Burisma Executive Allegedly Kept Recordings of Conversations with Bidens as “Insurance Policy,” says Grassley
On Monday, Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican representative from Iowa, revealed that a Burisma executive reportedly kept 17 audio recordings of his conversations with Joe Biden and Hunter Biden, citing the FBI FD-1023 form that the bureau briefed congressional lawmakers on. The said recordings were allegedly kept as an “insurance policy” by the foreign national in case he found himself in trouble. With the introduction of this detail, it adds a new twist to the ongoing Biden-Ukraine conundrum which has been the topic of discussion over the past few years.
As earlier reported exclusively by Fox News Digital last week, the FBI-generated FD-1023 form dated June 30, 2020, was an interview with a “highly credible” confidential source who detailed multiple meetings and conversations he or she had with a top Burisma executive over several years, starting in 2015. Although Fox News Digital did not get to view the form, a description of its contents was given by several sources who are aware of it. According to Senator Grassley, the FD-1023 form contains a redacted reference that the Burisma executive allegedly possesses fifteen audio recordings of phone calls between himself and Hunter Biden. The form also reportedly alleges that two audio recordings of phone calls between the same executive and then-Vice President Joe Biden were in his possession.
The Burisma executive also reportedly claimed that then-Vice President Joe Biden may have been involved in the decision to bring his son, Hunter Biden, onto the board. The said allegations were disclosed by Grassley from the floor of the Senate.
Senator Grassley mentioned that the discovery of the audio recordings is not the end of the matter but the beginning. He is asking for transparency from the FBI and for the Burisma executive to provide the tapes to the appropriate authorities, including the Justice Department. The FBI has confirmed that the document exists and revealed its contents to Grassley, R-Iowa, after the House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer subpoenaed it. After an initial briefing to Comer and the committee’s Ranking Member, Jamie Raskin, D-Md., the FBI later brought the FD-1023 form to a secure setting on Capitol Hill for all Oversight Committee members to view.
The controversy surrounding Burisma and the Bidens started in 2014 when Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, was appointed to the company’s board of directors while his father was still serving as Vice President. Hunter Biden resigned from the board in 2019 after the matter came under public scrutiny. President Donald Trump was impeached in 2019 over allegations that he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate potential corruption by the Bidens in exchange for military aid.
In the wake of the scandal, the Biden campaign has consistently denied any wrongdoing and has dismissed the allegations as political smear campaigns aimed at weakening Biden’s candidacy. However, with the recent revelation of the audio recordings, the Biden campaign may need to provide proof of their innocence or face further scrutiny.
The latest developments surrounding the Ukrainian-Biden scandal is the revelation that a Burisma executive kept recordings of conversations he had with Joe Biden and Hunter Biden. This revelation by Senator Grassley has opened up a new dimension to the ongoing controversy and may cast a new light on the Biden campaign’s assertions of innocence. With the FBI confirming the existence of the FD-1023 form, it’s only a matter of time before more details come to light. The public eagerly anticipates transparency and accountability from all parties involved.