Senator Ted Cruz confronted FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate on Tuesday after he refused to state whether there was evidence of a “bribery scandal” involving Joe Biden.
Earlier this week, Senator Chuck Grassley provided specifics regarding the scandal. He mentioned the Burisma CEO who allegedly paid Hunter Biden $5 million and recorded multiple conversations with both Bidens while Joe Biden served as vice president in the Obama administration.
Cruz asserts, “Last month, a whistleblower brought to light the existence in the FBI of a report, an FD-1023, in which the informant alleges that President Biden and his family members engaged in a $5 million bribery scheme during his time as vice president,”
“Deputy Director Abbate, is it true that the FBI has a report making those allegations?” Then, Cruz was questioned.
Abbate responded, “I’m not going to comment on that, Senator.
“You don’t owe the American people an obligation to be candid about evidence of corruption by the President of the United States?” Cruz responded.
Senator Cruz made repeated attempts to obtain a response from FBI Deputy Director Abbate, but Abbate refused, stating, “this is an area that I’m not going to get into with you, senator.”
Cruz then accused Abbate of “stonewalling and covering up serious allegations of evidence of corruption from the president.”
Cruz stated, “yesterday, Senator Chuck Grassley stood on the Senate floor and alleged that there are 17 recordings of this informant from Burisma, Ukrainian natural gas company,” continuing that “15 of them are recordings, voice recordings, of him talking to Hunter Biden, two of them are voice recordings of him talking to Joe Biden. Deputy Director Abbate, does the FBI have 17 voice recordings laying out evidence of a bribery scheme?”
Abbate declined to communicate once more.
WATCH: Senator Cruz DESTROYS the Deputy Director of the FBI over his refusal to discuss allegations that Biden took $5 million in bribes from Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/6mbAwNwHor
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 13, 2023
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Cruz warned, saying “The American people have a right to know whether there is serious, credible evidence that the president of the United States took a $5 million bribe.” “This is why you are damaging the institution.”
“The FBI has right now unlimited hubris,” Cruz proclaimed, and went on to state “you believe you are unaccountable. You won’t believe you are accountable to the U.S. Congress or the American people. And you are doing damage.” CONTINUE READING…