and Justice Department officials in politically sensitive investigations ranging from election and campaign finance probes across multiple election cycles.”
Three months later, Grassley is demanding an end to the agencies’ “continued silence” and calling on them to give Congress and the American people an update on federal investigations into misconduct that jeopardizes national security.
“Notably, the Justice Department and FBI have not disputed the accuracy of the allegations that I have made public since May 31, 2022,” Grassley wrote in a letter Thursday. “Simply put, enough is enough — the Justice Department and FBI must come clean to Congress and the American people with respect to the steps they have taken, or failed to take, relating to the Hunter Biden investigation.”
In August, another whistleblower report emerged from Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s office alleging FBI agents actively sought to dismiss incriminating evidence against the Biden family amid the 2020 election.
Multiple whistleblowers, according to Johnson’s office, “intentionally undermined efforts to investigate Hunter Biden.”
Two days later, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Facebook colluded with the FBI to suppress stories surrounding the Biden family business ventures as Americans cast ballots in October 2020.
“The FBI basically came to us and spoke to some folks on our team and was like, ‘Hey, just so you know, you should be on high alert. We thought that there was a lot of Russian propaganda on the 2016 election. We have it on notice that basically there’s about to be some kind of dump similar to that,’” Zuckerberg said on the Joe Rogan Podcast.
Earlier this month, The Washington Post reported that agents under Weiss, the U.S. attorney conducting an investigation into Hunter Biden’s potential tax crimes since 2018, “have gathered what they believe is sufficient evidence to charge” the younger Biden.
Grassley gave the FBI and DOJ an Oct. 27 deadline to issue a series of reports chronicling the FBI’s conduct since October 2020 when former Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski blew the whistle on the first family’s overseas ventures.
“I think Joe Biden and the Biden family is compromised,” Bobulinski told Fox News one week before Biden was elected president. Bobulinski warned the new president was compromised by the Chinese Communist Party in particular, which, emails indicate, was slated to funnel money to the former vice president.
Bobulinski also gave an interview to the FBI that fall outlining the conflicts of interest that surrounded Joe Biden as the new president prepared to take over the Oval Office.
“The Justice Department’s and FBI’s continued silence on these matters is deafening and further erodes their credibility,” Grassley wrote last week.
Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.
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