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The Continuing FBI Scandal
I was going to name this post something like Another Day Another FBI Scandal, but I reconsidered. The reality of what has happened to the FBI goes back to Robert “Bob” Mueller taking control and bringing overtly political DoJ lackeys like Andrew Weissmann (but many more) into top leadership positions at the FBI. This continued with the transformation of the FBI from a law enforcement organization into an intelligence organization—top heavy with politically oriented analysts and lawyers rather than investigators. In that regard, one of the allegations in Grassley’s letter (more below) is that a fairly senior FBI manager in the Washington Field Office was openly engaged in partisan politics:
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. ... My letter also invited individuals, including current and former government employees, to contact me and my office to confidentially report allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and gross mismanagement by FBI and Justice Department(“Department”) officials including, but not limited to, ASAC Thibault. In response, my office has received a significant number of protected communications from highly credible whistleblowers.
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That transformation has included a close integration of the FBI with other international intelligence organizations, largely under the control of the Globalist West, as well as a heavy focus on domestic political dissent. While it’s true that this focus can be seen already during the Louis Freeh years, the organizational transformation that put all of this on steroids occurred during the long Mueller years. I say “long” because, at the request of Obama (and confirmed by the Senate 100-0), Mueller stayed as Director for two years beyond the normal ten year term. Does that surprise anyone?
I have little to add to the news accounts of the latest revelations of the FBI coverup of the activities of the Biden Crime Family in the leadup to Election 2020. You can read about it at a number of sites. Larry Johnson has Chuck Grassley’s letter to Wray and Garland embedded in his post, along with a more general video with Tucker:
The Washington Examiner has good coverage, too:
The focus on a “whistleblower” is important, because it’s always better to be led to paydirt by an insider rather than relying on FOIA. Along those lines, Red State sketches out the way this worked, quoting from Grassley’s letter. It sounds as if there may be more than one whistleblower. It’s worth quoting Red State, which in turn highlights significant portions of Grassley’s letter:
According to letters reported by CBS News, Iowa Republican Senator Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on July 25, wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland alleging that sources within the FBI presented to him evidence of continuing attempts to discredit information about Hunter Biden.
So, “sources”, plural. Not just one source.
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 and consistency of these allegations substantiate their credibility and necessitate this letter.
Again, “the volume and consistency of these allegations” signifies that this could be very bad news for the people involved in the coverup.
The seriousness of the tone of Grassley’s letter cannot be overstated. He continued:
First, it’s been alleged that the FBI developed information in 2020 about Hunter Biden’s criminal financial and related activity. It is further alleged that in August 2020, FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten opened an assessment which was used by an FBI Headquarters (“FBI HQ”) team to improperly discredit negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation and caused investigative activity to cease.
Yes, that’s the same Brian Auten who was the top “analyst” involved in the Russia Hoax and who ignored Danchenko’s admissions regarding the fictitious nature of the Steele “dossier”. This type of coverup is beginning to look like a speciality for this goofball.
“Improperly discredit Hunter Biden information as disinformation”? California Democrat Representative and serial liar extraordinaire, Adam “Russia! Russia! Russia!” Schiff was unavailable for comment.
“In light of these allegations,” wrote Grassley:
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.
The problem is that there never really seems to be any serious pushback on the part of FBI managers with regard to this activity. It’s obviously gratifying that multiple FBI employees apparently leapts at the opportunity to tell Grassley and his staff about the FBI’s serious problems. I’ll withhold judgment. Perhaps one or more of these whistleblowers is in a management position—for the good of the FBI I hope so. My fear is that Mueller’s FBI established de facto political tests for promotion.
After listing multiple serious examples of alleged improprieties by the FBI and DOJ, Grassley wrapped up his letter by requesting records from the FBI and DOJ by August 8 — while also alleging that Wray and Garland “have systemic and existential problems within” their respective agencies.
Attorney General Garland and Director Wray, simply put, based on the allegations that I’ve received from numerous whistleblowers, you have systemic and existential problems within your agencies. You have an obligation to the country to take these allegations seriously and immediately investigate.
Kudos to Grassley — but what took him so long?
The bottom line:
While Senator Grassley’s strongly word letter and August 8 deadline to Wray and Garland was a good play — regardless of whether either one or both comply — it doesn’t take a proverbial rocket scientist to suggest that these two guys, particularly Garland, have been in the on the fix from the nanosecond the Hunter Biden laptop story first broke; if not before.
Based on what we’ve learned from the revelations of Zhou and Hunter’s influence peddling in Ukraine, the informed guess would have to be that the Biden Crime Family activities were well known to the FBI years before 2020. Don’t forget, the FBI had an office in Kiev, so they would have been close to the situation. They also had multiple corruption investigations ongoing that involved Ukraine. And then there were the investigations implicating Hunter and Zhou in influence peddling with China. So, yeah, this knowledge has to go back to the Obama years.
Did you notice something missing in the above? It’s not just my selection of quotes—it really missing from the entire story, and every other story I’ve seen so far. There is no mention of Bluto Barr. Let’s have a show of hands out there: Who thinks Barr didn’t know about these highly credible allegations re Zhou and Hunter? About the laptop? C’mon, who’s kidding whom?
Red State’s Mike Miller asks re Grassley: “what took him so long?” It really does look like the whole thing was an Establishment play. The real question might be: What has made it possible for Grassley to come out in the open with the secret that the entire Establishment was in on.