President Joe Biden is facing allegations of accepting a $5 million bribe during his term as vice president. The revelation surfaced in an FBI form (FD-1023) released by Sen. Charles Grassley. The document claims that Mykola Zlochevsky, the ex-CEO of Burisma Holdings, stated he paid the hefty bribe to Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. The Bidens allegedly pressured Zlochevsky for the payment to halt an investigation into the company.
On the back of this unsettling disclosure, the White House remains tight-lipped on an imminent House impeachment inquiry. White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, said, “I don’t have any comment on this.” Jean-Pierre also refrained from commenting on the pending testimony of Devon Archer, former business partner of Hunter Biden, to the House Oversight Committee.
Archer’s testimony, scheduled for July 31, is perceived by some as the linchpin for the impeachment inquiry. Paul Kamenar, counsel for the watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center, noted, “Devon Archer’s testimony could add more evidence to open an impeachment inquiry.”
Meanwhile, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy strongly advocates for an impeachment inquiry, citing the mounting evidence of the Biden family’s apparent influence peddling. McCarthy argued, “with mounting evidence of influence peddling by the Biden family that appears to directly involve the president, the House should proceed with an impeachment inquiry.”
In addition to the bribery allegations, Hunter Biden admitted his intention to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and for lying on a gun purchase form.
Meanwhile, two Internal Revenue Service whistleblowers have brought forward significant information about the Biden family’s potentially corrupt business dealings. Rep. Gary Palmer commented, “They did not have access to the FD-1023 form. I just wonder had they had that information, how that would have affected their recommendations.”
In response to questions regarding McCarthy’s impeachment inquiry suggestion, Jean-Pierre again avoided commenting on potential Republican strategies. The Daily Signal reported her saying, “I’ve answered your colleagues on this question of what Speaker McCarthy is going to do or not going to do, how House Republicans are going to move forward. I just don’t have anything else to share.”
As allegations mount against the Bidens and anticipation grows for Archer’s testimony, the question remains: Will these events pave the way for an impeachment inquiry against President Biden?