On Thursday, an unclassified FBI document released by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) contained allegations suggesting that Joe Biden and Hunter Biden coerced energy firm Burisma CEO Mykola Zlochevsky into paying them millions of dollars in exchange for their assistance in removing the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the company.
Grassley released the document, which outlines an alleged criminal bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a Ukrainian business executive, with the intention of allowing the American people to “read this document for themselves without the filter of politicians or bureaucrats,” as noted by Fox News.
The document in question is an FBI-generated FD-1023 form that Grassley obtained through legally protected disclosures made by Justice Department whistleblowers, the outlet added.
The FD-1023, a confidential human source (CHS) reporting document, contains information from a “highly credible” source who disclosed numerous meetings and conversations with a top executive from Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas firm, spanning several years beginning in 2015. Notably, during that period, Hunter Biden was serving on the board of Burisma.
Fox News Digital conducted a review of the document, which revealed fresh details such as the identity of the business executive involved—Burisma CEO Zlochevsky. The document alleges that Zlochevsky was “coerced” into paying Joe Biden and Hunter Biden millions of dollars in exchange for their assistance in removing the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating his company, the outlet reported.
In the form, Zlochevsky tells the source he has “many text messages and ‘recordings’ that show he was coerced to make such payments” to the Bidens.
Je Biden has publicly admitted that, during his time as vice president, he exerted pressure on Ukraine to dismiss prosecutor general Viktor Shokin. Notably, Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings while Hunter was receiving substantial monthly payments. Biden’s actions involved a threat to withhold $1 billion in crucial U.S. aid unless Shokin was fired — precisely the kind of ‘quid pro quo’ then-President Donald Trump was accused of committing, leading to his first impeachment.
The unclassified document is dated June 30, 2020, adding that contact with the source was “telephonic.”
The source told FBI agents that “in late 2015 or 2016, during the Obama/Biden Administration, CHS was first introduced to officials at Ukraine natural gas business Burisma Holdings through [redacted] Oleksandr Ostapenko.” In addition, the form notes there is an additional FD-1023 providing detailed information brought by the source dated Jan. 2, 2018, Fox News reported.