In rare move, Grassley releases unverified FBI source report alleging Biden involvement in bribe

– Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, released an unverified claim from a confidential FBI informant, accusing the Biden family of coercing a Ukrainian oligarch to pay them $10 million years ago.

– The release of the document, known as an FD-1023, is an uncommon step taken by Grassley to further propagate an allegation that the White House has dismissed as "debunked" and investigated during the Trump administration.

– The FD-1023 details interactions between the informant and Mykola Zlochevsky, the CEO of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm that previously hired Hunter Biden as a board member.

– The source claims that Zlochevsky was "forced" to pay Joe and Hunter Biden $5 million each to have a Ukrainian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, removed, who was investigating Burisma at the time.

– The White House and Democrats have criticized Grassley for releasing uncorroborated information to damage a political opponent and claim there is no actual evidence of wrongdoing by President Joe Biden.

– Grassley defends his actions by stating that the document's release is motivated by transparency, allowing the American people to read the document without any political filter.

– The FD-1023 has been redacted to protect the source, and the FBI has cautioned that such documents do not reflect conclusions based on a fuller context or validation of the information.

– Grassley's release has raised concerns about the perception of reinforcing political narratives and calls for more clarity from the Justice Department and FBI on their investigative work.