The scandal surrounding the Biden family’s foreign business deals took a turn Monday when U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said audio recordings exist that support the allegation that President Joe Biden and his son Hunter engaged in a multi-million dollar bribery scheme.
In a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Grassley said that the foreign national who claims to have bribed President Biden and his son has 17 audio recordings of Biden and his son — recordings that were kept as a form of “insurance policy.”
Grassley made his remarks in relation to an FBI document that Republican lawmakers have spent the last several weeks attempting to make public.
The document in question is known as an FD-1023, and it’s how the FBI catalogues raw reporting from Confidential Human Sources (CHS)
“According to the 1023, the foreign national possesses 15 audio recordings of phone calls between him and Hunter Biden,” said Grassley. “According to the 1023, the foreign national possesses 2 audio recordings of phone calls between him and then [Vice President] Joe Biden.”
In this instance, the CHS is a former executive at the Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma, where the 53-year-old Hunter Biden served as a board member despite having no experience in the industry.
According to an analysis by NBC News, Hunter Biden and his firm made about $11 million from Burisma from 2013 to 2018.
“These recordings were allegedly kept as a sort of insurance policy for the foreign national in case that he got into a tight spot,” Grassley said.
“The 1023 also indicates that then VP Joe Biden may have been involved in Burisma employing Hunter Biden,” he said.
UPDATE: On Tuesday, Grassley confronted an FBI official over how the FBI has handled the investigation into the Bidens.