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Senator Grassley: Foreign National Who Allegedly Bribed Biden Has Audio Recordings of Biden Conversations - Video

Includes 15 Calls with Hunter Biden and 2 Calls with Vice President Joe Biden.

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On Monday, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) delivered a speech on the Senate floor, revealing new information:

  • A foreign national who allegedly bribed Joe and Hunter Biden allegedly Possesses 17 audio recordings of conversations with the Biden Family
  • Includes 15 Calls with Hunter Biden and 2 Calls with Vice President Joe Biden
  • Recordings Allegedly Held as Insurance by Foreign National
  • 1023 Suggests Potential Involvement of Vice President Joe Biden in Hunter Biden's Burisma Employment

Here's the video.

Here's the full transcript of Grassley's speech.

Last week, I came here to speak to my colleagues about the Biden administration and the FBI playing games with the American people by hiding the FBI generated 1023 document from Congress and the American people. Director Ray was going to be held in contempt for refusing to produce the 1023 that I told Chairman Comer about.

And I think I had that first conversation with Chairman Comer about three weeks ago. Then, instead of contempt, the FBI committed to showing the 1023 and related documents to the whole Congress. By the way, I thank Chairman Comer for his cooperation with me and how he's pursued this issue because we know a heck of a lot more now than if he hadn't been involved in this whole effort.

So, the FBI showed after the FBI committed to showing this document. They showed, but it didn't provide possession of the 1023 to the House Oversight Committee last week.

And by the way, 1023 is unclassified. So why shouldn't the entire country know about what's in this 1023? As the public knows, that 1023 involves an alleged bribery scheme between then Vice President Biden, Hunter Biden, and a foreign national.

The same allegations that Chairman Comer and I made public on May 3 of this year. And on the very same day that the FBI provided a redacted version of the 1023 to the House Oversight Committee, the Justice Department then announced that former President Trump had been indicted and charged with 37 crimes related to his alleged mishandling of classified records.

Attorney General Garland signed off on prosecuting Trump for conduct similar to what Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton engaged in. Two standards of justice in this country will turn our constitutional republic upside down.

Thanks to the political infections within the Biden Justice Department and the FBI, we were well along the road for that to happen. This senator will do all that he can to fight political infection in the Department of Justice and the FBI.

And you fight it then by bringing transparency to what this government does. The public's business ought to be public. Transparency brings accountability. With respect to the 1023 shown to that House Oversight Committee, from what I've been told by folks who've reviewed it, it's filled with redactions. Now, the document that Craig Comer and I read had maybe two or three half-inch redactions, not whole sentences redacted as I'm told the document in the SCIF is. So, Director Wray placed redactions on a document that was already unclassified. As I've said before, unclassified. More than that, the FBI made Congress review a redacted, unclassified document in a classified facility.

That goes to show you the disrespect that the FBI has for Congress. On a previous time on this Senate floor. I think I told my fellow senators that what's so unusual about an unclassified document being given to the public when I think it was May the 18th of this year; there was leaked to The New York Times a classified document and even the name of a confidential human source.

So, we're kind of in a strange situation here. Classified documents can be leaked to The New York Times, but a non-classified document can't be made public to 300 million Americans if they're interested in reading it.

Now, accordingly, Congress still lacks a full and complete picture with respect to what that document says. That's why it's important that the document be made public without unnecessary redactions for the American people to see.

Can you believe in redacting an unclassified document? So now let me assist for the purposes of more transparency on this subject.

The 1023 produced to the House Committee's redacted reference that the foreign national who allegedly bribed Joe and Hunter Biden allegedly has audio recordings of his conversation station with them. 17 such recordings. According to the 1023, the foreign national possesses 15 audio recordings of phone calls between him and Hunter Biden. According to the 1023, the foreign national possesses two audio recordings of phone calls between him and then Vice President Joe Biden.

These recordings were allegedly kept as a sort of insurance policy for the foreign national in case that he got into a tight spot. The 1023 also indicates that then Vice President Joe Biden may have been involved in Barisma employing Hunter Biden.

Based on the facts known to Congress and the public, it's clear that the Justice Department and the FBI haven't nearly had the same laser focus on the Biden family. Special counsel Jack Smith has used a recording against former President Trump.

Well, what is US Attorney Weiss doing with respect to these alleged Joe and Hunter Biden recordings that are apparently relevant to the high-stakes bribery scheme?

Getting a full and complete 1023? It is critical for the American people to know and understand the true nature of the document and to hold the Justice Department and the FBI accountable.

It's also important for asserting congressional constitutional, congressional oversight powers against an out-of-control executive branch, obviously drunk with political infection. Remember, Congress has received 1023s in the past, and they've been made public.

So asking for this 1023 to be turned over to the American people to read is not an unusual thing that goes on with 1023s. Congress owes it to the American people and the brave and heroic whistleblowers to continue to fight for transparency in this matter and make this document public without unnecessary redactions.

And I want everybody to remember that I have read the unredacted version. Except for a couple of three half-inch redactions, I'd say. Thank you very much. I yield the floor.