‘We may have a criminal family sitting in the White House’: Gingrich on Biden bribery doc
2023/07/23

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes there could be a "criminal family" sitting in the White House following the recent release of an FBI informant file describing a $10 million bribery allegation against President Biden and his son Hunter.

Responding to the FD-1023 FBI informant form made public by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) last week, Gingrich speculated that the evidence of alleged wrongdoing could soon become overwhelming.

"What this says to me is that it's very possible that there was a direct payment to the then-Vice President of the United States," Gingrich said on Fox News' "One Nation" Saturday.

"At some point, the dam is going to break and even The New York Times and The Washington Post are going to recognize that we have a huge problem on our hands," he added.

"We may have a criminal family sitting in the White House that took money from foreigners in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and China. "

Gingrich further contended that the Biden family's overseas business dealings could have drastic repercussions for the country.

"Now, that's a pretty sobering comment that has huge national security implications and also just basic honesty implications," he continued.

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee battled with the FBI for weeks to get full access to the informant file.

The bureau ultimately relented in the face of a contempt threat and permitted members of the panel to read the file last month.

The redacted document includes accusations that Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of natural gas company Burisma Holdings, told the informant in 2016 it "cost 5 [million] to pay one Biden, and 5 [million] to another Biden. "

Zlochevsky allegedly claimed to possess 17 recordings of conversations with the Bidens, as well as potential financial documents.

The informant, has been described as a highlight credible Ukrainian-American source for over a decade that has been paid "six figures," according to Grassley.

As vice president, Joe Biden had sought to leverage US support to oust Ukrainian prosecutorViktor Shokin. At the time, his son was on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company that Shokin's was investigating.

In response to Republicans seizing on the recently published informant file, Biden's team contended there is no evidence such a transaction ever took place.

"Where's the money?" Biden quipped at one point, when pressed about the allegations.

The White House has also underscored that a lot of the underlying content in the bombshell file has already been known.

"It is remarkable that congressional Republicans, in their eagerness to go after President Biden regardless of the truth, continue to push claims that have been debunked for years," White House spokesman Ian Sams said in response to GOP reaction.

“The far right machine is in overdrive to spread long-disproven lies about President Biden promulgated by Congressional Republicans This time disguised by the facade of a ‘new FBI form’ But an old debunked lie is still an old debunked lie, even if it put on a new pair of shoes,” he added on Twitter.

The White House has long panned Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.), the point-person in congressional Biden family inquiries, accusing him of flashing dramatic allegations, but ultimately lacking evidence.

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