Hunter Biden evidence wrongly labeled disinformation by FBI: Whistleblower

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  47 comments

Hunter Biden evidence wrongly labeled disinformation by FBI: Whistleblower
The whistleblower disclosures “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," Grassley said.

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Agents investigating President Joe Biden's son "opened an assessment which was used by an FBI headquarters team to improperly discredit negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation," according to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley revealed the claim after his office received "a significant number of protected communications from highly credible whistleblowers" about the investigation. The Republican claimed one of the communications shows "verified and verifiable derogatory information on Hunter Biden was falsely labeled as "disinformation."

FBI  supervisory intelligence agent  Brian Auten  opened the assessment in August 2020 that was later used by the agency, according to the disclosures. One of the whistleblowers claimed the FBI assistant special agent in charge of the Washington field office,  Timothy Thibault , shut down a line of inquiry into Hunter Biden in October 2020 despite some of the details being known to be true at the time

A whistleblower also said Thibault “ordered closed” an “avenue of additional derogatory Hunter Biden reporting," according to Grassley, even though “all of the reporting was either verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants.” The senator said Thibault “ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason as required” and that FBI officials “subsequently attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future,” according to the disclosures.

Whistleblowers alleged investigators from an FBI headquarters team “were in communication with FBI agents responsible for the Hunter Biden information targeted by Mr. Auten's assessment” and that their findings on whether the claims were true or disinformation were placed “in a restricted access sub-file” in September 2020, according to the senator.

The whistleblower disclosures “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," Grassley said. The new allegations, summarized by Grassley in a Monday letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, were previously unknown.

The new information comes after Auten was involved in the Trump-Russia investigation, including interviewing  Igor Danchenko , the alleged main source for British ex-spy  Christopher Steele ’s dossier in 2017. Congressional sources  confirmed  to the  Washington Examiner  that Auten is the “Supervisory Intel Agent” from DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz’s 2019  report  on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse.

Grassley said the “volume and consistency” of the whistleblower allegations “substantiate their credibility.” The claims come as the  U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware  is reportedly nearing a decision on whether to charge Hunter Biden, who has  denied   any wrongdoing.

The assessment by Auten in August 2020 was opened the same month Grassley and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) received a  briefing  from the FBI “that purportedly related to our  Biden investigation  and a briefing for which the contents were later leaked in order paint the investigation in a false light,” Grassley said. The senator said Senate Democrats  asked for  a briefing in July 2020 “from the very same FBI HQ team that discredited the derogatory Hunter Biden information.”

The FBI inquiry into Hunter Biden  reportedly  began as a tax investigation, then expanded into a scrutiny of potential money-laundering and foreign lobbying, and the DOJ has  declined to hand over investigative details .

Thibault, who investigated corruption in the nation’s capital, may have violated the Hatch Act over his  social media posts criticizing then-President Donald Trump and then-Attorney General William Barr  in 2020, according to Horowitz last month.

President Joe Biden’s campaign and its allies  dismissed  the Hunter Biden laptop story as a Russian disinformation operation in October 2020. Konstantinos "Gus" Dimitrelos, a cyber expert and former Secret Service agent,  conducted a review  for the  Washington Examiner  and concluded that "the data contained on the hard drive is authentic.”

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a  report  in March 2021 concluding figures tied to Russian intelligence pushed “misleading or unsubstantiated allegations” about Joe Biden. Hunter Biden's laptop was not mentioned.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago


Is anyone really surprised by this?  Only democrat administrations, it would seem, get to investigate themselves. The Hunter Biden case screamed out for a Special Counsel Investigation, but our dishonest liberal media was silent and democrats in congress certainly weren't going to propose it. Here we have Obama's politicized FBI once again playing politics and fudging the law.


Here is Sen Grassley's letter:

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Ronin2
Professor Quiet
1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

There is no "Deep State"./S

Career assholes interjecting their politics into the work place. 

Same as happened with the Russian collusion and Steele Dossier.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    3 weeks ago

The reputation of the FBI is long gone.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
PhD Quiet
1.1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    3 weeks ago
Career assholes interjecting their politics into the work place.  Same as happened with the Russian collusion and Steele Dossier

You left out the Secret Service, no ?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

Is the investigation over?

What was the conclusion?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
PhD Quiet
1.1.4  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    3 weeks ago

Yea Vic, i know, just another of those tens of thousands of coincidences, that will never a correlation make, but give US a break. Questionably The two most crucially important days in the world of the Secret Service, and they somehow erased messages pertinent to their investigation...but as long as U believe them.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1.4    3 weeks ago

Just like you believed the Mueller team accidently erased all their communications.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
1.1.6  Ronin2  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

Ah, something go against the Jan 6th grain?

Want me to throw in the IRS hard drives that were magically destroyed but really weren't? Found sitting on a shelf at the company that was supposed to destroy them. Ooopppsss. 

How about Hillary's hard drives- that were magically erased despite repeated requests from Congress. No shackles and chains for the that queen bitch for defying Congress.

When it comes to hiding the truth and defying congressional summons the Democrats rule the roost.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
1.1.7  Ronin2  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1.4    3 weeks ago
Questionably The two most crucially important days in the world of the Secret Service,

TDS is rampant.

You really think Jan 6th ranks that highly? Forgetting the JFK assassination. The Nixon Tapes. 

This is just another fishing expedition by the Jan 6th committee. At this point they have violated so many norms I hope they do charge whomever is responsible for following through with the cell phone transfer. Depending on when the transfer took place it could be someone Brandon appointed. That would be poetic justice.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1.1.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.7    3 weeks ago

You are in denial of reality. 

Of course the attempt to steal the 2020 election is more important than Watergate. The JFK assassination is not comparable because they are two different kinds of events. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
1.1.9  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.6    3 weeks ago
No shackles and chains for the that queen bitch for defying Congress.

Don't call out the hypocrisy of the Democrats.  It makes their lemmings cry.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
1.1.10  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.8    3 weeks ago
Of course the attempt to steal the 2020 election is more important than Watergate.

The Steal Never happened !

At least we've been told that by the media, and the Jan. 6th Committee so far, that there NEVER was a Steal of an Election . 

If it never happened ......... "Where's the Beef" ?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    3 weeks ago

Objectivity of the FBI went out the window years ago.  This just confirms it.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

Ah, Hunter Biden. Was he in the oval office at the meeting in December of 2020 when the cast of weirdos and traitors discussed how to steal the election? 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 weeks ago

It didn't work John. Try again.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
3.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 weeks ago
Was he in the oval office at the meeting in December of 2020 when the cast of weirdos and traitors discussed how to steal the election? 

Holy deflection Batman!  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.3  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 weeks ago
Was he in the oval office at the meeting in December of 2020 when the cast of weirdos and traitors discussed how to steal the election? 

TDS got your tongue, JR?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 weeks ago

Exactly, whatabout...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.5  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 weeks ago

I didn't vote for Hunter.  

I voted for Joe

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
3.5.1  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @3.5    3 weeks ago

So you voted for a pay for play criminal? 

Brave of you to admit it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.5.2  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @3.5.1    3 weeks ago

No, that's what you did, voted for a lifelong thug, grifter, thief, loser, scum, #45

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

Grassley's timing is to run interference for the subject of the Jan 6 committee hearings. . 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago

Um-hum! That's what it's all about.

Do you actually believe the things you are saying?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago
Grassley's timing is to run interference for the subject of the Jan 6 committee hearings.

Is there a thing in the world you WOULDN'T believe is a deflection from Trump?

I guess that IS the result of focusing all your time and energy on Trump.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2    3 weeks ago

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Texan1211
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4.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    3 weeks ago

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.3  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago

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Greg Jones
Professor Guide
5  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

There's a lot of about the Biden crime family we need to know about.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/07/26/whistleblowers-fbi-doj-deep-state-working-overtime-to-protect-hunter-biden-n2610794?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky1

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Greg Jones @5    3 weeks ago

Great article!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Greg Jones @5    3 weeks ago

It's amazing how people will bend over backward in their attempts to separate the dementia suffering POTUS from his crackhead kids "business endeavors".  There is no way that HB could have done any of this with out DJB's involvement.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
6  Jasper2529    3 weeks ago

Senators Grassley and Johnson, Rep. Devin Nunes, Miranda Devine, FNC, Newsmax, and others have been spot-on from the get-go in exposing the truth about the Biden Family Crime Syndicate.

 
 
 
Hallux
Junior Principal
6.1  Hallux  replied to  Jasper2529 @6    3 weeks ago

Ah Miranda Devine, what a fun gal hiring Rasmussen to run some polls and advertise her 'book' on their site.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.2  Tessylo  replied to  Jasper2529 @6    3 weeks ago

No such thing.  What is a thing would be the trumpturd crime family

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
6.2.1  dennis smith  replied to  Tessylo @6.2    3 weeks ago

Trump seems to embedded in your thoughts most of the time.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  dennis smith @6.2.1    3 weeks ago

Nope but I seem to be embedded in your thoughts most of the time

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
6.2.3  dennis smith  replied to  Tessylo @6.2.2    3 weeks ago

Likewise

 
 
 
Hallux
Junior Principal
7  Hallux    3 weeks ago

Meh, today's world orbits disinformation ... it's just following 'God's' plan.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
8  Sean Treacy    3 weeks ago

The FBI may be unsalvageable.  It's obviously a partisan actor. 

Start over. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Junior Principal
8.1  Hallux  replied to  Sean Treacy @8    3 weeks ago
Start over.

That's Steve Bannon's mantra and he's a Trotskyist.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
8.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Hallux @8.1    3 weeks ago
That's Steve Bannon's mantra and he's a Trotskyist.

You are a virtuoso with  logical fallacies

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
9  bbl-1    3 weeks ago

What ever.  Durham still on the public dole, right?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
9.1  Tessylo  replied to  bbl-1 @9    3 weeks ago

We're still waiting on the indictments on the entire Obama administration from him!

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
10.1  bbl-1  replied to  Vic Eldred @10    3 weeks ago

What dirt?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
10.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  bbl-1 @10.1    3 weeks ago
What dirt?

Playing dumb is a strategy. It's not a good one. But it's a strategy. 

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
10.1.2  bbl-1  replied to  Sean Treacy @10.1.1    3 weeks ago

Did Hunter get two billion dollars from the Saudis too?  

I ask again.  What dirt?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
10.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Sean Treacy @10.1.1    3 weeks ago

Some people just can't seem to pay attention to what is going on around them.  

 
 

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