Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa isn’t enthusiastic about the direction the woke FBI is headed and so he ripped it and its pro-left political bias in a recent statement in which he called for an investigation into one of the top FBI officials, a politicized hack who Grassley alleges “demonstrated a pattern of public partisanship.”
Grassley leveled that accusation and fired off that demand in a letter he sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
In the letter, Grassley, after spending a paragraph explaining why he has the right to oversee the FBI and request an investigation into one of its agents, lays out the case against the top agent, saying:
It has come to my attention that while serving in a highly sensitive role that includes threshold decision-making over which Federal public corruption matters are opened for investigation, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (“ASAC”) at the Washington Field Office, Timothy Thibault, likely violated several federal regulations and Department guidelines designed to prevent political bias from infecting FBI matters, including the Attorney General Guidelinesfor Domestic FBI Operations and FBI social media policies.1 Specifically, as illustrated below, based on a review of open-source content, ASAC Thibault has demonstrated a pattern of active public partisanship, such as using his official title for public partisan posts relating to his superiors and matters under the FBI’s purview, that is likely a violation of his ethical obligations as an FBI employee. Accordingly, his actions present a grave risk of political infection and bias in his official decision-making process, creating serious questions with respect to oversight of investigative matters under his purview.
Continuing, Grassley then proceeds to give examples of what the agent, ASAC Thibault, did wrong on social media that shows his partisan activities on social media, such as highly partisan articles that he posted on LinkedIn and posts that he shared on Twitter, such as a Lincoln Project tweet that included the statement, “Donald Trump is a psychologically broken, embittered, and deeply unhappy man.”
Further, Thibault has continued his highly partisan posting since the end of the Trump presidency, posting things such as this recent tweet in which he suggested that Kentucky be given to Russia.
Yet worse, Thibault was tied to the Russia Hoax, as Senator Grassley pointed out, saying:
Equally concerning is that ASAC Thibault, while overseeing and directing the FBI’s most significant Federal public corruption investigations, traveled to the Czech Republic to attend the same seminar with Bruce and Nellie Ohr in February 2016.14 At the time of the trip, Nellie Ohr was employed by Fusion GPS, which as you are aware, created anti-Trump propaganda for use by the Hillary Clinton Campaign and Democratic National Committee and was involved in the fake Alfa bank narrative. In March of this year, the Federal Election Commission fined both Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Democratic National Committee for falsely claiming money used for opposition research against candidate Trump were legal services
Of course such a person is employed by the FBI.
While it seems doubtful that the woke, leftist-leaning FBI will hold it’s anti-Trump, partisan ASAC accountable, at least Senator Grassley has drawn attention to the issue.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.
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