by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
The Department of Justice meddled in the last presidential election, again, according to a new whistleblower report announced by Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley on Monday. The senator’s findings are just the latest on the mountain of evidence warranting former President Donald Trump’s proposed purge of federal agencies — a purge the regime-allied media called radical.
Senior officials within the FBI, whistleblowers claim, worked to derail the agency’s investigations into President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, over the first family’s overseas business ventures, which have been flagged by senators for potential criminal activity.
“Multiple FBI whistleblowers, including those in senior positions,” Grassley’s office wrote in a press release, “are raising the alarm about tampering by senior FBI and Justice Department officials in politically sensitive investigations ranging from election and campaign finance probes across multiple election cycles.”
Grassley’s office highlighted whistleblowers’ accusations lodged against the same people responsible for weaponizing the government surveillance state against Trump since the run-up to the 2016 election. Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault and Director of Election Crimes Branch Richard Pilger, they allege, coordinated to amplify defamatory information against Trump while giving cover to Hunter Biden.
“Whistleblowers further allege that Thibault and other FBI officials sought to falsely portray as disinformation evidence acquired from multiple sources that provided the FBI derogatory information related to Hunter Biden’s financial and foreign business activities,” Grassley’s office wrote, “even though some of that information had already been or could be verified.”
In a letter to the DOJ detailing the whistleblower allegations on Monday, Grassley condemned the agencies for undermining American elections and demanded documents for independent oversight. …
… The blockbuster whistleblower accusations merely confirm what had long been realized about the Department of Justice: The agency has become a politicized lever to persecute opponents of the Democrat regime while covering for its allies.