I'm going to do something a bit different. Adam Housley--who claims to have multiple FBI sources able to tell him what's up with the Biden investigations and other matters--did a brief two-tweet thread. That led to quite a few comments, which Housley in turn responded to. Many of the comments mirror the impatience and other things I see in comments here, so Housley's thread may serve as a useful vehicle to address those matters.
What I'll do is first reproduce Hously's thread, but then I'll insert the comments and Housley's responses in Q & A format. I'll also insert some comments of my own. There may be some minor editing. As you'll see, Housley begins with the business about the FBI supposedly "dropping" any Biden Inc. investigation, but the discussion branches out a bit to Durham. So here we go:
1/2 From multiple FBI sources ... No way the computer hard drive provided to the FBI nearly a year ago has been cleared. Once they received it, there were at least 3 investigations opened: money laundering, innocent images, national security. Charges? Still too early to know.
2/2 The warrant I'm told was changed to money laundering and to even open a case, the agents have to believe there's predication..."has to be enough there". The entire hard drive was cloned….each squad involved got a copy...minus any possible images involving minors.
Also ... John Paul [Isaac] was seen as a credible witness.
Q: What steps were taken to protect the minors?
A: No idea if there were minors. Any images of anyone remotely close to being younger are removed.
What he's saying here about steps to protect minors is that his FBI sources--who apparently have seen some of the contents of the hard drive--are not directly involved in the endangerment investigation and so would not have had the access to see the images. That's why they could not speak to whether any images were of minors, although it's been reliably reported through Rudy that there were minors involved.
Q: There would be enough for a public corruption case as well.
A: I was told at least 3 investigations.
Q: Why hasn’t the FBI announced any of this?
A: They wont. They are notoriously quiet about investigations.
Q: only the Director and Deputy Director have statutory authority to leak about ongoing FBI investigations. Will there be more leaks investigations after the election?
A: Zero specifics...they were careful to divulge nothing that would do anything to hurt any investigation. Soooo no...there wont be.
Housley is being careful here to protect his sources, stating that they provided no real details about the investigation so it wasn't really a leak. However, Rudy and Bannon will have plenty to say. Housley also states that there is serious concern that multiple foreign actors have had this stuff, probably IMO for years.
Q: You know right away if it was altered. An entry level NSA or FBI tech can tell you that. Who believes this garbage narrative. FBI is corrupt and no one has confidence in them. I’m sure other agencies helped to hide something this big. MSM is criminal/finished too!
A: Of course they do. Man some of you are so emotional you miss the details. Another concern is now what people do with it. Cleary they know it wasn't altered and that's one reason why it's been announced this wasn't a Russian or foreign plant.
Q: Almost a year is too early to tell? Nope. Not buying it.
A: I'm referring to when they received it. Come on people.
So, it appears Housley has heard that the investigations specific to the Hunter Biden hard drive did not start up immediately upon receipt of the hard drive. There must've been some preliminary discussions within FBI and DoJ and between the two organizations on how to handle this. More on this below.
Q: You have a bad source.
A: Sources.Q: This is the most preposterous explanation yet. I know it’s not your own explanation, Adam, however you don’t wait until every single charge is flushed [sic] out fully, you go arrest people for obv crimes & hold them until you add charges. This happens everyday in America but not to DC.A: What you all need to understand is this isn't a defense of the FBI ... it's a statement of facts that I believe to be true from people I know to be truthful. They have the same questions. Was is sat on on purpose? Was it buried under a desk? They all have theories.
It's so irritating when knuckleheads claim to know how major investigations are handled "everyday in America". So many seem to think "Lock them up!" is more than just campaign rhetoric.
Q: Adam doesnt there a come a time when you can have a million good sources and diligently report facts; but when it never amounts to anything and no one is held accountable... it doesnt matter. It's a tree falling in the woods. Groundhogs day. Its been 5 years of total air
A: Well considering that everything they've told me has come true. Also considering while you folks count 4-5 years, in reality, Durham started much more recent. We will see if nobody is held accountable. It's not on your timeline, or mine. It's about getting it right/truthful.
Q: But FBI also announced they dropped the investigation "because they doubt the story of the repair guy"
A: They didn't announce that.
Jack Posobiec isn't FBI spox. Duh!
Q: I asked once before and I’ll ask again Mr. Housley, honest question, do YOU think that maybe this time heads will roll at the FBI (or former heads)? It’s very difficult to not look at the FBI as being corrupt, and that’s sad for our country.
A: Heads will roll at the FBI. They were going to roll before this debacle.
Q: Your personal take ... you think Wray is about what’s right/truthful?
A: I think he is in over his head and became a protectionist to try and gain favor with agents. It backfired. Don't know if he is truthful/right.
Q: As a foreigner I see:
- FBI is engaged in a extremely large, complex investigation.
- Multiple countries, involving very powerful people
- Started just when impeachment heated up, AND in an election year
I think FBI is on eggshells, for Comey FUs, and to avoid appearance of same
A: That is one of the theories.
Q: When Durham investigated the FBI corruption in Boston, it took 5 years to bring the indictments. And that case was NOTHING compared to this.
This case is unprecedented in scope and complexity. The web of corruption vast and deep.
Yes, bingo. However ...
As we'll see, Durham this time around has vast resources, including not only personnel but--very importantly--technical resources he wouldn't have even dreamed of back then. He also has the unqualified support of Barr and Trump. Big differences. Still, all that has to be balanced against the unprecedented scope and complexity. Probably makes the Mueller Witchhunt look minor in scope by comparison.
Q: Do you know many other attorneys and investigators are working under Durham?A: A lot. Wray complained about the resources being used by Durham.Q: Why would the fbi, who you claim is doing an investigation of the laptop info, not protect the young girl in this?A: Never said they didn't. Gave the rundown of what happened once they got the laptop. Only those directly involved know ... a ton of incorrect speculation by reporters on this. Reporters who need to talk to those actually in the FBI.