Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has put Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration on notice by warning that several FBI whistleblowers have come forward.
Speaking during an interview on Sunday night with former GOP congressman-turned-Fox News host Trey Gowdy, Jordan revealed that fourteen FBI whistleblowers have come forward to Republican investigators in Congress.
Jordan, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told Gowdy that the agents came forward to blow the whistle after the FBI’s raid on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home last week.
“Fourteen FBI agents have come to our office as whistleblowers, and they are good people,” Jordan said.
“There are lots of good people in the FBI.
“It’s the top that is the problem.
“Some of these good agents are coming to us, telling us what is baloney, what’s going on — the political nature now of the Justice Department — God bless them for doing it — talking about the school board issue, about a whole host of issues.”
“It is becoming a well-worn trail of agents who say, ‘This has got to stop.’
“And thank goodness for them,” Jordan added.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has also received whistleblower complaints.
Grassley said the FBI and Justice Department have been accused by “highly credible whistleblowers” of burying “verified and verifiable” dirt on Hunter Biden.
“The aforementioned allegations put a finer point on concerns that I have raised for many years about political considerations infecting the decision-making process at the Justice Department and FBI,” Grassley wrote in a letter today to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“If these allegations are true and accurate, the Justice Department and FBI are – and have been – institutionally corrupted to their very core to the point in which the United States Congress and the American people will have no confidence in the equal application of the law.
“Simply put, if a politically charged investigation is to be opened, the Justice Department and FBI have an obligation to ensure that it’s done the right way.
“Based on the allegations, that does not appear to have happened. Such improper conduct demands further explanation from the Justice Department and FBI,” Grassley wrote.
Grassley’s office also issued a statement that said:
“Multiple FBI whistleblowers, including those in senior positions, 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 to investigative activity involving derogatory information on Hunter Biden’s financial and foreign business activities.
“The legally protected disclosures to Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) suggest a political double standard has influenced and infected decisions in matters of paramount public interest.
“Whistleblowers allege that Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault disregarded agency guidelines requiring substantial factual predication to trigger investigations while declining to move forward with other investigations despite proper predication.
“Thibault and Richard Pilger, director of the election crimes branch within the FBI’s public integrity section, reportedly were instrumental in the opening of an investigation into the Trump campaign and its associates based in substantial part on information from the left-aligned organization.
“Thibault allegedly scrubbed and diluted details of the sources’ political bias from a memo seeking the full investigation, which was ultimately approved by FBI Director Chris Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“Whistleblowers claim that Thibault, Pilger and others didn’t always adhere to agency policies in their supervision of various election-related matters, including campaign finance investigations across multiple presidential election cycles.
“These claims comport with testimony from former acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, who previously told the committee that leadership within the public integrity section and election crimes branch frequently asserted authority they did not have, which frustrated and discouraged investigations,” the statement said.