Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley told “America Reports” Wednesday that the FBI showed clear bias by looking the other way regarding Hunter Biden’s possible criminal activity.
Grassley, a leading force in investigating alleged political bias in the FBI, sent a letter Monday demanding that top officials release records suggesting “potential criminal conduct” committed by Hunter and James Biden, who reportedly conducted business dealings with a CEFC China Energy, a Chinese government-affiliated energy company. The letter was directed to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Attorney General Merrick Garland, U.S. Attorney David Weiss in the Federal District of Delaware.
“The letter that I sent this week lets the Justice Department and the FBI know that my investigative staff have seen the documents and the information they have on possible criminal activity,” Grassley said on “America Reports.” “Now, there’s not much I can say about what’s in the documents, but I can say I know there’s reasons of legitimate allegations of potential things that need to be investigated. So our question to the department and FBI is are you aware of it and are you following up on the investigation and the public and the Congress has a right to know and things don’t look very good in the documents that we have seen.”
The letter suggested that the documents contain evidence that President Joe Biden had knowledge of and may have had involvement in his son and brother’s business dealings overseas. The senator suspected that the FBI did not follow “normal investigative procedure” in investigating the case. He also alleged that that the FBI holds documents related to a meeting between Joe Biden, James Biden, and Bobulinski in early May 2017. (RELATED: ‘Political Infection’: Chuck Grassley Accuses FBI Of Partisan Double Standard In Hunter Biden Probe)
Grassley pointed to the alleged political bias of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Timothy Thibault, who he previously accused of suppressing an investigation into Hunter’s possible unregistered foreign lobbying in overseas business deals, money laundering and tax law violations.
“We had evidence of criminality, or possible criminality, that should’ve been followed up and he stopped that investigation. So the fact that there’s political bias in that instance and plenty of other instances that we know about, it raises the questions that we have raised in this letter,” he continued.
The senator said Congress has not gotten much cooperation from Democrats on the investigation, but that he and Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson will be in a “more powerful position” to conduct the investigation more thoroughly if Republicans regain control of the Senate.
Two whistleblowers previously informed Grassley that the FBI falsely labeled reports of Hunter’s possible criminal activity in China and Ukraine as “disinformation,” resulting in the bureau’s inaction of investigating “investigative activity.”
The president’s son advised CEFC China Energy on U.S. natural gas between 2017 and 2018. The foreign energy company paid $5 million to the shell corporation he used to conduct business.