Did Rep. Jamie Raskin lie when he claimed that Donald Trump’s DOJ found the FD-1023 form accusing Joe Biden of bribery to be not credible? That’s the allegation being made by the House Oversight Committee after recent testimony directly contradicted Raskin.
Specifically, former U.S. Attorney Scott Brady, who was part of the decision-making process regarding the investigation, confirmed that they found enough indications of corruption to refer the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) October 26, 2023
Former U.S. Attorney Scott Brady’s testimony CONFIRMS Ranking Member Raskin LIED about the FBI’s Biden Bribery Record. The U.S. Attorney’s Office uncovered enough indicia of credibility of the evidence and recommended further investigative steps to the U.S.…
“My understanding of Mr. Raskin’s public statements is that, based on the determination that I and my team found the allegations in the 1023 not credible or other information not credible, we did not escalate the assessment to a limited or full investigation,” Brady said. “That’s not true.”
Brady also went on to describe the difficult relationship he had with the FBI, accusing them of a reluctance to want to investigate anything related to the alleged corruption surrounding the Biden family.
“It was a challenging working relationship,” Brady said of the FBI in testimony earlier this week that was reviewed by Just the News. “I think there was reluctance on the part of the FBI to really do any tasking related to our assignment from DAG Rosen and looking into allegations of Ukrainian corruption broadly and then specifically anything that intersected with Hunter Biden and his role in Burisma. It was very challenging.”
Further, Brady said in his testimony that the FBI never told his office about Hunter Biden’s laptop nor that they had confirmed it was real.
Brady was critical of the FBI, noting the bureau never told his office it had Hunter Biden’s laptop and had corroborated its contents even as DOJ prosecutors investigated the Ukraine allegations.
“I would have thought that would be something, especially as has been publicly reported, there’s information relating to Hunter Biden’s activities on the board of Burisma in Ukraine, that might have been helpful in our assessment of the information that we were receiving about him. I would have expected that be shared,” he said.
Why did the FBI not find it worth sharing with the DOJ that it had received a laptop containing credible evidence of criminal activity by Hunter Biden? That’s a question FBI Dir. Christopher Wray would have to answer, but given his obstructionism before Congress in the past, there’s a better chance of pigs growing wings and flying.
Returning to Raskin, someone should ask him where he got his original claim from. Who fed it to him? Was it the FBI? Was it the Biden administration? It seemed too specific to have just been made up by Raskin. Clearly, the cover-up attempt was in full swing the moment the FD-1023 was released to Congress.
This entire incident is reminiscent of Rep. Adam Schiff’s time on the Intel Committee, where he used his position to spread numerous falsehoods regarding the Trump-Russia hoax. On more than one occasion, Schiff claimed to have seen direct proof that collusion occurred. He has never produced it to this day. Raskin appears to be the next Democrat in line seeking cable news hits by repeating falsehoods.