Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was tenacious when he spoke to former US House Representative Trey Gowdy on Sunday night about FBI whistleblowers who were accusing the agency’s “top brass.” He was told by Gowdy that one agent’s actions in particular were crucial to establishing the two tiers of justice within the agency and were working to debunk allegations against Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, while elevating baseless allegations against President
Grassley has traditionally supported the disclosure of official whistleblowers.
“You can’t have an honest government without honoring whistleblowers; we ought to honor these patriotic Americans that when they see something wrong in government, like money being wasted or law, not being followed,” he said.
“They’re doing the right thing. But you know what, often they’re treated by other people in government like they’re skunks at a picnic, and that isn’t right. And that’s why over decades, I have been a supporter of whistleblowers and encouraged whistleblowing,” he remarked after he had submitted an explosive letter to the FBI.
Too often whistleblowers are treated like skunks at a picnic. On national whistleblower day we honor whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing in govt pic.twitter.com/3NXACos0VG
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) July 30, 2022
The letter that started it all was reported on by Breitbart News, who stated: “Grassley, who penned a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland saying that sources within the bureau showed him evidence of attempts to downplay or discredit information about Hunter Biden, said the effort to label reports about the younger Biden as “disinformation” was ‘political interference’ by the FBI.”
The letter was covered by Catherine Herridge of CBS News, who also shared a link to the report:
“NEW: Multiple “highly credible” FBI whistleblowers have come forward to senior Senate Republican @ChuckGrassley alleging widespread effort to downplay or discredit negative information about the President ‘s son Hunter Biden, according to letters.”
NEW: Multiple “highly credible” FBI whistleblowers have come forward to senior Senate Republican @ChuckGrassley alleging widespread effort to downplay or discredit negative information about the President 's son Hunter Biden, according to letters @CBSNews https://t.co/hw5kGiTFVv pic.twitter.com/xAgMcpdXMu
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) July 26, 2022
Wray also received a direct personal note from Grassley telling him to start considering ending his prejudice and to be ready to discuss it at a future session. Grassley seems prepared for “Bear” during the meeting on Thursday.
“@FBI Director Wray is coming before the Senate Judiciary Cmte this Thursday. I expect him to answer on how he’s going to stop #PoliticalBias at the FBI,” Grassley posted.
FBI Director Wray is coming before the Senate Judiciary Cmte this Thursday. I expect him to answer on how he’s going to stop political bias at the FBI pic.twitter.com/arEHCBCe0f
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) July 31, 2022
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
And Grassley named the man, Agent Thibault, who the whistleblowers pointed to who he was told was creating the double standards with specific examples of when this agent did the most damage to the American public by creating a false narrative around the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop- claiming that it was all ‘disinformation’- which ignited Grassley into action, according to the letter Grassley sent.
“We had concrete information about of lot of things of Hunter Biden has done, and he stopped that and labeled it as disinformation,” Grassley told Gowdy. “Now, that is political interference in the FBI. And it is going to cause people to lose credibility in the FBI, and every citizen ought to have the most confidence you could ever have an agency like the FBI.”