Democrats Forced to Confront Joe Biden Accusations – Democrats have a problem thanks to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s release of the FD-1023 document from June 2020 alleging that the head of Burisma Mykola Zlochevsky paid $5 million bribes to then Vice President Joe Biden and to Hunter Biden in last 2015, early 2016.
“This is old news, of course. Yesterday, the Acme Democratic Under Carpet Sweeper had somehow managed to simultaneously distract the public from the gravity of Biden’s behavior while also pretending that it was no big deal, assuming he did it, which he probably didn’t, and anyway, what about Trump?” Roger Kimball writes in The Spectator.
The FBI spent May into June stonewalling Congress and refusing to release the embarrassing report. When the report was released, the FBI insisted that it be viewed in the SCIF at the Capitol, where members examine classified material even though the document was unclassified.
Biden Defenders In Tough Spot Due To Document
Many conservatives argue Joe Biden’s defenders can no longer hide from what looks like a possible crisis for the White House.
“Now, thanks the Grassley’s efforts, almost the whole document is available to public scrutiny. Quoth the senator: ‘The American people can now read this document for themselves, without the filter of politicians or bureaucrats, thanks to brave and heroic whistleblowers.’ Yep,” Kimball writes.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, dismissed the form last month, saying the FBI closed the investigation and suggested it was moot.
If true, the allegations are damning.
The document refers to Joe Biden as “The Big Guy” and notes that the then vice-president was allegedly paid a bribe to pressure the Ukrainian government to fire its Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who had Burisma under investigation. Burisma was looking to enter the U.S. energy market at the time and needed to get rid of Shokin’s investigation.
“[The Confidential Human Source] asked Zloehevsky how many companies/bank accounts Zlochevsky controls; Zlochevsky responded it would take them (Investigators) 10 years to find the records (i.e. illicit. payments to Joe Biden). CHS told Zlochevsky if he ever needed help in the future and wanted to speak to somebody in the US government about that matter, that CHS could Introduce him to someone,” the FBI document said.
Zlochevsky allegedly told the FBI informant that he had 17 recordings of conversations with Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, including two with the then-vice-president. Joe Biden admitted in 2018 that he pressured Ukrainian President Poro Poroshenko to fire Shokin.
The term “Big Guy” was separately found in a May 2017 email from Hunter Biden’s former business partner James Gilliar describing how Joe Biden would receive 10% of the proceeds from a deal with the Chinese military intelligence-linked firm CEFC Energy. Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski also identified Joe Biden as the “Big Guy.”
The use of the term in two obscure unrelated documents could lend credibility to the FD-1023’s claims because it suggests a degree of familiarity with Joe Biden.
Snopes, however, disputes the document’s claims.
“The release of these documents confirms only that an informant told the FBI these things and an agent wrote them down, but it does not offer anything outside of hearsay as evidence. The document provides little new insight outside of confirming what was already reported by Grassley in May 2023,” Snopes said.
The informant likewise stated he could not prove anything that Zlochevsky alleged.
Former Top FBI Official Calls For Investigating Claims
“There’s more than enough here to do a full field investigation into the Bidens using every tool that the FBI has at its disposal to conduct that investigation,” former FBI Assistant Director of Intelligence Kevin Brock told America’s Real Voice. “You have enough here for a full field criminal investigation. No doubt. But beyond that, we have assertions by the CHS that the CEO of Burisma, Zlochevsky… tape recorded a lot of the conversations that he had with Hunter Biden to include two conversations directly with Joe Biden. The FBI needs to know what’s on those tapes.”
Kimball says he looks forward to the day he can say ““Well, son of a *****, the Bidens got fired.”
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.