At this point, most of us know that social media platforms did everything they could to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story originally reported by the New York Post in the lead-up to the 2020 election. But, there’s new information that your own government is doing the same thing to this day.
Oddly enough, CBS News is reporting that after reviewing letters, “‘highly credible’ whistleblowers” have told Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department have carried out a “widespread effort…to downplay negative information about President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
The letter, written by Grassley and delivered to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, makes the claim that the FBI falsely portrayed “acquired evidence” pertaining to “derogatory information relating to Hunter Biden” as “disinformation.”
According to the letter:
It is further alleged that in August 2020, FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten opened an assessment which was used by a FBI Headquarters (“FBI HQ”) team to improperly discredit negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation and caused investigative activity to cease. Based on allegations, verified and verifiable derogatory information on Hunter Biden was falsely labeled as disinformation.
People familiar with the investigation said prosecutors had examined emails between Mr. [Hunter] Biden, Mr. [Devon] Archer and others about Burisma and other foreign business activity. Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop. The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation.
Concluding the letter, Grassley wrote of his expectations of Wray and Garland in providing information concerning “misconduct” within the FBI and Justice Department:
In light of the serious allegations and my ongoing investigation into Justice Department and FBI misconduct, I expect you to provide the following no later than August 8, 2022, as a preliminary matter so that Congress can perform an objective and independent review of the alleged misconduct:
1. The case file for the Auten assessment.
2. All records derived from reporting on derogatory information linked to Hunter Biden, James Biden, and their foreign business relationships that was overseen under the approval, guidance and purview of ASAC Thibault from January 1, 2020, to the present.
3. All records related to derogatory information on Hunter Biden, James Biden, and their foreign business relationships.
4. All leads sent to the WFO that were under the purview of ASAC Thibault that were ordered closed by ASAC Thibault and/or denied for opening by the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section.
5. All opened and closed cases initiated by the WFO that were under the purview of ASAC Thibault that were ordered closed by ASAC Thibault and/or denied for opening by the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section.
6. With respect to the August 2020 FBI briefing given to Senator Johnson and me:
a. A copy of the FBI 302 for the briefing;
b. All intelligence reporting, products, and analysis that formed the basis of the briefing;
c. The name(s) of the person(s) who recommended that Senator Johnson and I be briefed;
d. A description of the process for deciding to brief us; and
e. All records, including emails, relating to the briefing.
It’ll be interesting to see if the very transparent Biden regime (that’s sarcasm for those playing the home game) will be forthcoming with the information requested of them by a senior member of the Senate, like Grassley, especially considering it’s a Republican asking for it.
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