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Jordan maintains that the indictment of the FBI informant does not alter the ‘four fundamental facts’ concerning the Bidens

The case against⁢ a ⁢longtime FBI informant ​accused of fabricating a multi-million ⁢dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden ⁢and⁤ his son Hunter Biden ​is not a game-changer, ⁤a‍ top House GOP investigator argued on Wednesday.

Rep. Jim​ Jordan ‌(R-OH)‍ said the‍ indictment ‌against Alexander Smirnov ‍and his claims of having contacts with Russian intelligence officials do not⁤ “change ‍the four fundamental facts” tied to Burisma Holdings, a ⁢Ukrainian⁣ gas company that employed Hunter Biden on its board for several years,‍ and‌ Joe Biden pressing⁣ Ukrainian officials to⁢ fire a top⁢ prosecutor in‍ the country, Viktor Shokin, when the elder Biden served as vice president.

Fact number one is Hunter ⁢Biden was ⁣“put on‌ the board of Burisma, ‍gets paid a million dollars a year,” Jordan said during an exchange with CNN’s Manu⁤ Raju.⁢ The second fact, according to ⁣Jordan, was “he’s not ⁤qualified⁤ to be on the board. He said so​ himself in an interview,” ⁣an apparent‍ reference to Hunter Biden saying he ‍was hired because of his family‍ name.

Jordan said the ‌third fact concerned executives ⁢at Burisma asking Hunter Biden, “Can you⁣ weigh in with D.C. and help us deal⁢ with the pressure we are⁢ facing ‌from the prosecutor?” He was alluding to​ testimony by Devon Archer, who also served on the board of the company. “Fact number four, Joe Biden ‍then ⁢goes ​to Ukraine” days after⁤ a call was made​ and “conditions the release of‌ … American tax money⁣ on the firing of ⁣the prosecutor who was applying the pressure” to Burisma, Jordan added.

Raju​ asked a follow-up question, ⁢pressing Jordan on his prior assertion that an⁢ FBI-generated FD-1023 form with Smirnov’s claims that Burisma executives paid⁤ $5⁢ million in⁣ bribes to‍ the ⁣Bidens was the “most corroborating” evidence for GOP investigators in ‌their impeachment inquiry. “It corroborates but it doesn’t change those​ fundamental facts,” Jordan said.

The Ohio Republican made similar points ⁣in another exchange with reporters outside⁣ the deposition of James Biden, a brother ⁢of ⁢President Joe Biden,⁤ for the impeachment inquiry. Hunter Biden is⁣ expected to testify ⁤before congressional investigators next week.

A top Democrat, Rep. Jamie Raskin ‌(D-MD), said on Tuesday that the impeachment investigation “essentially ended … with the ‍explosive revelation that Mr. Smirnov’s allegations about Ukrainian⁤ Burisma payments to‍ Joe Biden were concocted ‍along with⁢ Russian intelligence agents.” He⁤ also called on House ‌Republicans to “fold up⁢ the tent to this circus show. ⁤It’s really over at‌ this⁤ point.”

The House Oversight‌ Committee, which under Chairman James​ Comer (R-KY) is spearheading the impeachment inquiry, said the FBI ‍and Department of ⁢Justice “have⁣ a lot of explaining to do about their ⁣reliance on the informant whose allegations were included” in ⁣the⁢ FD-1023 form.

Three questions were posed in ​a post to X:⁤ “Why did they use ​this informant, who officials claimed ​was highly credible, since 2010?”; “Why did they pay the informant six figures?”; and⁣ “Why did the DOJ sit on serious allegations from the informant whom ⁣the ⁢FBI deemed highly ​credible for ​years before investigating the ​claims?”‍ The panel​ added, “The American people⁢ deserve answers.”

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What concerns have been raised about⁢ Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Burisma and ⁤Joe Biden’s role in pressuring the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor investigating the company

Our,” Jordan continued, “is that Joe ⁢Biden, as vice president, ⁣went to Ukraine and pressured the Ukrainian government to fire ‍the prosecutor who was ⁣investigating the company ⁣that his son was ⁢on the board of. Those four‍ facts ⁤have never ⁣changed.”

The case against Alexander‌ Smirnov, the longtime ⁢FBI informant, does not negate or⁣ invalidate these facts,⁤ Jordan ⁤argued. Smirnov, who had been working with the FBI for years, is accused of fabricating a bribery scheme involving‍ President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

While the allegations against Smirnov are serious and warrant investigation, Jordan emphasized that they⁢ do not change the fundamental facts surrounding Burisma​ and ⁤Joe Biden’s involvement. The focus should remain on whether​ there was wrongdoing on the ⁣part of the Bidens, rather than on the actions of an informant.

It is important to note that ⁤Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Burisma has long been a ​subject of controversy and scrutiny. Many critics​ argue that his ⁣appointment was a result of his family connections and not based on his qualifications⁣ or expertise in ‍the energy sector.

Additionally, Joe Biden’s role ⁤in pressuring the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor investigating Burisma​ has raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest. Critics allege that ‌Biden’s actions were intended to protect his son and the interests ⁢of the company, rather than uphold the principles⁤ of justice and transparency.

The indictment against Smirnov and his alleged contacts with Russian intelligence officials may provide additional context to the larger investigation,⁣ but it does not fundamentally change the facts surrounding Burisma and Joe Biden’s involvement.

In conclusion, the case against Alexander ⁣Smirnov, while⁣ significant, does​ not alter the four fundamental facts that Rep. Jim ​Jordan highlights. The focus should remain on investigating‍ the actions⁤ of the Bidens and determining if there was any wrongdoing, rather than being​ solely fixated on​ the allegations against⁣ the informant. The ⁣case against Smirnov does not serve as a game-changer in the larger narrative surrounding the Burisma controversy and ‌Joe ‌Biden’s role in Ukraine.

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