WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said in an interview earlier this week that the FBI has evidence that President Joe Biden took part in his son Hunter’s business dealings, and he asked whether the agency will investigate.
He also discussed the possibility of political bias on the agency’s part, noting at least one example of a politically biased FBI agent that suppressed an investigation into a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden that allegedly contains details about corrupt business dealings conducted by the Biden family.
The interview, conducted by FOX News on Wednesday, dealt with a letter Grassley sent last Thursday to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David Weiss, who is investigating Hunter Biden on tax and gun charges.
“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 told FOX News.
“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,” Grassley continued. “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.”
Grassley also discussed the possibility of political bias on the part of Timothy Thibault, the FBI assistant special agent in charge at the FBI’s Washington field office. Thibault has been accused of hiding information provided by former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski shortly before the 2020 presidential election.
Asked if the FBI demonstrated malfeasance based on the actions of Thibault, Grassley said, “I think we had evidence in one other Hunter Biden situation, where the political bias of a special investigator by the name of Tim Thibault. He opened up an investigation based on fuzzy information about Trump, so they investigated that, and we had evidence of possible criminality that should have been followed up, and he stopped that investigation.”
“So the fact that there’s a political bias in that instance, and plenty of other instances that we know about, raises the question that we have raised in this letter,” Grassley continued.
Grassley also stated that he would be in a “more powerful position” to investigate the Biden family business dealings if the Republicans win the Senate next month. He also said he has not received cooperation from Senate Democrats in his investigation into Hunter Biden.
In the letter, Grassley claimed that the FBI possesses evidence that President Joe Biden not only knew about his son’s business dealings with Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings but that he participated in them. Grassley also attached to the letter a contract detailing part of an arrangement made by Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s brother James Biden, and three others, including Bobulinski, designed to funnel $5 million from the now-defunct Chinese government firm CEFC to Hunter and James Biden for work done while Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States.
Grassley also noted that it is unclear if Weiss received any of the records related to CEFC or Burisma as part of his investigation into Hunter Biden. “Enough is enough – the Justice Department and FBI must come clean to Congress and the American people with respect to the steps they have taken, or failed to take, relating to the Hunter Biden investigation,” Grassley wrote.
At the close of the letter, Grassley demanded that the FBI provide the full transcript of the interview Bobulinski did with the FBI before the 2020 elections — a full, unredacted document showing all activities of Hunter Biden’s business associates, both foreign and domestic, in October 2020, all records dealing with a 2017 meeting between Joe Biden and Bobulinski, and all documents from 2014 dealing with Burisma Holdings owner Mykola Zlochevsky as well as Joe, Hunter, and James Biden.
In October 2020, the New York Post released a series of reports detailing Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings based off documents found on his laptop. While the Bidens never specifically denied the authenticity of the material, its allies, including Facebook and Twitter, took steps to suppress the story under the pretext of “misinformation” and “hacked materials” despite abundant corroboration. Mainstream news outlets began to admit the authenticity of the laptop in March 2022.
It was also revealed in mid-2021 that Weiss agreed in the summer of 2020 to hold off on seeking search warrants and issuing grand jury subpoenas related to Hunter’s foreign business dealings and potential tax violations, and that he specifically did so on the advice of unidentified “officials involved in the case” who wanted to avoid the “possibility that the investigation would become a months-long campaign issue.”
The FBI has raised doubts as to whether or not it could faithfully investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
In August, FBI whistleblowers told U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin that the agency told them not to “look at that Hunter Biden laptop.” In a letter to Justice Department special investigator Michael Horowitz, Johnson said that the FBI “cannot be trusted with the handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop,” and asked him to investigate the FBI’s handling of the laptop’s contents.
Also in August, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told podcaster Joe Rogan in an interview that the FBI contacted Facebook to suppress posts dealing with Hunter Biden’s laptop.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson earlier this month, Bobulinski said the FBI “altered history” for refusing to investigate the Bidens’ business dealings preceding the 2020 elections.
Grassley has written to Garland and Wray in the past in regard to the Bidens and their business dealings. In May, Grassley sent a letter to them noting his concern over Thibault’s conduct on social media, showing apparent animus towards Donald Trump and his supporters.
Grassley sent a similar letter in July, claiming that Thibault allowed his politics to influence his decisions as an FBI agent. Grassley sent another letter that month, claiming that whistleblowers told his office that FBI officials sought to discredit information related to Hunter Biden’s laptop and brand it as disinformation.