In an explosive revelation, a recently unclassified FBI document suggests that President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, allegedly coerced Burisma CEO Mykola Zlochevsky into paying them millions of dollars for assistance in removing the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company. The FBI’s FD-1023 form, obtained legally by Senator Chuck Grassley through Justice Department whistleblowers, was released on Thursday, triggering waves of controversy.
The FD-1023 form serves as a reporting document for a highly credible confidential human source (CHS) who detailed multiple interactions with Zlochevsky, the executive of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden was a board member from 2015.
Allegations that Zlochevsky was “coerced” into paying millions to the Bidens in return for getting a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating his firm dismissed were disclosed in the form. The document also includes Zlochevsky’s claim of having “many text messages and ‘recordings’ to “show he was coerced to make such payments” to the Bidens.
While Biden has admitted to pressuring Ukraine to dismiss prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was probing Burisma during Hunter’s tenure, Biden’s allies insist that his demand for Shokin’s removal was due to Shokin’s perceived laxity on corruption and aligned with the policy position of the U.S. and international community at that time.
The revelation of these allegations is likely to stoke further controversy surrounding the Biden family and their dealings with Ukraine, demanding a more extensive investigation.