Hunter Biden $10M Influence-Peddling in Ukraine Confirmed
Republicans’ long-held suspicions regarding Hunter Biden’s lucrative job at a Ukrainian energy company were confirmed this week in a document unveiled Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA).
The document is an FD-1023, a form used by the FBI when obtaining raw data from an unverified individual. Sen.Grassley made the document public after the FBI refused to do so, given its potential impact on the 2024 election.
Hunter worked for Burisma Holdings from 2014-2019, earning massive amounts of money despite having no qualifications for the job. According to a whistleblower who spoke with the FBI in June 2020, Burisma officials thought Hunter was “stupid” and were paying him to obtain political protection from his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden.
In March 2016, then-Vice President Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in funding to Ukraine unless its government fired prosecutor Viktor Shokin. At the time, Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings.
As explained in the FD-1023, Burisma founder and CEO Mykola Zlochevsky was confident that then-Vice President Biden would protect the company from “all kinds of problems” including Shokin’s investigation and help Burisma get into the US stock market.
Furthermore, Burisma executives are said to have obtained nearly 20 covert voice recordings (a common practice in post-Soviet countries) involving Biden family members – including President Biden.
Included in the four-page document is the source’s recollection of comments made by Zlochevsky during a 2016 meeting with an FBI informant. The source was present at the meeting, which took place in a coffee shop in Vienna, Austria. The meeting occurred around the time then-Vice President Biden made public statements about Shokin being a corrupt prosecutor.
When it was suggested to Zlochevsky that he hire an attorney for $50,000 to litigate the Shokin issue, he laughed and said, ‘It costs $5 million to pay one Biden and $5 million to pay another Biden.’ The source understood this comment to mean that Zlochevsky had paid both Hunter and President Biden so that Shokin would be sacked.
Zlochevsky later suggested that he was being forced to pay the Bidens to ensure that Shokin was dealt with and added that it would ‘take a decade to find all the bank records of illegal payments to President Biden.’
The FD-1023 does not support President Biden’s long-standing claims about not being involved in his son’s overseas business ventures. Information presented by the IRS earlier this week suggests the President may also have been involved in Hunter’s tax crimes.
“For the better part of a year, I’ve been pushing the Justice Department and FBI to provide details on its handling of very significant allegations from a trusted FBI informant implicating then-Vice President Biden in a criminal bribery scheme,” said Grassley. “While the FBI sought to obfuscate and redact, the American people can now read this document for themselves, without the filter of politicians or bureaucrats, thanks to brave and heroic whistleblowers.”
The FBI reprimanded Grassley for publishing the document, stating that it had “repeatedly explained to Congress, in correspondence and in briefings, how critical it is to keep this source information confidential.”
The information contained in the FD-1023 “tracks closely with the evidence uncovered” by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, added committee chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY). “In the FBI’s record, the Burisma executive claims that he didn’t pay the ‘big guy’ directly but that he used several bank accounts to conceal the money,” added Comer. “That sounds an awful lot like how the Bidens conduct business: using multiple bank accounts to hide the source and total amount of the money.”
Writing on Twitter after Wednesday’s hearing, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) went so far as to suggest the FD-1023 contains information related to US involvement in the war between Russia and Ukraine: “Is this why Biden has America involved in the war in Ukraine? … Joe Biden is a criminal and is compromised! And he is leading us into WWIII because Zelensky has proof of more Biden crimes.”
Author’s Note: We can assume the FD-1023 is “unverified” simply because the FBI does not want to verify it. As stated in the linked article published by The Hill, the FBI’s source has been described by both Democrats and Republicans as “credible.”