According to letters reviewed by CBS News, Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland alleging that a source within the FBI had given him evidence that the agency was trying to discredit information about Hunter Biden.
The letter said, “The information provided to my office involves concerns 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. The volume of consistency of these allegations substantiate their credibility and necessitate this letter.”
Along with the FBI’s alleged false portrayal of Hunter Biden, U.S. Attorney David Weiss halted the investigation into Hunter Biden in 2020 because the election was coming up.
The letter continued, “First, it’s been alleged that the FBI developed information in 2020 about Hunter Biden’s criminal activity. It is further alleged that in August 2020, FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten opened an assessment that was used by an FBI team to improperly discredit negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation.
CBS News noted that financial transactions from either Hunter Biden or James Biden, Joe’s brother, were flagged by U.S. banks and that Weiss had been investigating potential tax fraud, money laundering, and influence peddling. Weiss hasn’t made a comment about whether he was aware of the FBI labeling information on Hunter as disinformation or if it had any influence on his investigation.
Grassley explained in a letter, dated May 2022, that whistleblowers have reported to him that Robert Thibault and other Justice Department and FBI employees failed to= comply with policies that require substantial factual predication when initiating an investigation.
Grassley wrote, “In light of these allegations, I remain very concerned that political bias by a select group of Justice Department and FBI officials has infected the Justice Department’s and FBI’s usual process and procedure to open and pursue high-profile and politically charged investigations.”
Grassley concluded the letter by requesting records from the FBI by August 8 and complained about how the agency is being run.
Grassley concluded, “You have an obligation to the country to take these allegations seriously; immediately investigate.”