A U.S. senator reported on Monday that an FBI informant believes a foreign citizen has more than a dozen audio recordings of talks with President Joe Biden and his son Hunter over an alleged $5 million bribery plan involving Ukraine.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) stated that the public should be informed of the existence of an FD-1023 file in the FBI’s custody that makes reference to these tapes and has been presented to members of the House Oversight Committee with redactions.
“The 1023 produced to that House committee redacted reference that the foreign national who allegedly bribed Joe and Hunter Biden allegedly has audio recordings of his conversation with them. Seventeen such recordings,” Grassley remarked in a speech on the Senate floor.
“According to the 1023, the foreign national possesses 15 audio recordings of phone calls between him and Hunter Biden. According to the 1023, the foreign national possesses two audio recordings of phone calls between him and then-vice president Joe Biden. These recordings were allegedly kept as a sort-of insurance policy for the foreign national in case he got into a tight spot.” Grassley continued.
“The 1023 also indicates that then-Vice President Joe Biden may have been involved in Burisma employing Hunter Biden.” he added.
In order to get additional information regarding the charges from the FBI, Grassley has been collaborating with Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY), who has used the subpoena power.
After Comer threatened to hold a vote to find Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress for ignoring a subpoena to produce the document pertaining to an alleged $5 million bribery scheme between Biden and a foreign national when he was vice president, the House Oversight Committee was granted access to the FD-1023 file.
GOP members of the House Oversight Committee examined the paper and discovered a connection between the situation and the Ukrainian gas business Burisma Holdings, which for a while had Hunter Biden serve on its board.
Although the informant’s name has not been made public, Comer and Grassley have described him as a reliable FBI source. The FBI has refused to provide Congress access to the paper, claiming that doing so may jeopardize sources and investigations and that it includes unreliable material.
The investigation has been brushed off by Democrats and the White House who claim it is politically motivated.