Hawkeye State Senator Chuck Grassley is writing a lot of letters, these days —but isn’t getting many answers.
According to a report from Fox News, Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says whistleblower allegations reveal a “deeply rooted political infection” within the FBI.
“In an Aug. 17 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, the Iowa Republican demanded an accounting for alleged political bias influencing high-level investigations, particularly out of the FBI’s Washington, D.C., office.,” Fox News reports.
“Starting on May 31, 2022, I’ve written three letters to you regarding political bias that has infected the FBI’s Washington Field Office,” Grassley writes. “Two of those letters provided specific and credible allegations based on numerous whistleblowers that have approached my office with information that one can only conclude is indicative of a deeply rooted political infection that has spread to investigative activity into former President Trump and Hunter Biden.”
Grassley has yet to receive any substantial response from the FBI.
From Fox News:
A former DOJ official tells Fox News that Senate Republicans are taking a hard look at “much-needed” structural changes to the FBI, and that Grassley’s inquiry signals the first step in that process.
Grassley is seeking a comprehensive organizational breakdown of the Washington Field Office to see how it is staffed and who is responsible for the units and squads within the office.
“As you are aware, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Tim Thibault is not the only politically biased FBI agent at the Washington Field Office,” Grassley writes. He added that “the FBI answers to Congress and the American people.”
Grassley gave FBI Director Christopher Wray until August 31st to respond.
Continue reading over at Fox News:
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