Republican Lawmakers Reveal New Info on Biden Bribery Allegation
Summary from the AllSides News Team
Outlets are reporting additional information pertaining to the allegation President Biden accepted a bribe after members of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee viewed the FBI document detailing the claim.
Details: According to statements made by Republican lawmakers that viewed the document, the unnamed informant alleges that between 2015 and 2016, then Vice-President Biden accepted a $5 million bribe from an executive at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, where Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, served on the board from 2014 to 2019. It is alleged that in exchange for the money, Biden worked to oust Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who had been involved in an investigation into Burisma.
Response: Biden and Democrats are dismissing and denying the allegation. During a press conference Thursday, Biden called the claims “malarkey.” Democrats are stating that Biden worked to oust Shokin because the Ukrainian prosecutor was not prosecuting corruption cases, and that Shokin was not actively investigating Burisma at the time of the allegation. Additionally, left-rated outlets are highlighting that the FBI document is an FD-1023, which can contain unverified information.
How The Media Is Covering It: Right-rated outlets are reporting the story far more prominently. Some right-rated voices are linking this story with the announcement of the federal indictment against former President Trump, which is receiving more media attention. NBC News (Lean Left bias) reported that the allegation “wasn’t substantiated.” The Washington Times (Lean Right bias) reported the FBI informant is “trusted” and “highly credible.”
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From the RightBiden accused of pocketing a $5 million bribe while vice president
A paid informant told the FBI that an executive from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma has documents proving he bribed President Biden with $5 million while he was vice president.
The “trusted” and “highly credible” FBI informant said Burisma paid the bribe between 2015 and 2016 to solicit then-Vice President Biden’s help in thwarting a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the company, The Washington Times has confirmed.
Burisma paid an additional $5 million to Hunter Biden, the president’s son, who served on Burisma’s board at the time and received a...
From the LeftHouse Republicans attack Biden and his family after viewing FBI document
House Republicans doubled down Thursday on their attacks against President Joe Biden and his family after they viewed a document behind closed doors that remains secret.
Republicans on the House Oversight Committee emerged from a secure room on Capitol Hill, known as a SCIF, after having viewed the FD-1023 form brought in by the FBI, and they continued to accuse Biden and his family members of bribery and corruption.
As part of the investigation, Republican lawmakers, however, have repeatedly released financial documents that failed to prove any of the accusations.
From the CenterMarjorie Taylor Greene Outlines What's in FBI's Biden Bribery Document
Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia outlined some points she took note of after reading the FBI document that the GOP-led House Oversight Committee believes could support their investigation against the Biden family into an alleged bribery scheme.
Greene posted a video of herself in which she was briefing reporters about the information she read after the FBI allowed all committee members to view the subpoenaed document, according to Fox News. In May, the committee's chairman, Kentucky Republican Representative James Comer, tried to get records from the FBI that...