The Republicans’ ongoing investigation into Joe Biden has encountered a new development: the death of one of their informants. A whistleblower who provided evidence of a bribery scheme involving President Biden has died under suspicious circumstances, according to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. This latest revelation adds a surprising twist to the Republicans’ allegations against Biden and his family for accepting brides.
Throughout the week, Republicans have been accusing President Biden of accepting a substantial bribe from Ukraine, coinciding with the arrest of Donald Trump for alleged theft and concealment of classified documents. They have repeatedly referred to a set of recordings that supposedly prove the president’s guilt. These recordings were brought to the GOP’s attention during the House Oversight Committee’s lengthy investigation into the Biden family. However, no concrete evidence linking the president to any wrongdoing has been produced so far.
Last week, members of the House were granted access to a redacted version of an FBI form known as an FD 10-23, which documents unverified information from confidential sources. Several Republican lawmakers have said that this form mentioned the alleged bribe and stated that a Burisma executive possesses audio recordings of both Biden and Hunter Biden accepting money. Representatives Anna Paulina Luna and Marjorie Taylor Greene identified the executive as Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma.
However, Rudy Giuliani contradicts this claim by stating that the executive in question was actually the wife of Burisma co-founder Mykola Lisin, who worked as the company’s chief accountant. In an interview with Newsmax, Giuliani revealed that Lisin had died under suspicious circumstances. He hinted that the businessman had entrusted the recordings to his wife, but she passed away before the FBI could interview her.
Giuliani expressed frustration with the FBI’s handling of the evidence he provided, stating that they did not follow up on any of it. He emphasized the importance of a female witness, the chief accountant at Burisma, whom he believed any investigator would consider valuable. According to Giuliani, this witness, who happened to be the wife of the deceased former owner, possessed information about offshore bank accounts, including those involving the Bidens.
It is important to note that Hunter Biden was receiving tens of thousands of dollars monthly from Burisma for his board position, even though he had no prior experience in the energy sector. During that time, then-Vice President Biden withheld U.S. aid to Ukraine as leverage to push for removing Viktor Shokin, a top prosecutor investigating Burisma and its owner for fraud.