In a letter from United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Chris Wray this week, the lawmaker revealed new details about the bureau’s investigation into the family of President Joe Biden.
Grassley claimed that the FBI maintained over 40 confidential human sources out of various field offices across the United States who provided criminal information relating to the president, his brother James Biden, and notably son Hunter Biden. Those confidential human sources were managed by multiple FBI field offices across the nation, including the FBI’s Seattle Field Office, the lawmaker added.
The senator said he learned that an FBI task force within the Washington Field Office sought to, and in some cases, successfully, shut down reporting and information from those sources by falsely discrediting the information as foreign disinformation.
The letter summarized the evidence he has gathered over the past two years, with the assistance of Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), along with multiple whistleblowers.
“Allegations from multiple Justice Department whistleblowers indicate there is, and has been, an effort among certain Justice Department and FBI officials to improperly delay and stop full and complete investigative activity into the Biden family,” Grassley wrote.
“Based on the information provided to my office over a period of years by multiple credible whistleblowers, there appears to be an effort within the Justice Department and FBI to shut down investigative activity relating to the Biden family,” he added. “Such decisions point to significant political bias infecting the decision-making of not only the Attorney General and FBI Director, but also line agents and prosecutors. Our Republic cannot survive such a political infection and you have an obligation to this country to clear the air.”
Grassley’s whistleblower sources have claimed that the effort to shut the investigative activity down began with an August 2020 assessment created by FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten and that the FBI sought to discredit any negative information gathered on Hunter Biden as “disinformation” as an effort to cease any investigative activity.
“In August 2020, and possibly earlier, Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten opened the aforementioned assessment, which was used by the Foreign Influence Task Force to seek out CHS holdings at FBI Field Offices across the country relating to the Biden family and falsely discredit them as foreign disinformation,” Grassley further noted.
The Foreign Connection
In his letter to Garland and Wray, Grassley further referred to a human source who alleged a bribery scheme between then Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the founder and CEO of Burisma Holdings Mykola Zlochevsky.
The source reportedly told the FBI that the Bidens had “coerced” Zlochevsky to pay them millions of dollars in exchange for their help in getting a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma, Viktor Shokin, fired.
“Our findings indicated potential criminal activity, to include money laundering, with respect to members of the Biden family and their business associates as well as strong financial connections to questionable foreign nationals and foreign government-linked corporate entities,” Grassley wrote.
The Iowa lawmaker demanded the FBI and DOJ provide answers to his letter by Nov. 17.
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