Originally published on ZeroHedge
Several FBI whistleblowers say that the agency’s probe into Hunter Biden was internally sabotaged during the 2020 election in order to derail the investigation, after agents wrongfully deemed verified evidence as “disinformation” to ignore.
According to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), agents investigating Hunter “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,” adding that his office 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.
The whistleblowers say investigators from FBI headquarters were “in communication with FBI agents responsible for the Hunter Biden information targeted by Mr. Auten’s assessment,” and that their findings on whether the claims were in fact disinformation were placed “in a restricted access sub-file” in September 2020, according to Grassley, who added that 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.”
Grassley summarized the new allegations in a Monday letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The Examiner notes that FBI agent Auten was involved in the Trump-Russia investigation, including interviewing Christopher Steele’s primary source, Igor Danchenko.
According to Grassley, the “volume and consistency” of the allegations regarding the handling of the Hunter Biden probe “substantiate their credibility.”
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. -Washington Examiner
Thibault, the FBI agent who allegedly quashed the Hunter probe, may have violated the Hatch act in 2020 after making posts on social media which were critical of then-president Donald Trump and former AG William Barr.
Also notable – Hunter had the numbers of several FBI agents in his iCloud contacts.
One of Hunters FBI contacts just got a promotion and happens to have authority and responsibility for all FBI intelligence functions… pic.twitter.com/AUlXe5b28K
— Rosie Memos (@almostjingo) July 11, 2022
Joe Biden, top Democrats, and virtually the entire mainstream media dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop story as Russian disinformation when bombshell allegations from the New York Post emerged weeks before the 2020 election. In March 2021, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report claiming that figures tied to Russian intelligence promoted “misleading or unsubstantiated allegations” about Joe Biden.
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FBI CIA NSA White House, senate, Congress, penta-goons, DOJ, and the rest of departments and agencies are all together forming one big organised global mafia disguised as US government. May the hell recall them back soon.
you are spot on. they don’t care about our country; they see it as an anachronism and just as their intent is to dismember Russia and crush the cultures of the member states of the EU out of existence, they are doing the same to America. a poll said that a third of Americans believe it will come to a shooting match with the Federal forces, to save our country, Forces that no longer represent America but some vision of empire that if they get their way will be without borders and aswirl with chaos. the dark Prince is their master
Yes, the US is completely broken and needs to be Reset :)
Not completely broken. The political process is in play to oust the corrupt deep state players. But it is a heartbreaking fact that DOJ/FBI and CIA/DIA/NSA we’re corrupted by the left wing of our country. A majority of citizens have lost faith in these institutions. Our patriots will see to a proper correction. It may take the form of an isolationist fortress America. But unless our institutions have integrity we are not the shining city on the hill giving light to the world. Much is at stake. But Putin is not the ally of the American patriot, so you can stop going there, trolls.
People who are coherent know that Putin is not our enemy and the “political process” is a bad joke. The U.S. Government has stage 4 Cancer.
Stop thinking like a child.
you got no idea what you’re talking about,these cats are easily replaced,they just pull levers and throw switches for GLOBAL capital,keep track of the davo and WEF,WTO,IMF,world bank etc etc,these guys and gals is worldwide,so too must must the resistance be,and this is,wether you kno it or not,a fight to the death.pick up a book or two,knowledge is a weapon,arm yourself
Being an “ally of the American Patriot” is not Putin’s job. Nor is he an enemy of you or any other American, unless you threaten his people and make him your enemy. He is an ally of the Russian patriot; that is his job and he is doing it extraordinarily well. I applaud him for that.
You left out every agency within HHS.
The America First movement at home will protect our borders, revive our schools, re-invigorate our industry, and dismantle FDR’s administrative state, which has become known as the deep state.
And money will grow from trees and the tooth fairy is real
is biden the anus of obomba ?? of hillary psycho clintoris ?? or the soros psycho lgtb pedo ?? theres to much climate change lets kill the FraUDIs and the black rock anus !!!!
but Victria cookies nuland nazi and Blinken the pedo lgtb terrorist are Faggots !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The FBI is the Federal Bureau of Invisibility, where evidence goes to disappear.
they take in the anus and say it was obama bin putin !!!
Here we go with the “Rabbit Holes” again.
Is Southfront going to cover the attempted COUP by Trump and his Stormtroopers Jan6 2021???
us lgbt like rigged dictatorship election to install senile hair sniffer
Surely you’re not as stoopid as your post might suggest.
Yes he sent his 70 year old storm troopers to the Capital where crying policeman called nigger opened the door to them…..then they took the tour without a guide and a man in a viking costume stole Nancy’s pen. People are pretty stupid, no doubt look at your comment. They will believe anything. Morons believe Ukraine is somehow a victim, Russia is a bad guy, there was a “coup” at the US capital. Yet Southfront for all its flaws has been pretty good at not going full retard! As the saying goes “never go full retard!” You my friend miss the mark. Your post show you are just another fucking retard!
we moron liky corrupt sleaze
So Grassley, what are you going to DO about it??
Let me guess… NOTHING as usual.