John Roberts, a Fox News anchor, referred to the recently released FBI dossier on Joe and Hunter Biden as “the big prize” and questioned how it would impact the first family, especially the president.
“Here it is. This is the big prize, right?” Roberts said Wednesday as he showed the form live on air. “This is form FD -1023 that everybody has been talking about recently. [Iowa GOP Sen.] Chuck Grassley‘s office released it a little while ago. I guess he said, look, this thing’s not classified — I’m gonna put it out there.”
He continued by saying that the findings and information in the document came from a “confidential human source.”
“Quote, They — and this is Burisma — hired Hunter Biden to, quote, protect us through his dad, from all kinds of problems…It costs $5 million to pay one Biden, and 5 million to another Biden. Confidential Human Source mentions Zlochevsky — this is Mykola Zlochevsky, who was the founder of Burisma — might have difficulty explaining suspicious wire transfers that may evidence any illicit payments to the Bidens. Zlochevsky responded he did not send any funds to The Big Guy,” Roberts said, quoting the document.
In the past, Republican legislators have implied that “the Big Guy” is Joe Biden. Former Bidens business associate Tony Bobulinski also referred to the president as “the big guy.”
Columnist for the Wall Street Journal Kimberley Strassel told Roberts that the study was “very detailed.”
“And I think it is incumbent on the FBI to at least explain what steps were taken to either verify or debunk it,” she said.
Some left-leaning media outlets, such as Mediaite, have observed that the FBI has stated that information in FD-1023s can include “raw, unverified reporting from confidential human sources.”
The FBI has used the whistleblower repeatedly since the Obama administration and considers him “highly credible” in light of Republican allegations that Joe Biden participated in corrupt “pay-for-play” schemes while serving as vice president.
According to the source, who has been designated as a “confidential human source” used by the FBI in multiple investigations dating back to Barack Obama’s two years in office, the former vice president “was involved in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national.”
The publication reported in early June that Grassley and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Kentucky) had recently been contacted by a whistleblower who claimed that the FBI possessed an FD-1023 form dated June 30, 2020, which allegedly contained explicit information from a reliable source.
The dossier, according to the source, details allegations that Biden engaged in an unlawful $5 million bribery scheme while serving as vice president. According to Fox News, the strategy allegedly involved a foreign national and aimed to exert influence over political decisions.
Fox News Digital reported on Friday that, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, the anonymous source who provided the FBI with information about Biden is a “pre-existing” FBI source who has been used in unrelated investigations.
The same source disclosed to the website that the FBI had utilized the private human source for “at least several years” prior to the June 2020 creation of the FD-1023 form documenting the Biden claims.
The source participated in multiple investigations conducted during the Obama administration and was “consistently reviewed by the FBI,” where it was “found to be highly credible.”
“We know the FBI has very serious allegations against then-Vice President Biden. The question is, what did they do with it? Did they investigate the leads or sweep it under the rug?” said a spokesman for Grassley in an interview with Fox News.
“This is exactly why we need transparency into the document and what the FBI did with it? That’s what Sen. Grassley has sought from the start,” the spokesman added.
“We are not out to get the FBI. We’re out to change the culture of the FBI at headquarters,” Grassley said in a recent interview.