FBI Doc alleges Biden family received $10Mln to end Ukraine probe: MTG
US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene says that the owner of Burisma paid $5 million to Hunter Biden and $5 million to Joe Biden to fire Shokin and cease his investigation into the company.
Burisma, a Ukrainian oil industry holding firm, allegedly paid then-US Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden a total of $10 million to help halt an investigation into the company by former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, according to US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Shokin was removed from office by the Ukrainian Parliament in March 2016 after the Obama administration withdrew loan guarantees to pressure the government to remove the chief prosecutor. The chief prosecutor was looking into Burisma executive Mykola Zlochevsky for money laundering, tax evasion, and corruption.
Greene claims that Hunter Biden was appointed to Burisma's board to "solve the problems" caused by Shokin's probe. Greene believes that the owner of Burisma paid $5 million to Hunter Biden and $5 million to Joe Biden to fire Shokin and cease his investigation into the company.
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"[The head of Burisma] told the informant that he has two pieces of evidence showing proof of payment to Hunter, and specifically, Joe Biden," Greene told reporters after viewing an FBI document containing an informant’s claims about potential Biden family corruption.
Following threats by the House Oversight Committee to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena for the document, the FBI made the document available to legislators.
Greene called the alleged actions a "political bribery pay-to-play scheme" and called them "shocking." She also stated that lawmakers would continue to monitor this probe and urged the FBI to cooperate.
Earlier in March, Hunter Biden filed a countersuit against the owner of the Delaware computer shop who provided information from Biden's abandoned laptop about there being a potential influence on the US elections and improper business dealings, the Washington Post reported.
Biden filed the suit in the US District Court in Delaware, saying the store owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, had no legal right to copy and distribute his private information, WashPo reported.
Earlier this year, bank reports obtained in a subpoena have shown that a new member of Biden's family has been involved in shady business dealings, reportedly receiving a cut of some $3 million wired to Hunter Biden's business associate John R. Walker, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said on March 15th.
"There were three different Biden family members that received a cut from that $3 million, including a new Biden family member that's never before been included in any of these investigations," Comer told Fox News' America's Newsroom.
"What exactly did they do to receive that money? What was the purpose of that $3 million wire?" the Congressman wondered. "Now, that's just the first wire that we've actually been able to obtain bank records [...] There are many, many more."
Comer is set to reveal who the person in question is, though it is unclear when that is supposed to be.
The representative highlighted bank records that showed that in March 2017, Walker had $3 million wired to him by two individuals linked to the Chinese government after Biden left the vice presidency at the end of the Obama administration in 2017.
"The very next day after that wire was received, the Walker account started transferring money into three different Biden family members' accounts, including a new Biden family member that's never before been identified as someone being involved in the influence-peddling scheme," Comer told the conservative news channel.
Furthermore, the Kentucky representative said there were more Biden family members involved than Hunter Biden, dismissing the President's family's claims about the dealing being "for business" by saying, "We can’t identify any business. It appears it went into their personal account."