Wednesday, June 14, 2023

RE: "Malarkey".... "Where's the Money?"

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Congressional Republicans who read an FBI informant file accusing President Biden of a role in a $5 million bribery scheme said Thursday that it involved the Ukrainian company Burisma — but Biden tauntingly retorted, “Where’s the money?”

“It’s a bunch of malarkey,” Biden told a New York Post reporter when asked about the bribery claim hours after FBI Director Christopher Wray agreed to let rank-and-file House Oversight Committee members read a June 2020 document in a bid to avoid being held in contempt.

Apparently, the money---$5 grand each--- is in Joe and Hunter's bank account, according to 17 recorded phone conversations between both Joe and Hunter and the Burisma executive.

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The New York Post reported this on June 8: "Reps. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) revealed details after reading the file at the Capitol. Both said Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky allegedly told an FBI source that he paid $5 million apiece to Hunter and then-Vice President Joe Biden in an attempt to shake off a corruption investigation."

“There [were] two separate transactions, one that went to Joe Biden for $5 million, one that went to Hunter Biden for $5 million,” Luna told Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram. “There’s no doubt in my mind that Joe Biden is guilty of bribery.”

“It was all a brib[e] to get [former Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor] Shokin fired,” Greene said of the allegations against the Bidens. Shokin was fired in March 2016 and Joe Biden has publicly boasted that he leveraged $1 billion in US aid to get him thrown out of office.

Fox News reported this yesterday: "Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday that the Burisma executive who allegedly paid Joe Biden and Hunter Biden kept 17 audio recordings of his conversations with them as an 'insurance policy,' citing the FBI FD-1023 form that the bureau briefed congressional lawmakers on."

"Grassley, R-Iowa, revealed from the Senate floor Monday what was said to be a redacted reference in the FBI-generated FD-1023 form alleging a criminal bribery scheme between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national that involved influence over U.S. policy decisions."

Grassley concludes: “So, as I’ve repeatedly asked since going public with the existence of  the1023, what, if anything, has the Justice Department and FBI done to investigate? The Justice Department and FBI must show their work. They no longer deserve the benefit of the doubt.”

The documents were only shown to elected leaders after House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer subpoenaed it last month. The FBI briefed Comer and committee Ranking Member Jamie Raskin, D-Md., on the form in a SCIF on Capitol Hill but turned over the document when Comer threatened to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress. 

Grassley said the recordings were "allegedly kept as a sort of insurance policy for the foreign national in case he got into a tight spot."

"The 1023 also indicates that then-Vice President Joe Biden may have been involved in Burisma employing Hunter Biden," Grassley said.

The confidential source further detailed that conversation, suggesting to the Burisma executive that he "pay the Bidens $50,000 each," to which the Burisma executive replied, it is "not $50,000," it is "$5 million."

"$5 million for one Biden, $5 million for the other Biden," the Burisma executive told the confidential human source, according to a source familiar with the document.

The confidential source said the Burisma executive told him he "paid" the Bidens in such a manner "through so many different bank accounts" that investigators would not be able to "unravel this for at least 10 years."

The document then makes reference to "the Big Guy," which has been said to be a reference to Joe Biden.

The Burisma executive told the confidential source that he "didn’t pay the Big Guy directly." 

Sources said the Burisma executive appears to be at a "very, very high level" of the company. One source familiar suggested the confidential source could be referring to the head of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, but said the name of the Burisma executive is redacted in the document.

Remember when Biden told about when he was vice-president that he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin?

At the time, Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings, and Hunter had just been given a highly-lucrative role on the board, receiving thousands of dollars per month. The then-vice president threatened to withhold $1 billion of critical U.S. aid if Shokin was not fired.

Biden bragged that he gave Ukraine six hours to fire Shokin, who was investigating Burisma for corruption---which they did.

Burisma was seeking an opportunity to merge with or buy an energy company in the US at the time so they could go public with an IPO (Initial Public Offering) of stock in their company.

Any discovery of wrongdoing or corruption would have derailed their business plan.

The White House has maintained that President Biden has never been involved in his son's business dealings and has never discussed them with him. And it has been noted that removing Shokin was an administration policy at the time.

Yes, of course.

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