Twenty-four House Republicans wrote a letter to House Oversight Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) on Thursday demanding an apology for “spreading misinformation” and “lies” after he categorically rejected allegations that Hunter and President Joe Biden reportedly accepted a sum of $10 million. bribe.
Raskin, an establishment Democrat who consistently defends and excuses Biden corruption, recently argued that a Form FD-1023 filed by an FBI informant was not credible and that the U.S. attorney’s office in Pittsburgh had terminated the investigation into this allegation.
Filing FD-1023 alleges that Hunter and Joe Biden each received a $5 million bribe, an allegation deemed worthy of investigation by former Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney Scott Brady after corroboration, as l ‘ Breitbart News reported Thursday.
“My understanding of Mr. Raskin’s public statements is that, based on the determination that I and my team found the allegations contained in the 1023 to be non-credible or other information to be non-credible, we have not transformed the “assessment into a limited or full investigation,” Brady told investigators. “That’s not true.”
“They have nothing on President Joe Biden,” Raskin said in September. “All they can do is return to the completely demolished lie that Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump started five years ago,” claiming that the evidence against the Bidens is a “conspiracy theory” and a “tale fairies “.
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House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) condemned Raskin’s claims Thursday after news of Brady’s testimony surfaced. “His lies about Biden’s FBI corruption dossier have been debunked by former Attorney General Bill Barr and now US Attorney Scott Brady,” Comer posted on X. Former Attorney General William Barr refuted in July l Raskin’s claim that the Justice Department had stopped the $5 million bribery. probe. “Rather, it was sent to Delaware for further investigation,” he told the Federalist.
Republicans, including Reps. Comer, Marjorie Taylor Greene (TN), Nancy Mace (SC), Byron Donalds (FL), and Eric Burlison (MO), demanded an apology from Raskin Thursday evening. “During this investigation, you strongly criticized the need to investigate President Biden or his family,” they wrote. “However, the Oversight Committee should not be used as a means to propagate false or misleading information, and to that end we must respond to the public statements you have made that contradict the facts and which, unfortunately, are lies . »
“The Committee requests that you formally correct the record and apologize to the American people for spreading misinformation about the evidence collected by the Committee during its investigation of President Biden,” they added.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨@RepJamesComer and Watchdog Republicans are calling on Ranking Member Jamie RASKIN to correct his facts and apologize for lying to the American people about the Bidens’ business plans.
Most recently, testimony from former U.S. Attorney Scott Brady debunked… pic.twitter.com/xlPe6ZTYtk
– Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) October 26, 2023
In July, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released filing FD-1023 alleging that Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma Holdings, paid Joe and Hunter Biden after then-Vice President Biden suspended aid to Ukraine until the arrival of President Petro Poroshenko. fired a prosecutor investigating Burisma.
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Federal prosecutor Brady told the House Judiciary Committee on Monday that filing FD-1023 alleges that Hunter and President Joe Biden each received a $5 million bribe and were credible and ripe for an investigation in 2020, but the FBI was reluctant to investigate.
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