Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene has claimed possession of alleged bank statements belonging to President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
These claims, which have drawn parallels to prior allegations made by former President Donald Trump, suggest that the Biden family received bribes from foreign entities according to Newsweek on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. However, as with previous allegations, no concrete evidence has been presented to substantiate these claims.
The allegations center around Hunter Biden’s former position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma during his father’s tenure as vice president.
The claims were first brought to the public’s attention when then-President Trump insisted that Ukraine investigate potential bribery involving Joe and Hunter Biden. Despite these claims, no evidence has been uncovered to support these allegations, and the White House has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
Marjorie Taylor Greene has emerged as one of the most prominent Republican voices championing these unverified allegations. The roots of these claims trace back to an uncorroborated tip from an FBI informant, who alleged the agency owned a form that could implicate the Bidens in a bribery scheme related to Burisma and Ukraine.
This unsubstantiated tip prompted Greene and others to advocate for further investigation. One result of these claims has been a Republican-led investigation into whether Joe Biden, during his vice presidency, exerted influence to benefit Burisma.
Central to this investigation is the accusation that Biden called for the removal of Viktor Shokin, Ukraine’s prosecutor general at the time, who was investigating the company. However, Shokin’s removal was also sought by many in the international community due to allegations of corruption. The investigation has yet to yield any concrete evidence of bribery.