Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, has made startling claims regarding the alleged existence of audio recordings between a Burisma executive and Joe Biden, the former Vice President, and his son, Hunter Biden. Grassley cited the FBI FD-1023 form, which he claims contains a redacted reference to these recordings, suggesting they were kept as an “insurance policy” by the executive. These allegations shed light on a potential criminal bribery scheme and the involvement of the Bidens in influencing U.S. policy decisions.
According to sources who have knowledge of the FD-1023 form, the Burisma executive is said to possess a total of 17 audio recordings. Of these, 15 are purportedly phone calls between the executive and Hunter Biden, while the remaining two involve then-Vice President Joe Biden. These recordings were allegedly kept as leverage by the executive in case of future difficulties.
Senator Grassley, in his remarks from the Senate floor, expressed his frustration with the FBI for not fully complying with the House Oversight Committee’s subpoena. Grassley stressed the need for transparency and demanded answers about the Justice Department and FBI’s actions in investigating these allegations. He believes that the American people deserve to see the unredacted document to form their own conclusions.
The FD-1023 form, which was shared with House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and Committee Ranking Member Jamie Raskin in a secure setting, discusses a confidential human source’s interactions with the Burisma executive. The source claims that the executive sought advice on gaining U.S. oil rights and getting involved with a U.S. oil company, as well as discussed Hunter Biden’s role on the board.
Furthermore, the source alleges that the Burisma executive explained the need to “pay the Bidens” due to the investigation led by Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin into Burisma. The document suggests that the payments may have been a “retainer” intended to address various issues, including the investigation. The mention of “the Big Guy” is believed by some to refer to Joe Biden, though it is unclear if the payments were made directly to him.
It is important to note that these claims are yet to be substantiated fully, and the FD-1023 form has not been made public. The White House maintains that President Biden was not involved in his son’s business dealings and did not discuss them with him. Hunter Biden himself is currently under investigation for alleged tax-related issues.
As this story continues to develop, it is crucial that the Justice Department and FBI address these allegations and provide transparency regarding their investigative actions. The American people deserve a complete understanding of the facts surrounding these claims, ensuring that any potential wrongdoing is fully investigated and justice is served.