Republicans on then House Judiciary Committee released a 1,000-page report on the politicization and misconduct in the FBI.
The damning file said the bureau is ‘rotted at its core,’ manipulated domestic violent extremism statistics for political purposes and downplayed investigations and ‘serious allegations of wrongdoing’ leveled at Hunter Biden.
Members of the committee also said whistleblowers have come forward with allegations of ‘rampant corruption, manipulation, and abuse’.
It details Senator Chuck Grassley’s revelation that agent Tim Thibault as part of a ‘”scheme” to discredit derogatory’ information on President Biden’s son, and caused allegations from the laptop to be ‘falsely’ labelled as ‘disinformation’.
‘The Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the stewardship of Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, is broken,’ the GOP report states. ‘The problem lies not with the majority of front-line agents who serve our country, but with the FBI’s politicized bureaucracy.’
The Republicans accuse the FBI of using counterterrorism resources to target parents during the highly divisive school board meetings in the pandemic and abusing foreign surveillance powers.
‘Over the last year, a multitude of whistleblowers have approached Judiciary Committee Republicans with allegations of political bias by the FBI’s senior leadership and misuses of the agency’s federal law -enforcement powers,’ the report adds.
‘These whistleblowers have risked their careers out of fidelity to principle and a commitment to restoring public trust in the FBI. This report begins to tell their stories.
‘Even at this early stage, one startling conclusion is clear: the FBI and its parent agency, the Justice Department, have become political institutions.’
Americans ‘deserve to have confidence that the enormous power and reach of federal law enforcement will be used fairly and free of any indication of politicization,’ the report continues.
‘The FBI has the power, quite literally, to ruin a person’s life – to invade their residence, to take their property and even deprive them of their liberty’, it adds.
In it’s first summary of the Hunter investigation, the report says there is ‘mounting evidence from the last two years’ that he ‘received preferential treatment from federal law enforcement who seemed to have turned a blind eye to the potential national security threats presented by his business dealings with Chinese, Russian and other foreign nationals.
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