Peter Schweizer already has established a reputation for himself as among the elite of investigative journalists.
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His books have been on the New York Times bestsellers list seven times, including his most recent, “Red Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win,” following his ever-popular “Clinton Cash.”
He founded and directs the Governmental Accountability Institute, following a time as consultant to the Office of Presidential Speechwriting for President George W. Bush.
One of his focal points has been corruption in Washington.
And now he’s unleashed a bombshell on the Biden family:
Read what the law says about bribery (18 USC 201). Joe Biden may or may not have been paid. But if his family got paid for official acts, that's still bribery: "(1)directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who…
— Peter Schweizer (@peterschweizer) September 18, 2023
“Read what the law says about bribery (18 USC 201). Joe Biden may or may not have been paid. But if his family got paid for official acts, that’s still bribery: ‘(1)directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public off(icial or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent—’” he tweeted.
His comment responds to allegations, made in an official FBI document submitted by a trusted confidential source, that Ukrainians paid $5 million bribes to each Hunter Biden and Joe Biden.
This was at a time when Biden was vice president for Barack Obama and in charge of Ukrainian policy for the U.S.
Also, at that time, Hunter Biden was getting a cool $1 million cash a year to be on the board of the Ukrainian gas company, Burisma, even though he had no energy industry experience.
The issue was that a prosecutor in Ukraine, Viktor Shokin, was tasked by the international community with reducing corruption, and was actively investigating and targeting Burisma.
Then Joe Biden took a trip, as VP, to Ukraine, and threatened the nation with the loss of $1 billion in American aide if officials there didn’t fire the prosecutor.
He was fired and the result, in effect, was that Burisma, and Hunter Biden’s massive income, were then protected.
Congressional investigators also have determined that Biden family members took in something like $20 million over those years in what apparently was an influence-peddling operation.
The bribery statements neither have been documented, nor debunked.