Last month, the FBI raided the home of Dennis Cain. Cain is a whistleblower who had documents and information on the Clinton Foundation, Robert Mueller and Uranium One. The FBI seized the documents he had despite Cain telling them he was a whistleblower and had turned the information over to the Inspector General and to Congress.
That immediately raised two questions.
Were they doing that because they were seriously going after the Clinton Foundation and others?
Or were they doing that to try to get rid of information that could harm the Clinton Foundation or others? Or to potentially intimidate the witness?
And now Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley is demanding answers from the FBI.
From Daily Caller:
The whistleblower, Dennis Cain, who was once employed by an FBI contractor, reportedly turned over documents to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding the bureau’s failure to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the Russian company that purchased Uranium One.
Horowitz subsequently deemed Cain a whistleblower protected under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act, Cain’s lawyer, Michael Socarras, told TheDCNF.
Grassley sent a letter to Wray on Nov. 30 asking pointed questions about the raid on Cain’s private residence in Union Bridge, Maryland.
The Iowa Republican sent a separate letter to Horowitz on Nov. 30 seeking Cain’s documents and citing TheDCNF’s reporting.
Despite informing them he was a recognized whistleblower, the FBI ignored him and ransacked his home for six hours with 15 agents as he sat terrified in his living room.
According to his attorney, Cain had followed all procedures for whistleblowers in his actions and turning over the information to the IG. And the IG had personally hand-delivered them to the Senate and House Intelligence Committees.
Grassley wants answers as to what the FBI was doing with the raid on Cain, what’s the reason for it and he wants them to turn over the warrant they obtained for the raid.
He asked if “the FBI consider[s] Mr. Cain’s disclosures to be protected” and if they were “aware at the time of the raid that Mr. Cain had made what appeared to be lawful disclosures to the Inspector General? If so, was the FBI aware that these disclosures were passed to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, per the [act]?”
The House is planning to hear testimony on Dec. 5 from U.S. Attorney John Huber about the DOJ and FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation and whether the Clinton Foundation engaged any improper activities.