President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden “both” told the CEO of Burisma to retain the president’s son at the Ukrainian energy company, an FBI confidential source said in a report alleging a pay-to-play scheme by the Biden family.
Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley released the FD-1023 document the House Oversight has been citing on Thursday as evidence pointing to Joe Biden being involved in a bribery scheme with Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky. House Oversight members previously viewed the document in a SCIF, but Grassley publicly released it Thursday.
A confidential human source (CHS) alleged that Joe Biden and Hunter Biden told Zlochevsky to retain the president’s on at Burisma, despite CHS’ advice, the document says.
The form reads, “CHS inquired whether Hunter Biden or Joe Biden told Zlochevsky he should retain Hunter Biden; Zlochevsky replied, ‘They both did.’ CHS reiterated CHS’s opinion that Zlochevsky was making a mistake and he should fire Hunter Biden and deal with Shokin’s investigation directly so that the matter will remain an issue in Ukraine, and not turn into some international matter. Zlochevsky responded something to the effect of, ‘Don’t worry, this thing will go away anyway.’”
The allegation made by the confidential human source runs counter to the president’s claim that he has never spoken about his son’s business dealings.
Biden dismissed the further allegations in the FD-1023 form that both he and Hunter Biden took $5 million from Zlochevsky. Biden called the allegations “malarkey.”
The CHS also alleged that Vadim Pojarskii, a conduit for Zlochevsky, said that Hunter Biden was specifically hired to be on the board of Burisma “to protect us, through his dad, from all kinds of problems.”
The CHS reported the allegations in June of 2020, and was first introduced to Burisma associates in 2015 or 2016, the form reads. The CHS met with Zlochesvky to discuss Burisma purchasing a U.S.-based oil and gas business.
White House correspondent.
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