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‘Criminal information’ on Biden family given to FBI by over 40 sources, GOP Sen says

U.S. President Joe Biden discusses the congressional stopgap government funding bill to avert an immediate government shutdown in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, 2023. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
October 27, 2023

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) revealed Tuesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) received “criminal information” on President Joe Biden and his family from over 40 confidential human sources starting when Biden was vice president during the Obama administration.

In a letter sent Tuesday night to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Grassley claimed that confidential human sources, “provided criminal information to the FBI relating to Joe Biden, James Biden, and Hunter Biden.” The FBI’s confidential human sources were managed by several FBI field offices throughout the United States, according to Fox News.

“This letter is based on years of investigation, including the provision of information, records, and allegations from multiple Justice Department whistleblowers that indicate there is — and has been — an effort among certain Justice Department and FBI officials to improperly delay and stop full and complete investigative activity into the Biden family, including but not limited to FD-1023s referencing the Biden family,” Grassley wrote in his letter to Garland.

In addition to sharing that the FBI had over 40 confidential human sources reporting on the Biden family, Grassley claimed that an FBI task force “shut down” potential investigations.

“According to information provided to my office, the Foreign Influence Task Force attempted to shut down that reporting by falsely saying it was subject to foreign disinformation,” Grassley stated.

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As an example, Grassley claimed that the FBI task force attempted to stop an investigation into an FBI FD-1023 form that suggested Joe and Hunter Biden both received $5 million from Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky in return for pressuring Ukraine to fire former prosecutor Viktor Shokin.

“In February 2020, a meeting took place at the FBI Pittsburgh Field Office with FBI HQ elements. That meeting involved discussion about investigative matters relating to the Hunter Biden investigation and related inquiries, which most likely would’ve included the case against Zlochevsky,” Grassley wrote.

In addition to the allegations outlined in Grassley’s letter, the Iowa senator requested records connected with his claims and his intention to interview 25 FBI and Department of Justice personnel associated with the claims outlined in his letter.

In a press release announcing his letter Grassley wrote, “Based on the information provided to my office over a period of years by multiple credible whistleblowers, there appears to be an effort within the Justice Department and FBI to shut down investigative activity relating to the Biden family.”

Grassley explained that the decision to “shut down investigative activity” signals a “significant political bias” that not only influenced the decisions of the attorney general and director of the FBI, but also federal agents and prosecutors.

“Our Republic cannot survive such a political infection and you have an obligation to this country to clear the air,” Grassley added.