In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, former Attorney General William Barr has recommended that Attorney General Merrick Garland release a key FBI document that allegedly exposes a criminal bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden.
The revelation has sent shockwaves across the political landscape, raising concerns about the Justice Department’s handling of investigations into the Bidens and former President Donald Trump.
Barr’s suggestion comes as the Justice Department faces mounting criticism for its perceived double standards in handling Trump-related investigations compared to those involving the Biden family. Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictment of Trump for mishandling classified documents has ignited anger among conservatives, who argue that similar scrutiny should be applied to the Bidens.
During the interview, Barr emphasized the importance of addressing these concerns promptly. He called for assurances that the investigations into the Bidens’ mishandling of classified information and broader matters in Delaware are being pursued with the same level of rigor as the case against Trump.
Barr further voiced his alarm at recent reports suggesting potential efforts to undermine the Delaware investigation. U.S. Attorney David Weiss has been leading an extensive probe into Hunter Biden’s business dealings for nearly four years. The slow progress of the investigation, coupled with allegations of interference, has raised red flags among lawmakers.
According to a previous report from Fox News Digital, the FBI document in question alleges that Joe Biden received a substantial $5 million payment as part of a bribery scheme masterminded by a top executive at Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas firm. This scheme allegedly involved exerting influence over U.S. policy decisions, casting doubts on the integrity of the Biden administration.
The FD-1023 document, dated June 30, 2020, comprises an interview with a highly credible confidential source who provides detailed accounts of meetings and conversations with the Burisma executive spanning several years.
After initial resistance, the FBI allowed redacted versions of the document to be reviewed by the House Oversight Committee. However, demands for its full release persist.
Barr believes that Garland should seriously consider providing Chairman Comer and his Senate supporters with the FD-1023 report, ensuring measures are in place to protect the safety of the confidential source.
He argues that, given the circumstances, the public interest and the need for transparency should outweigh the usual restrictions on sharing raw reports.
The role played by lawmakers in exposing false Russian collusion claims in 2017 is also acknowledged. Their dedication to uncovering the truth ahead of the Department of Justice makes their involvement in reviewing this document a potentially significant development.
As Attorney General Garland weighs his decision, the American people eagerly await the outcome. They hope that releasing the document will shed light on the alleged bribery scheme involving President Biden and ensure equal treatment under the law. Stay tuned for the latest updates as this story continues to unfold.
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