According to fresh material released on Wednesday by Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the FBI allegedly concealed information about the Biden family provided by its own confidential human sources by classifying it as “foreign disinformation.”
Grassley detailed how the FBI allegedly compromised its own sources on “criminal information” pertaining to Joe, Hunter, and James Biden in a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday.
According to Grassley, Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten purportedly assessed data from an FBI FD-1023 form obtained from a confidential human source, which claimed that Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky—the founder of the energy company Burisma—had paid Joe and Hunter Biden $5 million apiece to have prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired.
Grassley claims that the FBI attempted to refute the bribery claims by citing Auten’s analysis and a briefing with Congress in August 2020 as “foreign disinformation.”
Similarly, according to Grassley, the FBI’s Pittsburgh field office evaluated information regarding bribery allegations from March to September 2020.
The FBI misrepresented the information as coming from Rudy Giuliani, the former Trump attorney, even though it originated from a confidential human source.
As a board member, Burisma paid Hunter Biden over $80,000 a month, according to bank records made public by the House Oversight Committee in August.
When Hunter Biden joined Burisma, he had no prior expertise in the petroleum industry or with Ukraine.
According to a House memo distributed before President Joe Biden’s first impeachment inquiry hearing, the Biden family and its business allies got more than $24 million from Ukraine, Russia, China, Romania, and Kazakhstan between 2014 and 2019.
In his letter’s conclusion, Grassley requests documents pertaining to his claims and notifies the DOJ and FBI of his intention to speak with 25 persons who are purportedly connected to the whistleblower charges he has detailed. On Wednesday evening, he made the material public through a news release.