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DOJ Covers Up $5M Biden Bribe From Burisma While Indicting Trump

DOJ Covers Up $5M Biden Bribe From Burisma While Indicting Trump
“$5 million for one Biden, $5 million for the other Biden”
By Daniel Greenfield

The Biden Justice Department and its various arms were fighting to keep a document alleging that Biden had accepted a $5 million bribe hidden from the public. That’s the same DOJ that is ordinarily more than happy to leak materials involving Trump and conservative targets to the media. The DOJ and the FBI ignored a congressional subpoena and only contempt charges provided limited access to the Biden bribe document.

The FBI claimed that it was following DOJ policy to protect confidential sources. Except that the supposed concern for the confidential source would suggest that Biden is not only guilty, but that the money trail leads to some dangerous people. And yet little follow-up work appears to have been done on the investigation.

The apparent contents of the bribe document leaked once members of Congress were given access to it.

President Joe Biden was allegedly paid $5 million by an executive of the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, where his son Hunter Biden sat on the board, a confidential human source told the FBI during a June 2020 interview, sources familiar told Fox News Digital.

The FD-1023 form, dated June 30, 2020, is the FBI’s interview with a “highly credible” confidential source who detailed multiple meetings and conversations he or she had with a top Burisma executive over the course of several years, starting in 2015. Fox News Digital has not seen the form, but it was described by several sources who are aware of its contents.

The Burisma executive sought the advice of the confidential source, a business professional, on gaining U.S. oil rights and getting involved with a U.S. oil company, the sources familiar with the document said. The Burisma executive was speaking with the confidential source to “get advice on the best way to go forward” in 2015 and 2016.

According to the FD-1023 form, the confidential human source said the Burisma executive discussed Hunter’s role on the board. The confidential human source questioned why the Burisma executive needed his or her advice in acquiring access to U.S. oil if he had Hunter Biden on the board. The Burisma executive answered by referring to Hunter Biden as “dumb.”

The Burisma executive explained to the confidential source that Burisma had to “pay the Bidens” because Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin was investigating Burisma, and explained how difficult it would be to enter the U.S. market in the midst of that investigation.

The confidential source further detailed that conversation, suggesting to the Burisma executive that he “pay the Bidens $50,000 each,” to which the Burisma executive replied, it is “not $50,000,” it is “$5 million.”

“$5 million for one Biden, $5 million for the other Biden,” the Burisma executive told the confidential human source, according to a source familiar with the document.

A source familiar said according to the document, the $5 million payments appeared to reference a kind of “retainer” Burisma intended to pay the Bidens to deal with a number of issues, including the investigation led by Shokin. Another source referred to the arrangement as a “pay-to-play” scheme.

We already have clear evidence of a pattern of corruption in which a large complicated network of shell companies were used to funnel money to members of the Biden family. We already know Hunter Biden got a major pay cut after daddy left the room. Nobody seriously believes that Hunter’s board membership at Burisma was anything other than an influence-buying operation with a guy whose chief asset was his last name.

Biden is denying everything.

Congressional Republicans who read an FBI informant file accusing President Biden of a role in a $5 million bribery scheme said Thursday that it involved the Ukrainian company Burisma — but Biden tauntingly retorted, “Where’s the money?”

“It’s a bunch of malarkey,” Biden told a Post reporter when asked about the bribery claim hours after FBI Director Christopher Wray agreed to let rank-and-file House Oversight Committee members read a June 2020 document in a bid to avoid being held in contempt.

That’s a good question.

If Biden is hiding income, that’s an actual crime. Not just a process crime.

The DOJ has shrugged this off, meanwhile, Trump is being indicted on what appears to amount to a process crime. After 8 years of false allegations and claims of foreign payments that failed to show a single cent actually being paid to Trump for political influence from abroad (remember the failed Alfa Bank smear?), he’s being indicted for something that every high-profile politician has done, retain classified documents, not on the act itself, but as a process crime emerging from the witch hunt over it.

Much as in 2016, when Hillary Clinton got a pass over mishandling classified documents, there’s a glaring double standard here that is at the heart of the weaponization of the DOJ against political opponents of the Left.

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