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Graham: DOJ, FBI Should Answer Questions On Handling Of Biden Tape Allegations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke about the Department of Justice and FBI’s handling of allegations that then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, may have had improper ties to Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company.

A recently discovered FBI document dated June 2020 contains allegations from a foreign national source who said there are fifteen audio recordings of phone calls between a Burisma executive and Hunter Biden, and two audio recordings of phone calls between the executive and then-Vice President Joe Biden. To date, the FBI and Justice Department have not answered questions about their handling of the matter. 

  • GRAHAM: “The Steele dossier was said to be true and it was a lie. The Hunter Biden laptop, we were told it was a fake and now it seems to be accurate. I don't know what to tell you, but I do know this. We have an obligation to answer these questions. This [source document] is not a Fox News story. This comes from the FBI itself.”
  • GRAHAM: “Here’s what I’m saying. If [the source’s allegations were] dismissed as not being credible, I think the public needs to know what led to that. If it is part of an ongoing investigation, we need to back off because we can’t interfere in an investigation. But if there’s no ‘there’ there in the view of the intelligence community, the FBI, I want to know how they concluded that. What did they do? And if it is being looked at seriously, then we’ll let the system work.”
  • GRAHAM: “So none of us believe, quite frankly, that false information or shady information can’t be used against [Republicans] because it was.”