Former Attorney General William Barr has made a resounding call for the release of a crucial FBI document that alleges a criminal bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden. In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Barr emphasized the need for transparency and equal treatment in the investigations conducted by the Justice Department.
Barr pointed out the apparent double standard when it comes to investigations of former President Trump and the Biden family. He expressed concern over Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictment of Trump for mishandling classified documents, which has raised questions about the impartiality of the Justice Department.
“AG Garland should take swift action to address this double standard,” Barr urged. He emphasized that the public deserves assurance that the ongoing investigations into the Bidens’ alleged mishandling of classified material and their broader business dealings are being pursued with the same level of rigor as the case against Trump.
The document in question, known as the FD-1023, reportedly contains explosive information. It alleges that Joe Biden received a staggering $5 million as part of a bribery scheme involving an executive from Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas firm. Hunter Biden, the president’s son, was on the board of Burisma during the alleged scheme, raising concerns about potential influence over U.S. policy decisions.
The FD-1023, dated June 30, 2020, includes interviews conducted by the FBI with a highly credible confidential human source who had multiple meetings and conversations with a top Burisma executive starting in 2015. After initial resistance, the FBI allowed the House Oversight Committee to review the document with redactions. However, House Republicans are demanding its complete release to ensure transparency and accountability.
Barr stressed the need for Attorney General Garland to seriously consider providing Chairman Comer and his Senate supporters access to the FD-1023. He acknowledged the importance of protecting the safety and identity of the confidential source but asserted that transparency should be prioritized in this unique situation.
The former Attorney General also commended congressional Republicans for their diligent work in exposing the false Russian collusion claims. He believes that their thorough review of the document could shed further light on the truth and bring forth the necessary accountability.
As the demand for answers grows stronger, Republican voters and lawmakers anxiously await decisive action from Attorney General Garland. The release of the FD-1023 and a commitment to transparency will be essential in restoring faith in the Justice Department and ensuring equal treatment under the law.
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