GOP Senator Chuck Grassley alleges ‘scheme’ by FBI to bury information on Hunter Biden


Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is holding the FBI and Justice Department’s feet to the fire on Hunter Biden, demanding the agencies answer claims from a whistleblower they downplayed negative information on Hunter Biden in the lead up to the 2020 election.

Grassley revealed on Monday that ‘highly credible’ whistleblowers have come forward alleging a widespread effort within the FBI to discredit negative information about President Joe Biden’s son.

‘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 FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

‘The volume and consistency of these allegations substantiate their credibility and necessitate this letter,’ he noted. 

Grassley, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee which oversees the agencies, says the whistleblower alleges that was a ‘scheme’ among some FBI officials to ‘undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter’ by falsely flagging it as disinformation.

And, he claims, this all happened in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election. 

Hunter Biden has been under federal investigation on possible tax violations and has denied any wrong doing

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (left) is demanding FBI and Justice Department answer claims from a whistleblower they downplayed negative information on Hunter Biden (right) in the lead up to the 2020 election

FBI Director Christopher Wray

Attorney General Merrick Garland

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley wrote FBI Director Christopher Wray (left) and Attorney General Merrick Garland (right) demanding answers

In October 2020, one month before the election, ‘an avenue of derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed’ by a senior FBI agent at the bureau’s Washington Field office, Grassley claims. 

‘[T]he 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. 

His letter came after revelations last week that the federal investigation into Hunter Biden reached a ‘critical juncture’ and investigators are weighing whether to charge the president’s son.

The Department of Justice probe in Delaware has intensified in recent weeks over whether to bring charges on tax violations or making false statements on purchasing a gun, sources told CNN.

Hunter would have been prohibited from buying a gun at the time because of his well-documented struggles with drug addiction. 

He revealed after the 2020 election that he was being investigated on tax issues but denied any wrong doing. 

Donald Trump tried to make Hunter Biden’s business dealings an issue in the 2020 election – a charge that pleased his supporters at campaign rallies but failed to stop Biden from winning the presidency.

President Biden has denied any knowledge of his son’s business dealings and the White House has said they will stay out of any Justice Department investigations involving Hunter. 

Republicans are expected to probe Hunter’s business deals if they retake control of Congress in the November midterm election.  

David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney in Delaware, is leading the federal probe, which dates back to as early as 2018. President Biden kept Weiss on after Trump left office to continue the investigation.

Hunter has not been charged with any crimes and has denied criminal wrongdoing.

The FBI and IRS’ criminal division are among the agencies who have been involved in moving the investigations, and there have also been discussions over whether his past drug abuse could weaken their case, CNN reported.

Hunter could argue that he wasn’t aware of his actions because he was high on drugs. 

The probe is a political hot potato for Attorney General Merrick Garland. 

The Justice Department has an unwritten rule to avoid bringing politically sensitive cases within 60 days of an election, officials have noted.

But Garland would faces charges of Democratic favoritism if he holds back on Hunter with some officials arguing that rule doesn’t apply since Joe Biden’s name isn’t on the midterm ballot, which determines which party controls Congress.

Investigators were reportedly looking into allegations that Hunter (left) used his father, President Joe Biden (right), to secure business deals and lobby overseas

Investigators were reportedly looking into allegations that Hunter (left) used his father, President Joe Biden (right), to secure business deals and lobby overseas 

The intense four-year probe revealed many alarming details about the president's son

The intense four-year probe revealed many alarming details about the president’s son

Among them was Hunter's drug use. Pictured: Hunter with a crack pipe in his mouth

Among them was Hunter’s drug use. Pictured: Hunter with a crack pipe in his mouth 

Earlier this summer, DailyMail.com revealed a 2018 voicemail recording from the junior Biden’s hard drive stating the president did know about the dealings.

Joe Biden called Hunter on December 12, 2018, saying that he wanted to talk to him after reading a New York Times story about Hunter’s dealings with the Chinese oil giant CEFC.

During a July 5 White House press briefing, Biden’s spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre refused to comment on the voicemail to reporters.

‘From this podium, I am not going to talk about alleged materials from the laptop,’ Jean-Pierre repeatedly shot back when asked.

When further pushed on the contents of voicemail and if the administration is being open with the American people, she said, ‘I cannot comment on any materials from the laptop.’ 

Files on Hunter’s abandoned laptop previously disclosed and verified by DailyMail.com show that he struck a deal with the Chinese company worth millions of dollars after touting his family connections.

The Times’ 2018 story pointed out CEFC chairman Ye Jianming had been arrested in China and his top lieutenant, Patrick Ho, had been convicted in the US for bribing African officials to help Iran evade oil sanctions.

It revealed that Ye had met with Hunter at a Miami hotel in 2017 to discuss ‘a partnership to invest in American infrastructure and energy deals.’

The Times reported that when Ho was arrested, he called Joe’s brother Jim Biden – who told the newspaper that he believed the call was meant for Hunter.

The Gray Lady said it was ‘unclear whether Hunter Biden struck any business deals with CEFC’, not knowing at the time the depths of his connections with his Chinese business partners.

After seeing the story online, Joe called Hunter and left a voicemail.

‘Hey pal, it’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you,’ he said.

‘I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear. And anyway if you get a chance give me a call, I love you.’



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