In a new development, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced on Monday from the Senate floor that a Burisma executive, who is alleged to have paid President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, possesses 17 audio recordings of his interactions with them, characterizing these as an “insurance policy.”
According to Grassley, an FBI document, designated as FD-1023, was presented to the House Oversight Committee last Thursday. Grassley, who claims to have viewed the document as well, asserts that it contains a redacted reference to the executive owning 15 audio recordings of phone conversations with Hunter Biden and two audio recordings of discussions with then-Vice President Joe Biden.
In Grassley’s words:
“The 1023 produced to the House Committees redacted [a] reference that [said] the foreign national who allegedly bribed Joe and Hunter Biden allegedly has audio recordings of his conversation, with 17 such recordings.
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 further stated that the FD-1023 document suggests that then Vice President Joe Biden might have had a role in Hunter Biden’s employment at Burisma. He asserted that the Justice Department and the FBI have not demonstrated adequate scrutiny of the Biden family.
The senator then questioned U.S. Attorney Weiss about his actions concerning these alleged audio recordings involving the Bidens, which Grassley suggests are relevant to a purported high-stakes bribery scheme.
Grassley believes that obtaining the “full and complete” FD-1023 is essential for the American people to comprehend the true nature of the document, as well as to hold the Justice Department and the FBI accountable. He also highlighted the importance of such disclosure for upholding constitutional congressional oversight powers against an executive branch he perceives as being out of control and politically compromised.