A recent development in the ongoing investigation into the Biden family has shed light on an FBI informant’s claim of bribery. United States Attorney David Weiss confirmed that the FBI informant form, which alleges that President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden received $10 million in bribes from Mykola Zlochevsky, is indeed part of an ongoing investigation. As details emerge, questions surrounding the alleged coercion, audio recordings, and the response from key figures involved continue to swirl.
Allegations of Bribery and Coercion
House Oversight Committee Republicans revealed that an FBI informant possesses evidence suggesting that Hunter and Joe Biden each received $5 million from Mykola Zlochevsky, following Joe Biden’s threat to withhold aid to Ukraine unless a prosecutor was fired. The informant claims that the Bidens coerced the Burisma executive into paying them the alleged bribes. Additionally, the informant asserts that Zlochevsky kept 17 audio recordings of his conversations with Hunter and Joe Biden as an “insurance policy.”
Weiss’s Confirmation and Ongoing Investigation
When questioned by Sen. Lindsey Graham, U.S. Attorney David Weiss stated that the inquiries related to the allegations contained in the FBI FD-1023 form are tied to an ongoing investigation. Weiss cited the ongoing nature of the investigation as the reason for his inability to comment further on the matter. This aligns with Weiss’s previous statement regarding the investigation into Hunter Biden, indicating that the probe is still in progress despite a recent plea deal.
Differing Perspectives on the Case
While Weiss and his team consider the investigation to be ongoing, Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Chris Clark, had a contrasting understanding of the situation. Clark expressed his belief that the five-year investigation into Hunter Biden had been resolved with the announcement of two agreements between his client and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. The discrepancy in views adds another layer of complexity to the case.
Implications of Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal
Hunter Biden’s plea deal, which excludes the alleged $10 million “bribery” scheme, has drawn attention. Under the deal, Hunter Biden will reportedly face no jail time but will plead guilty to two federal tax violation charges and one violation of gun laws. The decision to charge Hunter Biden ultimately rested with Weiss. However, Attorney General Merrick Garland had previously stated that he would personally need to authorize any potential charges against the president’s son.
Controversy Surrounding the Investigation
IRS whistleblowers have claimed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) twice prevented Weiss from pursuing stronger charges against Hunter Biden. Additionally, Garland declined to appoint a special counsel in the tax investigation, which some argue could have provided a level of separation between Joe Biden and the DOJ. These allegations have raised questions about potential interference and the independence of the investigation.
As the investigation into the alleged Biden bribery scheme continues, the involvement of an FBI informant and the ongoing nature of the case have created significant intrigue. With differing perspectives on the resolution of Hunter Biden’s investigation and the controversy surrounding potential interference, the case remains highly contentious. As more information unfolds, the public eagerly awaits further developments in this complex and politically charged investigation. Share your thoughts on these allegations and their potential implications in the comments below and join the conversation.