Sen. Grassley: DOJ, FBI Allegedly Part of 'Scheme' to Bury Hunter Biden Stories

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    The Facts

    • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Mon. said "highly credible" whistleblowers have come forward alleging a widespread effort by the FBI to discredit negative information about Pres. Biden's son Hunter.

    • In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and AG Merrick Garland, Grassley said the whistleblowers claim the FBI deliberately and falsely portrayed negative headlines about Hunter Biden as a "foreign disinformation campaign."


    The Spin

    Right narrative

    If these allegations are true, the FBI and DOJ will lose whatever faith Americans still had in the institutions. Beyond showing judicial favoritism for a sitting president's son, this news shows the lengths to which many high-level government officials went to shield Biden from bad publicity in 2020 and help his election campaign.

    Left narrative

    The right is trying to turn a story about Hunter Biden into one about his father. Besides the obvious fact that these are two completely separate individuals, the case against Hunter may never even come to fruition. Whether charges are brought or not, we should remember that this is a story about Hunter, not the president.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 26% chance that Joe Biden will be re-elected President of the United States in 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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