24
Mon, Jun
0 New Articles

House Oversight Claims Biden Family Corruption

US Canada
Tools

The House Oversight Committee investigating alleged corruption in the Biden family were finally able to view a document the DOJ claimed did not exist.

On Thursday, US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene announced Ukrainian energy industry holding company Burisma allegedly paid then-US Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden a total of $10 million to help end a probe into the company by former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

Burisma Holdings is one of the largest private natural gas producers in Ukraine. The company became internationally known following the appointment of Hunter Biden to its board of directors in 2014.

Shokin had been investigating Burisma executive Mykola Zlochevsky over money laundering, tax evasion and corruption allegations.

Shokin was removed by the Ukrainian Parliament in March 2016 after the Obama administration withheld loan guarantees in an attempt to pressure the government to oust the top prosecutor.

Hunter Biden was hired to Burisma’s board to "make the problems go away" regarding Shokin’s investigation, Greene said. She also added, the owner of Burisma claims to have paid $5 million to Hunter Biden and $5 million to Joe Biden to get Shokin fired and end his probe into the company.

"The head of Burisma] told the informant that he has two pieces of evidence showing proof of payment to Hunter, and specifically, Joe Biden," Greene told reporters after viewing an FBI document containing an informant’s claims about potential Biden family corruption.

The FBI made the document accessible to lawmakers following threats by the House Oversight Committee to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena for the document.

Greene characterized the alleged actions as a "political bribery pay-to-play scheme" and "shocking." Lawmakers will continue to follow this investigation, Greene said, urging the FBI to continue cooperation.