Last Thursday, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley publicly released a redacted copy of the FBI’s FD-1023 memo detailing the allegations of a bribery scheme between Joe and Hunter Biden and the owner of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, Fox News reported.
According to the memo, which details interactions between an FBI confidential source and the other of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, alleges that in 2016, Zlochevsky told the source that he paid $5 million each to then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
The source claims that Zlochevsky described the younger Biden as “stupid,” adding that his dog is smarter than the president’s son. But Zlochevsky said he needed to place Hunter on the board of Burisma “so everything will be okay.”
When the informant asked whether it was Joe Biden or Hunter who instructed Zlochevsky to place Hunter on the board, the Burisma owner allegedly said, “They both did.”
According to Senator Grassley, the FBI informant, a Ukrainian-American, who was a highly credible and trusted FBI source for over a decade, details four conversations with Zlochevsky starting with a late 2015/early 2016 meeting near Kyiv and ending with a 2019 phone call.
The informant said each conversation with Zlochevsky occurred in the presence of Alexander Ostapenko, who initially introduced the informant to the Burisma owner.
Zlochevsky told the informant that he had 17 recorded conversations with the Bidens, two of which were with then-Vice President Biden. He also said he had text messages as well as financial records of the payments he made to the Bidens.
Zlochevsky claimed that his evidence is proof that he had been “coerced into paying the Bidens” in exchange for assurances that former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin would be fired.
In a statement announcing the release of the FD-1023, Senator Grassley said that despite the FBI’s attempts to “obfuscate and redact,” the American public will now be able to read the memo for themselves “without the filter of politicians or bureaucrats.”