We’ve seen FBI whistleblowers flooding members of Congress with allegations of politicization, bias, and misconduct including investigations regarding Hunter Biden and President Donald Trump.
That must have been making Democrats nervous with what was being revealed. Attorney General Merrick Garland sent out a letter to Justice Department employees telling them they shouldn’t be talking to Congress, although he claimed in the letter that whistleblowers were not impeded by his letter. Sure, then why are you sending out such a letter at this time? It practically screams cover-up and that he’s trying to shut down people talking.
But if he thought that would stop things, it doesn’t sound like that’s going to work.
FBI agents are now talking through Kurt Siuzdak, who represents whistleblowers at the Bureau, and he says that they are telling him that Wray has lost control and should resign.
“I’m hearing from [FBI personnel] that they feel like the director has lost control of the bureau,” he said. “They’re saying, ‘How does this guy survive? He’s leaving. He’s got to leave.”
FBI whistleblowers talking to Congress about corruption and retaliation say in their disclosures that Mr. Wray was often notified of the problems within the bureau but never took action to resolve them.
That includes recent whistleblower disclosures to House Judiciary Committee Republicans about agents being forced or coerced into signing false affidavits, sexual harassment, and stalking claims. It also includes fabricated terrorism cases to elevate performance statistics, as reported this month by The Times.
“[The FBI agents] are telling me they have lost confidence in Wray. All Wray does is go in and say we need more training and we’re doing stuff about it, or we will not tolerate it,” Mr. Siuzdak said.
The GOP members of Congress have not been happy with the answers they have been getting from Wray about all these questions. One of the names that came out in all these complaints had been the Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office, Timothy Thibault. He had been involved in both the Hunter Biden and Trump investigations. He was just given the boot this week and walked out of the office with an escort. But when members of Congress were grilling Wray under their oversight responsibilities, Wray was not forthcoming. He said those were “ongoing personnel matters.”
When they wanted to ask him more questions for 21 minutes, Wray said he couldn’t stay because he had “catch a plane.” But as we reported, he was taking his private plane to go to his vacation home. This, despite misleading Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that he had other “business” to do.
The problem is they can’t quiet all this just by dumping Thibault and perhaps trying to shove blame off on him, there are just too many problems. If the Republicans take back Congress, they’ve already promised they are going to go after this like a dog after a bone to clean up the FBI. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said that if the FBI buried verified information against Hunter Biden by labeling it as misinformation, they are “institutionally corrupted to their very core.” The GOP needs to clean house.