FBI Informant: Ukrainian Oligarch Paid Biden Crime Syndicate Millions
Remember when Democrats attempted to impeach Trump for what Biden actually did?
This week, FBI Director Christopher Wray, under threat of contempt of Congress, delivered a June 2020 FBI whistleblower FD-1023 report from an FBI informant to House Oversight Committee members. Notably, this was in FBI hands prior to the 2020 election, but only recently were House members alerted to its existence by an FBI insider tip.
The report pertains to Joe Biden and Hunter Biden — and the latter’s corrupt pay-to-play scheme with Ukrainian oil company Burisma. According to the informant, he has evidence that in 2015, Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky paid $5 million to both then-Vice President Biden and Hunter in a scheme to stop an investigation of Burisma by former Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin.
After reviewing the report, Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) said it details “two separate transactions, one that went to Joe Biden for $5 million, one that went to Hunter Biden for $5 million.” She added, “There’s no doubt in my mind that Joe Biden is guilty of bribery.”
But connecting the payment dots to Biden will be very difficult.
As I have noted previously, the nation’s two most skilled black-bag bureaucrats in the art of using cutouts to ensure there are no direct prosecutable links to Biden, Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton were their political bag men — James Comey and John Brennan.
That being said, the informant’s claims raise the question: What influence did Joe Biden have that he could use to get Shokin off the case?
Well, in a 2018 interview, Biden himself bragged about threatening then-Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko that he would withhold a billion-dollar U.S. loan guarantee if Shokin was not fired — thus ending an investigation that could have derailed Biden’s future presidential aspirations if it had resulted in criminal prosecution of Hunter Biden.
First, recall the Democrats’ bogus impeachment of Donald Trump, accusing him of threatening to withhold aid from Ukraine if it did not press forward with investigating Hunter Biden. That impeachment began on December 18, 2019, and Trump was rightly acquitted by the Senate on February 5, 2020.
Two months before that impeachment theater began, I wrote in “Demos’ Double Standard — Biden’s Corrupt Ukraine Quid Pro Quo” about the colossal failure of the Demos’ first coup attempt to bring down Trump — the fake Russia collusion conspiracy orchestrated by a handful of high-level deep state operatives in the FBI and CIA.
Regarding Biden’s effort to extort Ukraine, I posted a video of him bragging about getting Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired in 2015 to protect Hunter Biden.
According to Biden: “I got Ukraine. And I remember going over convincing our team … that we should be providing for loan guarantees. … I was … supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from [Petro] Poroshenko and from [Arseniy] Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor, and they didn’t. So … they were walking out to a press conference, and I said, ‘No, I said I’m not going to — we’re not going to give you the billion dollars.’ They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said.’ I said, ‘Call him.’ I said, ‘I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.’ I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion, and I’m going to be leaving here.’ I said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”
If ever there was a public admission of guilt, that was it. Regarding the firing of Shokin, even The New York Times asserted, “Among those who had a stake in the outcome was Hunter Biden … who at the time was on the board of an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch who had been in the sights of the fired prosecutor general.”
This was a far more clear instance of extorting a foreign country for personal and political gain by a sitting vice president than any evidence supporting the phony impeachment accusations against Trump in 2019. It is not apparent why Democrats thought they could pull off their Trump impeachment without resurrecting the Biden extortion, other than long-serving Beltway politicos think they are bulletproof.
But, as I have observed, “If it weren’t for double standards, Democrats wouldn’t have any.” That frequently bears repeating.
In January 2020, prior to Trump’s acquittal, I outlined in “Demos Impeach Trump for What Biden Actually Did” further details about Biden’s far more egregious and verifiable actions to extort Ukraine.
Biden responded to the claims: “Where’s the money? I’m joking. It’s a bunch of malarkey.”
Good question, and House investigative efforts to follow the money are well underway – and they are not joking. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said: “Biden has lied repeatedly about his family’s business dealings. The allegations contained within the Biden bribery record track closely with [our] investigation into the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes.”
Oversight Committee ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) attempted to deflect the accusations, claiming that, in 2020, the Justice Department “terminated the investigation” into the bribery case.
But Bill Barr, who was attorney general at the time, rebuked Raskin, saying: “Mr. Raskin seems confused… The Pittsburgh office was simply adding evidence to ensure that it was not disinformation before passing it on to one of the already existing investigations underway in the department. … Nothing was closed.” In other words, Raskin, as always, is just blowing smoke.
Finally, as I emphatically declared last October, Biden is not going to be the 2024 Demo nominee, and I noted one reason might be that “a federal prosecutor may sweep up the ‘Big Guy’ in their dragnet for his corruption connections to Hunter.”
Follow the money…
UPDATE: Former Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, in an interview, has now publicly confirmed allegations regarding corruption charges associated with both Joe Biden and Hunter Biden – as disclosed by an FBI informant.