Allegations have emerged suggesting that the Bidens engaged in bribery, coercing a foreign national to pay them $10 million in bribes. These claims were brought to light during an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the FD-1023 confidential human source report. While the extent of the FBI’s investigation into these explosive claims remains unknown, sources indicate that the bureau has been uncooperative.
Senator Chuck Grassley recently revealed that a foreign national, identified as Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma, possessed 17 audio recordings implicating the Bidens in a pay-to-play scandal. According to the FD-1023 report, two of these recordings involved calls between Zlochevsky and then-Vice President Joe Biden. Sources familiar with the investigation have now disclosed that the report indicated the Bidens coerced Zlochevsky into paying the bribes, adding credibility to the confidential human source’s account.
The FD-1023 report documented conversations between the confidential human source and Zlochevsky, where the source advised Zlochevsky to distance himself from the Bidens in the 2015-2016 period. After Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, Zlochevsky expressed concern that an investigation would expose his payments to the Biden family, including a $5 million payment to Hunter Biden and a $5 million payment to Joe Biden. The report indicated that Zlochevsky claimed the Bidens had coerced him into making these payments.
In response, the confidential human source expressed hope that Zlochevsky had taken necessary precautions to protect himself. Zlochevsky then revealed that he had recorded conversations with Hunter and Joe Biden, emphasizing that he had never directly paid the “Big Guy” and that unraveling the money trails would take years. These details lend plausibility to Zlochevsky’s claims regarding the existence of recordings implicating the Bidens. Additionally, it is worth noting that the FBI considered the confidential human source a highly credible source, as confirmed by Senator Grassley and House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer.
The FBI’s actions regarding these allegations and the FD-1023 report remain unclear. The bureau has neither confirmed nor denied whether the Department of Justice under then-Attorney General William Barr sent the report for further investigation in Delaware. The FBI allowed Representative Jamie Raskin to falsely represent that the investigation had been closed, leading Barr to correct the record publicly. Furthermore, sources familiar with investigative procedures suggest that there was insufficient time to properly probe the matter between the interview with the confidential human source and the closing of the assessment at FBI headquarters.
It is notable that the FBI has not provided any information regarding the steps taken to investigate the claims outlined in the FD-1023 report. Additionally, there is no independent confirmation from Delaware suggesting that any investigative actions were pursued. This raises concerns that the FBI may have neglected to thoroughly examine the evidence. On the other hand, records released by the House Oversight Committee in May provided concrete evidence of a pattern of public corruption involving foreign nationals and Joe Biden. As more banking records and whistleblower revelations continue to emerge, it becomes increasingly apparent that unraveling the complex payment path involving Joe Biden will require significant scrutiny.