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According to an attorney and former FBI agent representing FBI whistleblowers, some FBI agents think FBI Director Christopher Wray should resign because the FBI is out of control.
Last week, Timothy Thibault, an assistant special agent, left the FBI. Thibault had helped lead the FBI’s investigation of Hunter Biden but had made statements critical of former President Donald Trump on social media.
“I’m hearing from [FBI personnel] that they feel like the director has lost control of the bureau,” Kurt Siuzdak told The Washington Times. “They’re saying, ‘How does this guy survive? He’s leaving. He’s got to leave.’”
The Times reported that the FBI issued a statement to them which read:
The men and women of the FBI work hard every day to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution. All employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and we expect them to focus on process, rigor, and objectivity in performance of their duties.
Allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and referred to the Inspection Division or appropriate investigative body. In reality, the FBI is comprised of 37,000 employees who do it the right way on a daily basis to keep our nation safe by fighting violent crime, preventing terrorist attacks and defending America from espionage and cyber threats.
In late July, Iowa GOP Senator Charles Grassley wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Wray, acknowledging allegations that an FBI intelligence analyst “opened an assessment which was used by a FBI Headquarters team to improperly discredit negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation and caused investigative activity to cease.”
“It has been alleged that in September 2020, investigators from the same FBI HQ team were in communication with FBI agents responsible for the Hunter Biden information targeted by Auten’s assessment,” Grassley continued. “The FBI HQ team’s investigators placed their findings with respect to whether reporting was disinformation in a restricted access sub-file reviewable only by the particular agents responsible for uncovering the specific information.”
Last week, Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson sent a letter to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz in which he wrote, “Recently, my office heard from individuals with knowledge of the FBI’s apparent corruption. After the FBI obtained the Hunter Biden laptop from the Wilmington, DE 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.’”
“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,” Johnson continued.