The FBI has been protecting Hunter Biden —and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) wants to know why.
According to a report from Fox News, FBI Director Christopher Wray is finally acknowledging that agents within the FBI falsely labeled derogatory information on Hunter Biden as disinformation; Wray calls the whistleblower reports “deeply troubling” but Republicans want to know how far up the bias goes.
From Fox News:
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, Wray was asked by Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., about allegations “highly credible whistleblowers” at the Justice Department and FBI shared with Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office last week.
Grassley, in a letter to Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland last week, detailed the allegations and indicated that the whistleblowers said there was “a scheme in place among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation.”
The whistleblowers also alleged a “pattern of active public partisanship” at the agencies pertaining to investigations into the Trump campaign and suppression of information on the Hunter Biden probe.
“When I read the letter that describes the kinds of things that you’re talking about, I found it deeply troubling,” Wray testified Thursday.
Wray has said he will protect the whistleblowers who alleged a “pattern of active public partisanship” by Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault and others.
Agent Thibault has been removed from his supervisory role, according to Fox News.
But Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is calling for further action with regard to partisanship within the FBI, Fox Reports.
“It’s about time Director Wray acknowledges that the politicization of the FBI is ‘deeply troubling,’” Johnson told Fox News Friday. “Unfortunately, this has been obvious during his entire tenure as director, and he’s done nothing about it.”
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