FBI Director Wray admits recent allegations of partisan bias in Hunter Biden probe are ‘deeply troubling’

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) recently revealed that, according to whistleblowers who contacted him, senior FBI officials allegedly falsely dismissed or downplayed as “disinformation” otherwise valid and verified negative information about Hunter Biden during the 2020 election cycle.

FBI Director Christopher Wray, during a committee hearing Thursday, admitted that those allegations of”politicization” within the bureau were “deeply troubling” to him, Fox News reported.

That admission came in response to questioning from Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) about the increasingly obvious appearance of partisan bias among senior FBI agents and officials during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Alleged politically biased decision-making at FBI

Sen. Kennedy’s questions and Director Wray’s response were in regard to allegations from FBI whistleblowers that Sen. Grassley had shared in a letter to Wray about a week earlier with respect to apparently politicized decisions made during the 2020 election cycle about two separate investigations into alleged wrongdoing by Hunter Biden as well as then-President Donald Trump’s campaign.

Grassley and the whistleblowers directly called out Washington Field Office Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault for allegedly improperly opening a probe into the Trump campaign based solely on unsubstantiated allegations put forward by a leftist advocacy group.

Meanwhile, Thibault and another senior agent, FBI supervisory intelligence analyst Brian Auten, allegedly took improper steps to attempt to permanently end an ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden’s dubious foreign business dealings and influence peddling by discrediting previously verified or easily verifiable “derogatory information” about Biden as baseless “disinformation.”

Wray admits allegations are “deeply troubling”

Politico reported that Sen. Kennedy pressed Director Wray during the Thursday hearing about the allegations contained in Sen. Grassley’s letter as well as clearly partisan activity on social media by Thibault and how those and other instances all fueled the public perception of improper political bias in the FBI.

“I should say that when I read the letter that describes the kinds of things that you’re talking about, I found it deeply troubling,” Wray acknowledged.

Wray went on to later say, “I feel very strongly, and I have communicated consistently since I started as director, that our folks need to make sure that they’re not just doing the right thing, that they’re doing it in the right way and that they avoid even the appearance of bias or lack of objectivity.”

Just the latest example of FBI partisanship

Were this an isolated incident, one would presume that Wray’s FBI could be extended the benefit of the doubt about the appearance of partisan politicization of the bureau, but this incident is not isolated and is merely the latest in a long series of overtly biased actions by the FBI in favor of one political faction over the other.

For what it is worth, Politico noted that both Kennedy and Wray seemed to imply that Thibault had been removed from his position of authority and could face future disciplinary actions over what he is alleged by whistleblowers to have done with regard to investigations into both former President Trump as well as Hunter Biden.

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