FBI Leadership Ordered Agents Not To Investigate Hunter Biden Laptop: Whistleblowers

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Aug 25, 2022 - 05:05 PM

FBI leadership ordered agents not to investigate Hunter Biden's laptop shortly before the 2020 US election so that it wouldn't damage Joe Biden's chances of unseating Donald Trump, several whistleblowers have told Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI).

A letter from Johnson to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz asking for an investigation reads in part: "After the FBI obtained the Hunter Biden laptop from the Wilmington, Del. computer shop, these whistleblowers stated that local FBI leadership told employees, "you will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop' and that the FBI is 'not going to change the outcome of the election again," according to the Daily Mail, which has obtained the letter.

"While I understand your hesitation to investigate a matter that may be related to an ongoing investigation, it is clear to me based on numerous credible whistleblower disclosures that the FBI cannot be trusted with the handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop," the letter continues. "I hope you understand that the longer your office stands on the sidelines and delays investigating the FBI’s actions, the harder it will be for you to uncover the truth and hold individuals accountable for wrongdoing"

Horowitz previously told Johnson in Feb 2021 that he would not investigate the FBI's handling of the laptop in order to avoid interfering with a DOJ investigation into Hunter's tax matters.

The new claims come after whistleblower allegations emerged in July that in the lead-up to the 2020 election the FBI labeled the laptop as 'disinformation.'  

In October 2020, one month before the election, 'an avenue of derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed' by Timothy Thibault, a senior FBI agent at the bureau's Washington Field office, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who fielded the whistleblower complaints, claimed in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Thibault shut down the investigation despite evidence that some of the details were true, according to that whistleblower. -Daily Mail

"Allegations provided to my office appear to indicate that there was a scheme in place among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation," wrote Sen. Grassley.

The letter comes on the heels of testimony earlier this month by FBI director Christopher Wray, who said he found allegations that the agency mishandled the laptop to be "deeply troubling." It also comes as the DOJ probe in Delaware has reportedly intensified in recent weeks, with officials weighing whether to bring taxes on Hunter over tax violations or lying on a federal form while purchasing a gun - which he would have been prohibited from doing at the time due to his well-documented issues with drug addiction.