There has been new information emerging about several FBI whistleblowers, who have said that the agency intentionally sabotaged the investigation into Hunter Biden from the inside, during the 2020 Presidential Election.
Initially, agents had wrongfully deemed what came to be known as “the laptop from Hell,” as “disinformation” and chose to ignore the verified evidence.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), said agents who were responsible for investigating Joe Biden’s youngest son “opened an assessment which was used by an FBI headquarters team to improperly discredit negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation and caused investigative activity to cease.”
The senator also noted that his office had received “a significant number of protected communications from highly credible whistleblowers” regarding the investigation.
Grassley added that “verified and verifiable derogatory information on Hunter Biden was falsely labeled as disinformation,” according to the Washington Examiner.
FBI supervisory intelligence agent Brian Auten opened in August 2020 the assessment that was later used by the agency, according to the disclosures. One of the whistleblowers claimed the FBI assistant special agent in charge of the Washington field office, Timothy Thibault, shut down a line of inquiry into Hunter Biden in October 2020 despite some of the details being known to be true at the time.
A whistleblower also said Thibault “ordered closed” an “avenue of additional derogatory Hunter Biden reporting,” according to Grassley, even though “all of the reporting was either verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants.” The senator said Thibault “ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason as required” and that FBI officials “subsequently attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future,” according to the disclosures.
Investigators from FBI headquarters were “in communication with FBI agents responsible for the Hunter Biden information targeted by Mr. Auten’s assessment,” noting that findings on whether the claims were in fact disinformation were placed “in a restricted access sub-file,” according to the whistleblowers.
Grassley added that in September 2020, the disclosures “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. “
In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Grassley summarized the allegations. According to Grassley, the “volume and consistency” of the allegations regarding the handling of the Hunter Biden probe “substantiate their credibility.”
The FBI investigator named by the whistleblowers – Auten – was also involved in the Trump-Russia investigation and it was this agent who interviewed Christopher Steele – one of the architects of the fake “Steele Dossier.”
As reported by the Washington Examiner:
The assessment by Auten in August 2020 was opened the same month Grassley and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) received a briefing from the FBI “that purportedly related to our Biden investigation and a briefing for which the contents were later leaked in order to paint the investigation in a false light,”
Grassley said. The senator said Senate Democrats asked for a briefing in July 2020 “from the very same FBI HQ team that discredited the derogatory Hunter Biden information.”
The FBI inquiry into Hunter Biden reportedly began as a tax investigation, then expanded into a scrutiny of potential money-laundering and foreign lobbying; the DOJ has declined to hand over investigative details.
It was found that Hunter Biden had several FBI agents on his personal contact list – something that was revealed after hackers gained access to his iCloud account.