Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), testifying before the House's new Select Subcommittee on Political Weaponization on Thursday, said whistleblower disclosures show the FBI has evidence that President Joe Biden is aware of the family business schemes, a statement that directly contradicts the president.
Joe Biden and his staff have stated seven times that he was not involved in any of the family business schemes, according to Breitbart News's report.
“I’ve never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings. Here’s what I know — I know Trump deserves to be investigated,”Biden claimed in 2019.
However, Senator Grassley told House members during the first “Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government” hearing that whistleblower disclosures “make clear the FBI has within its possession very significant, impactful, and voluminous evidence with respect to potential criminal conduct by Hunter and James Biden.”
“These disclosures also allege that Joe Biden was aware of Hunter Biden’s business arrangements and may have been involved in some of them,” Grassley added.
It's unclear why the FBI hasn't taken action based on the alleged evidence. The FBI has Hunter Biden's infamous "Laptop from Hell," prompting many to label the Bidens the "Biden Crime Family."
According to a recent poll, 61% of voters believe Joe Biden was involved in, and possibly profited from, his son Hunter's overseas business deals, including at least one with a company in mainland China. 44 percent believe it is very likely.
Evidence from business transactions in Russia, Ukraine, and China backs up the public's perception. In one case involving Ukraine, Joe Biden spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about threatening to withhold military aid to Ukraine in 2016.
The tactic, according to Biden, then-vice president and "point person" on Ukraine, was to force the dismissal of prosecutor Viktor Shokin. Burisma was being investigated by the prosecutor at the time.
Hunter joined the Burisma board in April 2014, just two years before Joe Biden stated that he forced the prosecutor investigating Burisma to resign.
Hunter had no prior experience in Ukraine or in the energy industry. Despite this, Hunter was paid $83,000 per month by the energy company, just weeks after his father was named "point person" on US foreign policy toward Ukraine, according to Peter Schweizer, senior contributor at Breitbart News, as detailed in his book Secret Empires: How America's Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.
The timeline reveals a scenario that many believe is a quid pro quo, a plot that House Democrats leveled against former President Donald Trump's "perfect" phone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
In another case, Tony Bobulinski, a former Hunter Biden business associate, met with Joe and Hunter Biden in 2017 for an hour to discuss "the Bidens' family business plans" for a Chinese energy deal. That transaction does not appear to have been completed. Bobulinski allegedly passed on intelligence about the deal to former FBI "point man" Timothy Thibault, who buried it. The agreement included a 10% “held by H for the big guy,” who Bobulinski identified as Joe Biden.