FBI told Delaware U.S. Attorney it had partly corroborated Biden bribery doc: report
The FBI reportedly told Weiss that it had corroborated those details during the briefing.
The FBI's Pittsburgh office reportedly briefed the Delaware U.S. attorney's office on an unclassified FBI document containing confidential human source information about an alleged foreign bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden, saying it had partially corroborated some of the claims in the document.
The form FD-1023 described an scheme wherein Burisma CEO Mykola Zlochevsky hired now-first son Hunter Biden to the company's board to secure his father's support to shutter a probe from then-Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the firm for corruption. Zlochevsky alleged paid two Bidens $5 million each. Joe Biden has publicly taken credit for getting Shokin fired.
Citing "an individual with knowledge of the briefing," The Federalist reported that the Pittsburgh FBI office corroborated details of the document's claims. Travel records for the confidential human source confirmed that the individual had indeed travelled the locations described in the document where the meetings took place, according to the source. Moreover, the CHS's handler reportedly corroborated the CHS's claim to have met with Oleksandr Ostapenko, a key player in the Burisma episode.
The FBI reportedly told Weiss that it had corroborated those details during the briefing, the outlet stated.
Former Attorney General William Barr has previously stated that Pennsylvania authorities reviewed the FD-1023 and sent it to Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who was overseeing an investigation into Hunter Biden at the time. Two IRS whistleblowers who participated in that case both testified that they never saw the document.
What actions, if any, Weiss took to follow up on the receipt of the information the FBI claimed it had at least partially corroborated, remain unclear. The Department of Justice, however, indicated on Monday that it would permit Weiss to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
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