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Congressional Republicans are trying to get their hands on a whistleblower form that makes allegations about the conduct of President Joe Biden while he was the vice president during the administration of former President Barack Obama.
Biden was vice president from January 2009 through January 2017. That time period overlaps with some of the controversial foreign business activities of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, who dabbled in various international business ventures with China, Russia and Ukraine — particularly during the final years of that time frame.
Since 2020, when the contents of Hunter Biden’s former laptop computer were revealed, officials have been investigating alleged connections between the activities of father and son. Although some emails have implied a connection between the vice president and Hunter Biden’s activities, Joe Biden has said he had no connection to his son’s business dealings.
With that as the background, on Wednesday, Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley of Iowa and House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer of Kentucky demanded the FBI produce an unclassified record that claims a “criminal scheme” existed between a foreign national and the then-vice president, according to a news release posted on the website of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.
In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Grassley and Comer explained the issue.
“We have received legally protected and highly credible unclassified whistleblower disclosures. Based on those disclosures, it has come to our attention that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) possess an unclassified FD-1023 form that describes an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions,” the letter said.
“It has been alleged that the document includes a precise description of how the alleged criminal scheme was employed as well as its purpose.”
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