While vice president, he was allegedly paid $5 million by Burisma Holdings, where his son Hunter Biden sat on the board
Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden © Getty Images / Bruce Bennett
US President Joe Biden was reportedly involved in a criminal bribery scheme with a Ukrainian natural gas firm during his time as vice president in Barack Obama’s administration, Fox News claimed on Friday, citing an FBI report.
Fox claims its sources briefed the outlet on the contents of an FBI document which alleges that the then-VP was paid off by Burisma Holdings, where his son Hunter Biden was a board member, in an attempt to influence US policy decisions.
Dated from June 30, 2020, the document, known as an FD-1023, details an FBI interview with a “highly credible” confidential source who described multiple meetings and conversations with a top Burisma executive, starting in 2015.
According to the FBI document, the unnamed Burisma executive was seeking advice on how to gain better access to US oil rights and partnerships, and sought the help of the confidential source on the “best way to go forward.”
The executive allegedly explained his need for advice by stating that Hunter Biden was “dumb” and that Burisma had to “pay the Bidens” because a Ukrainian prosecutor was investigating the company.