Former Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney Scott Brady on Monday told the House Judiciary Committee that allegations that President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, accepted a $10 million bribe from Burisma’s founder were credible.
Brady led the FBI’s investigation into Hunter Biden’s deals with Ukrainian energy firm Burisma. The former prosecutor said his team corroborated the FBI informant’s allegations of the Biden bribes and found the allegations to be credible.
BREAKING: House Oversight reveals that former Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney Scott Brady concluded that the Biden bribery allegations on the FBI 1023 form were CREDIBLE. His team corroborated much of the informants claim of an alleged bribery scheme involving $5 million to both Hunter…
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 26, 2023
“What we were able to identify, we found that it was consistent,” Brady said. “And so we felt that there were sufficient [indications] of credibility in this 1023 to pass it on to an office that had a predicated grand jury investigation.”
Brady also revealed that the FBI was unwilling to investigate the allegation even though it found the allegations credible.
“It was a challenging working relationship,” Brady said of the FBI. “I think there was reluctance on the part of the FBI to really do any tasking related to our assignment from DAG Rosen and looking into allegations of Ukrainian corruption broadly and then specifically anything that intersected with Hunter Biden and his role in Burisma. It was very challenging.”
When the $10 million bribe allegation was first made public, House Oversight Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) claimed that the FBI did not investigate the allegations because it did not find them credible. Brady maintained that Raskin’s claim was not true.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
Former U.S. Attorney Scott Brady’s testimony CONFIRMS Ranking Member Raskin LIED about the FBI’s Biden Bribery Record. The U.S. Attorney’s Office uncovered enough indicia of credibility of the evidence and recommended further investigative steps to the U.S.…
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) October 26, 2023
“My understanding of Mr. Raskin’s public statements is that, based on the determination that I, and my team, found the allegations in the 1023 not credible or other information not credible, we did not escalate the assessment to a limited or full investigation,” Brady said. “That’s not true.”
House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY), in an X post, said the Rasking was playing “fast and loose” with his false claim.
🚨Once again, Ranking Member Jamie Raskin is playing fast and loose with the facts as he moonlights as the Biden family defense lawyer.
His lies about the FBI’s Biden Bribery Record have been debunked by former Attorney General Bill Barr & now U.S. Attorney Scott Brady.👇 https://t.co/yOARbBl5nt
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) October 26, 2023
“Once again, Ranking Member Jamie Raskin is playing fast and loose with the facts as he moonlights as the Biden family defense lawyer,” Comer wrote on X. “His lies about the FBI’s Biden Bribery Record have been debunked by former Attorney General Bill Barr & now U.S. Attorney Scott Brady.”