FBI informant in Biden impeachment rearrested on fears he would flee the country

 February 24, 2024

An FBI informant charged last week with lying to the bureau about alleged corruption by President Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden was rearrested on Thursday in Las Vegas on a federal judge's orders after the DOJ expressed concerns that he would flee the country. 

U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright wrote that he issued an arrest warrant for dual US-Israeli citizen Alexander Smirnov after reports that Smirnov had close ties to Russian officials and planned to meet with them after traveling to the United States where he was arrested last week.

The rearrest comes just days after Smirnov was released with GPS ankle monitoring on Tuesday.

Smirnov's attorneys claimed that he was arrested in their office while planning his defense and had no plans to flee.

Court appearance Monday

“At no time since his release on February 20, 2024 has Mr. Smirnov left Clark County, Nevada,” David Z. Chesnoff and Richard A. Schonfeld said, calling the rearrest "bizarre" and unnecessary.

Wright is a judge in California, and insisted Smirnov be brought to that state, where the case was filed against him and where it will be heard.

Smirnov is ordered to appear in court in Los Angeles on Monday before the judge.

He faces charges of lying to the FBI about bribery and corruption by Joe and Hunter Biden.

Bribery allegations

The allegations that Joe Biden accepted a $5 million bribe from Ukrainian gas company Burisma were captured in a 1023 document by his handler, which eventually got into the hands of House Republicans investigating similar allegations.

Special Prosecutor David Weiss concluded after investigating that Smirnov's claims were unfounded and that he had lied, which led to the charges against him for making false statements and obstructing the investigation.

Weiss also alleges that Smirnov has plans to make more false statements about the Bidens after meeting with Russian officials again in 2023 and that those statements could be an attempt to affect the 2024 presidential election.

While Smirnov may be planning to release more information detrimental to Biden, a recent interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to indicate that he prefers the re-election of President Joe Biden to former President Donald Trump's return to the presidency.

It wouldn't make sense in that case to spread negative information about Biden, would it?

Something just doesn't seem right about the whole thing, and it's awfully convenient that one of the main sources of information about Biden's corruption would turn out to be lying.

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