Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa has stated that the FBI whistleblowers he’s been in contact with have revealed an alleged political bias within the agency that has significantly influenced high-level investigations, particularly regarding the workings of the office in our nation’s capitol.
Grassley, the ranking GOP member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has put together several letters addressed to FBI Director Christopher Wray, requesting an accounting for the “deeply rooted political infection” inside the bureau.
“Starting on May 31, 2022, I’ve written three letters to you regarding political bias that has infected the FBI’s Washington Field Office,” Grassley stated in a letter dated Wednesday.
“Two of those letters provided specific and credible allegations based on numerous whistleblowers that have approached my office with information that one can only conclude is indicative of a deeply rooted political infection that has spread to investigative activity into former President [Donald] Trump and Hunter Biden,” the letter continued.
Here are a few more nuggets of important information from the report:
Grassley, citing information from “numerous” whistleblowers, said the FBI approved probes into the Trump campaign based on questionable information, and “shut down investigative activity and sources, which included verified and, information, relating to Hunter Biden.”
In a July 18 letter to Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, Grassley said FBI whistleblowers allege a pattern of political bias from high-ranking officials, including Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault.
Grassley said whistleblowers told him that DOJ and FBI employees must follow strict substantial factual predication guidelines in opening an investigation and that Thibault did not follow these guidelines, specifically regarding the probe of the Trump campaign and 2020 electors. Grassley said that investigation was spurred by news articles that relied on information from American Oversight, a “liberal” government watchdog.
In the latest letter that Grassley wrote, he asks Wray to give a “comprehensive organization chart” for the field office in D.C.
“The purpose of this request is to better understand how the Washington Field Office is staffed, who is responsible for the units and squads within the office and to prepare for future congressional interviews,” Grassley stated in the letter. “As you are aware, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Tim Thibault is not the only politically biased FBI agent at the Washington Field Office.”
He then remarked, “The FBI answers to Congress and the American people, so please provide the comprehensive organization chart no later than August 31, 2022.”
Grassley is right on the money. The FBI should be accountable to Congress and the American people. They are not to be used as puppets to exact revenge or to target folks because the current administration considers them a threat to the future political aspirations of a sitting president.
Let’s hope that the red wave becomes a reality this November. Because if it does, we will see investigations launched into the raid on former President Donald Trump’s home, which, if carried out correctly and followed up on, could provide enough pushback to stop the weaponization of these agencies against the American people.
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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