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A whistleblower who has reportedly provided Republicans with evidence alleging Joe Biden was involved in corrupt ‘pay-for-play’ schemes as vice president has been frequently used by the FBI since the Obama administration and is deemed to be “highly credible.”
As first reported by Fox News, the individual has alleged that the former VP “was involved in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national” and is an “FBI confidential human source…used by the bureau in multiple investigative matters dating back to” Barack Obama’s two terms in office.
The outlet noted further that House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa were recently contacted by a whistleblower who made a claim that the FBI possessed a document known as an FD-1023 form dated June 30, 2020, that allegedly contains explicit information provided by a confidential human source.
According to the source, the document outlines allegations that during his time as vice president, Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme amounting to $5 million. The scheme purportedly involved a foreign national and aimed to secure influence over policy decisions, Fox News added.
A source familiar with the matter told Fox News Digital on Friday that the confidential human source who provided the information regarding Biden to the FBI is a “pre-existing” FBI source who has been utilized in various investigations unrelated to the information concerning Biden.
The source also told the outlet that the confidential human source has been used by the FBI for “at least several years” before the June 2020 FD-1023 form detailing the Biden allegations was even generated.
The source also told Fox that the confidential human source was “consistently reviewed by the FBI” and has always been “found to be highly credible” who also took part in several investigations undertaken during the Obama administration.
“We know the FBI has very serious allegations against then-Vice President Biden. The question is, what did they do with it? Did they investigate the leads or sweep it under the rug?” said a spokesman for Grassley in an interview with Fox News.
“This is exactly why we need transparency into the document and what the FBI did with it? That’s what Sen. Grassley has sought from the start,” the spokesman added.
“We are not out to get the FBI. We’re out to change the culture of the FBI at headquarters,” Grassley said in a recent interview, in reference to various and mounting instances of political bias in the FBI’s investigations, including the email scandal involving Hillary Clinton outlined by special counsel John Durham in his recent report.
Fox News noted further:
The information in the FD-1023 form, according to the whistleblower, reveals “a precise description of how the alleged criminal scheme was employed as well as its purpose” and details an arrangement involving an exchange of money for policy decisions.
An FD-1023 form is used by FBI agents to record unverified reporting from confidential human sources. The form is used to document information as told to an FBI agent, but recording that information does not validate or weigh it against other information known by the FBI.
“FBI Director Wray confirmed the existence of the FD-1023 form alleging then-Vice President Biden engaged in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national. This form, generated by the FBI from a highly credible human informant with years of experience, tracks closely with what we are seeing in our investigation into the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes,” Comer said in an interview with Fox News Digital, making a reference to the House Oversight Committee’s wider probe into the Biden family’s foreign business dealings.
“The Committee has been clear in its intent to protect Congressional oversight authorities and is prepared to hold the FBI Director in contempt of Congress if the agency refuses to comply with a lawful subpoena,” Comer said.