A group of GOP senators are demanding Attorney General Merrick Garland appoint a special counsel to investigate ‘any wrongdoing’ by the first family as details related to an alleged $5 million ‘arrangement’ for an exchange of money for policy decisions between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national continue to surface.
According to a ‘highly credible’ whistleblower, an internal FD-1023 memo created in 2020 based off information from a highly-paid FBI informant apparently details the alleged bribe.
Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., JD Vance, R-Ohio, and Mike Braun, R-Ind., state in their letter that ‘the outstanding allegations of potential corruption and wrongdoing on the part of multiple members of the Biden family are deeply concerning, to say the least.’
‘Given these concerning allegations that continue to come to light with each passing day, we urge you to appoint a special counsel to investigate any wrongdoing by President Biden and his family in their business dealings,’ the senators continue.
A group of GOP senators are demanding Attorney General Merrick Garland appoint a special counsel to investigate ‘any wrongdoing’ by the first family
Grassley said the executive from Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings Limited kept 17 audio recordings of phone calls as an ‘insurance policy’ – specifically 15 wit Hunter and two with Joe.
He claims they were kept as an ‘insurance policy’ in case the foreign national was in a ‘tight spot.’
The form also indicates that then-Vice President Joe Biden may have been involved in Burisma – which employed Hunter Biden at the time, Grassley continued.
DailyMail.com reached out to DOJ for a response on the demands outlined in the Republicans’ letter.
A source familiar confirmed to DailyMail.com that the Burisma executive referred to Joe Biden as the ‘Big Guy’ according to the 1023 form.
Grassley also slammed the FBI for finally agreeing to show lawmakers a redacted version of the FD-1023 form ‘on the same day’ that the Department of Justice announced a 37-count indictment of former President Donald Trump for alleged mishandling of classified records.
Trump was arraigned Tuesday in Miami and pleaded ‘not guilty’ to all 37 counts.
‘Two standards of justice in this country will turn our constitutional Republic upside down,’ Grassley said on the Senate floor Monday.
‘Thanks to the political infection within the Biden Justice Department and FBI, we’re well along the road for that to happen.’
On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz questioned the FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate regarding the FD-1023 form.
Abbate told the Texas senator that he would not comment on the form or its contents.
‘I’m just not going to comment on information we’ve received investigations or other matters.’
Cruz fired back, accusing Abbate and the FBI at large of ‘stonewalling and covering up serious allegations of evidence of corruption from the President.’
After a long back-and-forth between the FBI and congressional Republicans, including a threat of holding the director in contempt of Congress, Wray finally allowed the form to be viewed by lawmakers in a secure setting last week.
After reviewing the document last week House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., told reporters the accusations contained in the form ‘suggests a pattern of bribery’ consistent with findings the committee has put out publicly.
It’s called ‘money laundering,’ he said, saying it fits within the pattern of over $1 million in Romanian-linked payments to the Biden family revealed last month.
However, Grassley slammed the FBI for the ‘disrespect’ it has shown Congress in the manner it allowed the document to be read.
‘The FBI made Congress review a redacted unclassified document in a classified facility,’ the senator criticized.
‘Based on the facts known to Congress and the public, it’s clear that the Justice Department and FBI will use every resource to investigate candidate Trump, President Trump and former President Trump,’ the senator stated.
He continued in to say the agencies haven’t had the ‘same laser focus’ on the Biden family.
Grassley added that he want everyone to remember, that he has read the full unredacted version of the form and will continue to press the FBI for transparency with the American people.
The ‘confidential human source’ behind the allegations in the form is a ‘trusted, highly credible informant’ who has been used by the FBI for over 10 years and has been paid over six figures, Republicans have said.
In addition, the FBI record is currently being used in an ongoing investigation that is being conducted by the Department of Justice in Delaware into Hunter Biden’s finances.
Republicans have also told DailyMail.com that the Biden whistleblower in the alleged bribery scheme is now afraid ‘someone could kill them if someone found out who they are’ for bringing potentially damaging info to light about Joe Biden when he was vice president.
The FBI confirmed to DailyMail.com last week that it would allow the lawmakers to view the document.
‘The FBI has continually demonstrated its commitment to working with the Committee to accommodate its request, from scheduling briefings and calls to now allowing the Chair to review information in person. The FBI remains committed to cooperating with the Committee in good faith.’
In early May, Republicans led by Comer and Grassley released a report digging in on over $10 million received by Biden family members from foreign actors, including previously undisclosed $1 million in Romanian-linked payments, and a ‘web’ of 20 companies created while President Joe Biden was vice president and pushing anti-corruption efforts abroad.
The House Oversight Committee subpoenaed Biden family associate and Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer, Monday evening.
Comer wrote that Archer’s testimony is ‘critical’ to the Republicans’ investigation based on his deep ties to Biden family business deals internationally – including in Ukraine.
He is demanded to appear for a deposition on Friday, June 16.
Comer also confirmed there are at least three additional FD-1023 forms in existence that Wray agreed committee leadership can view in coming days.