While appearing on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle” last Thursday, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested that the Justice Department announced its indictment against former President Trump as a way to distract from the revelations that then-Vice President Biden was paid by a Ukrainian businessman to get a prosecutor fired.
Faced with the threat of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena to turn over the document to the Oversight Committee, last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray agreed to allow committee members to view the FD-1023 detailing an allegation that Biden was involved in a bribery scheme with a foreign national.
According to Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, the source for the FD-1023 is a “highly credible” and trusted” informant with the FBI.
According to the Washington Examiner, some Republican committee members confirmed that the allegation involved the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings which was being investigated by Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin.
Republican committee members who spoke with reporters after viewing the document confirmed that the document describes allegations that Burisma Holdings paid $5 million a piece to Hunter Biden and then-Vice President Biden in exchange for Biden putting pressure on the Ukrainian government to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin.
Speaking to reporters last Thursday, Greene said the FD-1023 implicates Biden in a bribery scheme “to get Shokin fired” and end the investigation into Burisma.
During her interview with Fox’s Laura Ingraham, Greene said with the revelations in the FD-1023, “[W]e won some today.”
Greene said when she reviewed the declassified FD-1023, she “wrote down everything” she read, and some of it she could share with the public.
While speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said that the Burisma executive involved in the bribery scheme audio recordings of phone conversations he had with both Hunter and Joe Biden as an “insurance policy.”
Grassley revealed that the FD-1023 has a redacted reference to the recordings of 15 phone conversations between the Burisma executive and Hunter Biden as well as 2 phone conversations with then-Vice President Biden.