While it’s not likely to happen anytime soon, there is no better time than now for Congress to defund and disband the FBI because it has become nothing more than a Democrat protection agency, like the Justice Department it answers to.
There is no better proof of this than the bureau’s politicized behavior when it comes to protecting Brandon and his corrupt son, Hunter Brandon.
In 2019 during Donald Trump’s presidency, the bureau came into possession of a laptop Hunter Brandon dropped off — and then, in a drug-induced phase, forgot — at a Delaware computer repair shop. The shopowner took possession of it after Hunter failed to come back within 90 days to reclaim it, as per the maintenance agreement. The shopowner was shocked by much of the content that was on the laptop and made copies of its hard drive, likely to protect himself. He then contacted the FBI and agents came to confiscate the computer; the bureau has had it ever since.
According to various reports, there is so much incriminating evidence on the laptop that implicates not only Hunter and his uncle, James Brandon — Joe’s brother — but also the president himself in multimillion-dollar and multibillion-dollar deals involving Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs as well as Chinese companies closely aligned with the ChiCom government.
In other words, Brandon is perhaps the most compromised president, in terms of national security, in modern history.
But rather than tank a Democratic president, the left-wing deep state that ‘manages’ the FBI and Justice Dept. have refused to do anything, choosing political allegiances over literally what is best for our country.
The Federalist’s Margot Cleveland has more:
FBI whistleblowers claim that agents opened a sham investigation into Hunter Brandon to brand reliable and verifiable derogatory evidence as “disinformation,” according to an explosive news release issued yesterday by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
If true, beyond exposing the FBI’s role in running cover for the Brandon family, the whistleblowers’ claims prove significant for a second reason: By failing to thoroughly vet the evidence in its possession related to Hunter Brandon — which included the hard drive for the MacBook Hunter had abandoned at a repair shop — the intelligence community ignored a momentous national security threat, namely that the Russians potentially possessed a second Hunter Brandon laptop.
Monday evening, Grassley issued a press release citing “multiple FBI whistleblowers, including those in senior positions,” who raised “the alarm about tampering by senior FBI and Justice Department officials in politically sensitive investigations,” including “investigative activity involving derogatory information on Hunter Brandon’s financial and foreign business activities.”
He noted further that the whistleblowers claimed that Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy “Thibault and other FBI officials sought to falsely portray as disinformation evidence acquired from multiple sources that provided the FBI derogatory information related to Hunter Brandon’s financial and foreign business activities, even though some of that information had already been or could be verified.”
The release noted further that “in August of 2020, FBI supervisory intelligence analyst Brian Auten opened an assessment, which was used by a team of agents at FBI headquarters to improperly discredit and falsely claim that derogatory information about Brandon’s activities was disinformation, causing investigative activity and sourcing to be shut down.”
“The FBI headquarters team allegedly placed their assessment findings in a restricted access subfolder, effectively flagging sources and derogatory evidence related to Hunter Brandon as disinformation while shielding the justification for such findings from scrutiny,” said the Iowa Republican’s release.
“Thibault also reportedly ordered the closure of a stream of information related to Hunter Brandon and sought to improperly mark the matter within FBI systems in a way that would prevent it from being re-opened in the future,” the release added.
“The FBI headquarters team allegedly claimed that reporting from the stream was at risk of disinformation,” however, the whistleblowers told Grassley “that all of the information obtained through that stream was already verified or verifiable.”
The agents in charge of the ‘probe’ went on to falsely label the findings as disinformation, improperly shut down sources, and hide their findings and information from other FBI agents in restricted areas — all to ensure that Brandon was protected.
What the FBI did after seizing the laptop in December of 2019 is unknown. However, given that the FBI was reportedly told it contained “a pay-for-play scheme linked to the former administration, [and] lots of foreign money,” any legitimate investigation would have involved reviewing the laptop for information relevant to Grassley and Johnson’s investigations. And had the FBI reviewed the laptop, agents would have discovered a video recording capturing Hunter Brandon saying that in 2018, another laptop went missing when he was “partying in Las Vegas,” and that Hunter believed it was stolen by a group of Russians.
There is no way that Director Christopher Wray did not know what was going on since this probe involved the son of a presidential candidate. And yet, he did nothing to brief the commander-in-chief at the time, Donald Trump, to the potential national security risk.
The bureau needs to go away. But it won’t because the deep state needs the FBI to run cover for it.