Chuck Grassley Says FBI, DOJ have Actively Downplayed Hunter Biden Information

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced that his office had been contacted by several “highly credible” whistleblowers who claimed that there is a deliberate and widespread effort at the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) to suppress negative information about Hunter Biden.

As reported by CBS News, Senator Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed this information in an open letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday.

“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,” Grassley wrote. “The volume and consistency of these allegations substantiate their credibility and necessitate this letter.”

According to Grassley, numerous revelations about the various scandals involving Hunter, the son of Joe Biden, were deliberately dismissed as “disinformation” or blamed on Russian intelligence operations ahead of the 2020 election. Grassley pointed to an intelligence assessment by the FBI in 2020 that was ultimately “used by an FBI headquarters team to improperly discredit negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation.”

“Based on allegations, verified and verifiable derogatory information on Hunter Biden was falsely labeled as disinformation,” Grassley continued.

As close to the election as October of 2020, a senior agent  at the FBI’s Washington Field office named Timothy Thibault ordered that “an avenue of derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed.”

“The allegations provided to my office appear to indicate that there was a scheme in place among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation,” Grassley wrote further. “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, immediately investigate.”

The efforts to suppress negative stories about Hunter Biden culminated in October right before the election, when the information found within Hunter’s laptop at a repair shop in Delaware was first reported by the New York Post. In response, several Big Tech platforms – including Twitter and Facebook – began actively censoring the story. Any users who attempted to post the URL link of the story were unable to actually post their Tweets or posts, and the mainstream media overwhelmingly dismissed the story as “Russian disinformation.” It is believed that this suppression of crucial information played a key role in Biden’s apparent defeat of President Trump that November.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 20: In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by DNCC via Getty Images) (Photo by Handout/DNCC via Getty Images)