Republicans release 1,000-page report on whistleblower claims of politicization at FBI and DOJ
Republican lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee have released a 1,000-page report detailing a “rampant culture of unaccountability, manipulation, and abuse at the highest level” of the FBI.
The GOP lawmakers say the report builds on several whistleblower disclosures that describe the FBI’s Washington hierarchy as “rotted at its core” with a “systemic culture of unaccountability.”
The report also accuses the bureau of “weaponizing” the federal government against its political opponents and aims to show how FBI leadership is biased against conservatives, particularly senior officials pressuring agents to reclassify cases as domestic violent extremism.
The agency has come under increasing criticism, especially since the raid in August of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. Justice Department officials have accused Mr. Trump of stashing classified documents at his home.
With Republicans expected to win the House majority in the midterm elections on Tuesday, the report is a likely outline of oversight investigations that the GOP will launch next year.
Other findings included in the report are:
• The FBI downplayed and reduced the spread of the serious allegations of wrongdoing leveled against President Biden’s son Hunter.
• The Justice Department and FBI used counterterrorism resources to target
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