The bombshell developments surrounding the Biden bribery scandal continue as Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa shared details of 17 audio recordings from the alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.
The recordings come from a “highly credible” confidential source in the FBI's FD-1023 form described by several sources, reported by Fox News Digital last week.
The form is dated June 30, 2020, and contains interviews with a top executive at Burisma, the Ukrainian energy firm once headed by Hunter Biden. The same executive also allegedly paid $5 million in bribes to the Biden family.
Grassley, on the Senate floor Monday, revealed the recordings discussed on the FD-1023 document had been redacted. They were collected by the executive to keep “as an insurance policy,” Grassley claims.
“This is explosive,” former Attorney General Matt Whitaker said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends First.” “This information on the recordings that the president of the United States was talking to a foreign national about bribes was redacted from that 1023. That's extraordinary in and of itself.”
If the contents of the recordings prove that Joe Biden knew about the bribery scheme and was “abusing his power” as vice president, according to Whitaker, it would undoubtedly be cataclysmic for the 2020 presumptive Democratic presidential candidate.
“We need to see the documents,” Republican House Rep. Jim Jordan said, according to Fox News. “That’s why the House asked for the documents and for the FBI to tell us the equivalence between the two...So look, if the ransom note was followed, then it isn’t the truth — it’s not just a lie, it’s potentially criminal.”
The Biden campaign responded to the allegations Monday.
“This looks like a tsunami of smears coming from Donald Trump’s personally chosen Attorney General because Joe Biden has once again been leading in the polls,” Biden's campaign reiterated in a statement.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany once again held her ground on the allegations.
“The American people deserve to know if a sitting vice president was corruptly selling access to a foreign company by reportedly careful coordination about his son’s receipt of $3.5 million in payments for merely being on a board,” McEnany said.
The ongoing Biden bribery scandal continues to accelerate as Trump and the GOP reveal more about this alleged criminal scheme. It remains to be seen whether the contents of the audio recordings will be released or if Grassley’s claim is actually backed by the evidence provided in the form.