(DCWatchdog.com) – In a powerful rare on-camera rebuke of a top-level US official involved in Hunter Biden’s highly questionable federal investigation, a Republican US Senator slammed FBI Director Christopher Ray for ruining the agency’s credibility through “travesty” and “political bias.”
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During a Senate Homeland Security hearing on Tuesday, US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) issued a stern critique of FBI Director Christopher Wray’s management of the Hunter Biden case.
During his remarks, Johnson recited parts of a letter penned by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa to both Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, which the FBI demonstrated “political bias” in its probe into President Joe Biden’s son.
“The problem I have is I simply cannot trust what the FBI is providing me, and I don’t say that with any joy in my heart,” Johnson declared.
He lamented the erosion of trust in the FBI, stressing the need for restored credibility and integrity.
“That’s a travesty. The American people want to believe and have trust in the FBI. We want credibility, integrity restored to the institution, but Director Wray, you have not done that since assuming office, and I can go through a long laundry list of the reasons why that trust has been violated. I don’t have it right now,” the Wisconsin Republican argued.
Johnson extended an offer to discuss these matters in detail with Wray, emphasizing the necessity for transparency.
“I’m happy to sit down and meet with you and go over these things in detail, but I would say, because ask me, ‘What can we do to restore trust?’ Start being transparent,” he said.
Wray countered Johnson’s assertion about public distrust in the FBI, pointing to the surge in applicants for special agent positions.
“I do not accept the characterization of our performance in this particular case —” Wray began but was interrupted by Johnson.
“That’s not how I characterized it. I’m talking about partisanship at the top with some specific partisan actors. I said the vast majority of the 33,000 are people with integrity,” the congressman interjected.
The FBI director reacted by highlighting his Republican allegiance.
“And the idea that I, as a Republican appointee, I’m a lifelong Republican, am biased in the way that you are describing makes absolutely no sense,” Wray asserted.
“I’m happy to read you chapter and verse of all the reasons why that credibility has been destroyed,” the lawmaker hit back.
Evidence mounting that the @FBI implemented a scheme to label any derogatory information on the Bidens as foreign disinformation.
Director Wray has an obligation to be transparent and restore integrity to his agency. pic.twitter.com/8ot5zVPkKd
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) October 31, 2023