Sen. Chuck Grassley Questions Whether Prosecutors Have All The Evidence Against Hunter Biden Due To FBI Interference

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, questioned whether federal prosecutors have all of the relevant evidence they need to make a case against Hunter Biden after an FBI agent accused of suppressing evidence retired.

On July 25, Grassley sent a letter to Christopher Wray about FBI Agent Timothy Thibault. The first line of that letter states: “On May 31, 2022, I wrote to you regarding likely violations of Federal laws, regulations and Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) guidelines by Assistant Special Agent in Charge (“ASAC”) Timothy Thibault of the Washington Field Office (“WFO”) based on a pattern of active public partisanship in his then public social media content.”

In late August, the FBI confirmed that Thibault retired, but his retirement only confirms to some the wrongdoing of which he has been accused.

Grassley spoke from the Senate floor on Wednesday to discuss whistleblower claims against Thibault. He asked, “Some reports have noted that the Hunter Biden criminal probe is ongoing, therefore how can the allegations of Thibault shutting down investigative activity relating to Hunter Biden be credible?”

Answering his own question, Grassley said, “The whistleblower disclosures to me relate to investigative activity and avenues of information that originated separately from the ongoing Hunter Biden criminal probe. That’s why the allegations I’ve brought forward are so important – we’re dealing with a separate category of potentially criminal information relating to Hunter Biden that the FBI has within its possession.”

Later in his speech to the Senate, he confirmed that his letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray was never answered. He asked for six reasonable documents with relevant information that the Senate Judiciary Committee could use to better understand Thibault’s role in the investigation, none of which have been received.

While Thibault has denied wrongdoing in the case, the sheer number of whistleblower complaints along with the nature in which information has been withheld by the FBI, many in Congress find Thibault’s denial difficult to believe.