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Do you remember how excited Senator Chuck Grassley was when he announced that a Ukrainian gas company executive, who had allegedly bribed Joe and Hunter Biden, had 17 audio tapes of their conversations?
In making his statement, Sen. Grassley included the following:
‘According to the 1023, the foreign national possesses 15 audio recordings of phone calls between him and Hunter Biden. According to the 1023, the foreign national possesses two audio recordings of phone calls between him and then-Vice President Joe Biden.’
Grassley said the document noted the confidential human source as saying the recordings ‘were allegedly kept as a sort of insurance policy for the foreign national in case he got into a tight spot.’
In reviewing the story, which is now two months old, Grassley asked this question: “What is U.S. Attorney Weiss doing with respect to these alleged Joe and Hunter Biden recordings that are apparently relevant to the high-stakes bribery scheme?” This is a perplexing question, because nowhere else does it say that the foreign national handed over the tapes to Weiss—only that he made the tapes as an “insurance policy.” But then the question is, an insurance policy against whom? Protection from the Ukrainians? From the FBI? From David Weiss, who has been promoted to Special Counsel, even though the appointment is against policy? Let’s not forget that Weiss has also shown himself to be incompetent, partisan, and irresponsible regarding Hunter Biden’s case.
It’s way past time for Senator Grassley and James Comer of the House Oversight Committee to demand answers: are the tapes in the possession of David Weiss? If they are, when will they be released? They should also take steps to reach the foreign national to see if he kept copies of the tapes, whether he has been threatened by anyone in Ukraine or in the U.S., and if he would send copies of the tapes directly and securely to Grassley and Comer. These tapes, if legitimate, could blow open the whole case.
We need answers, and now.Published in