The FBI uses FD-1023 forms to record “raw, unverified” information from confidential human sources.
BREAKING: Senator Chuck Grassley released the FD-1023 form, alleging that Mykola Zlochevsky, Burisma’s founder, paid a $5,000,000 bribe each to Vice President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden to have Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired.— KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) July 20, 2023
Hunter was reportedly hired by Zlochevsky… pic.twitter.com/TVHVISXtPe
Grassley and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) revealed the existence of the form in question in May and subpoenaed the FBI for a copy of it. The FBI at first resisted cooperating with the committee, expressing concern about the “sensitive” nature of the document, despite it being unclassified.
Facing the prospect of Congress holding FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt, the FBI relented in June and allowed members to view a heavily redacted version of the form that Grassley said had blacked out, among a number of items, the claim that a foreign national who had allegedly bribed the Bidens was in possession of 17 audio recordings of phone calls with the Bidens.
The form released Thursday confirmed the existence of the claim about audio recordings. It stated that the FBI’s confidential human source said Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, said he had “’17 recordings’ involving the Bidens; two of the recordings included Joe Biden, and the remaining 15 recordings only included Hunter Biden.”
The FBI’s source “reiterated that, per Zlochevsky, these recordings evidence Zlochevsky was somehow coerced into paying the Bidens to ensure Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin was fired,” the form stated.
Burisma executives thought Hunter Biden was “stupid” but felt they had to keep paying him in order to continue political protection from his father, Joe Biden, an FBI confidential source reported to the bureau in 2020.
The unverified allegations were captured on an FBI form that has been the source of fierce debate in Washington in recent months.
The source, whose identity was redacted, said Burisma officials admitted they hired Hunter Biden to “protect us, through his dad, from all kinds of problems.” In a subsequent meeting, the officials expressed confidence the Bidens would clear obstacles to Burisma getting listed on an American stock exchange. Washington Times
The form also confirmed the existence of the FBI source’s broader allegation that Zlochevsky paid Joe and Hunter Biden each $5 million so that then-vice president Joe Biden would use his authority to fire Shokin, who was investigating Burisma, with which the younger Biden held a lucrative board position. Washington Examiner
🚨Key Info from the FD-1023 🚨— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) July 20, 2023
Below are a few critical pieces of information from the unclassified 6/30/20 FD-1023 form. This form contains information from a trusted, highly credible confidential human source (CHS) who has been used by the FBI for over a decade.
More trouble about to break
/1🚨BREAKING — We just sued Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden DOJ for failing to require Hunter Biden to register as a foreign agent while Joe Biden was Vice President.— America First Legal (@America1stLegal) July 18, 2023
We have the receipts. Let’s break it down in a thread⤵️ pic.twitter.com/CmBOo1ixCM