Was there ever a time when the American people trusted the FBI less than they do now? The agencie's public image has taken a serious hit these past few years, and it's easy to see why. Just look at the Biden bribery probe as a key example. The whole thing started when Kentucky Representative James Comer asked for documents that pointed to the alleged involvement of then-Vice President Joe Biden in a $5 million bribery scheme.
At first, the FBI refused to acknowledge that the documents even existed. It was only after the document was subpoenaed that the FBI said it existed, but they “couldn't provide it” because it could endanger a source or compromise future investigations. Finally, after a lot of back and forth, the agency agreed to bring the potentially-damning evidence to Congress this week. The bribery claim was made in either 2017 or 2020 and centers chiefly on the relationship between Hunter Biden and a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.
This is important because, shortly before Hunter Biden joined Burisma, the White House granted Ukraine $50 million to “help its energy sector” and for election security. Given the level of corruption we already know about, it's vital that the FBI turn over all documents and evidence that would allow America's elected representatives to fully examine the extent of Joe Biden's involvement in his son's schemes. If you'd like to read more about the ongoing Biden bribery probe, please read this article from The New York Post. An excerpt of the article has been copied below:
“Trust but verify” was how President Ronald Reagan described his view of agreements with the Soviet Union. The same mindset should apply to dealing with the FBI, though recent history suggests it’s wiser to drop the “trust” part and go straight to “verify.”
The organization previously known as the world’s premier law enforcement agency is increasingly seen by many Americans as the armed wing of the Democratic Party.
Almost as troubling, no one in a position of authority in the agency, the Justice Department or the White House seems to understand the long-term implications or care enough to repair the FBI’s shredded credibility.
That’s the big takeaway from the agency’s bitter battle with congressional Republicans.
Instead of trying to demonstrate that he was dealing honestly with legitimate demands from elected officials, Director Christopher Wray created the impression that he believes the agency is exempt from oversight and can tell Congress to take a hike.