In a stunning development, sources are reporting that the infamous FD-1023 alleging Joe Biden was bribed by foreign officials was partially corroborated by the FBI.
According to an exclusive from The Federalist, travel records helped bolster the confidential human source who was the provider of information for the FD-1023. RedState’s reporting recently revealed that the form includes salacious allegations, including direct quotes from Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky alleging the Bidens were being paid to get Viktor Shokin fired, the prosecutor investigating the Ukrainian gas giant.
The Federalist has now learned that the Pittsburgh FBI office had corroborated several details contained in the FD-1023 as part of the intake process that former Attorney General William Barr established before the election under the leadership of the Western District of Pennsylvania’s then-U.S. Attorney Scott Brady. Significantly, in briefing the Delaware U.S. attorney on the results of their office’s screening of evidence related to Ukraine, the Pittsburgh FBI agents told the Delaware office they had corroborated multiple facts included in the FD-1023, an individual with knowledge of the briefing told The Federalist.
Following the late June 2020 interview with the CHS, the Pittsburgh FBI office obtained travel records for the CHS, and those records confirmed the CHS had traveled to the locales detailed in the FD-1023 during the relevant time period. The trips included a late 2015 or early 2016 visit to Kiev, Ukraine; a trip a couple of months later to Vienna, Austria; and travel to London in 2019.
There have been rumors that David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney at the center of the possible Hunter Biden investigation cover-up, wanted to bring charges in the Pittsburgh district but was rebuffed. Whistleblowers have stated under oath that he was denied in California and Washington, D.C.
In this latest revelation, the FBI allegedly garnered travel records for the confidential human source in question that showed he was in the locations he claimed to be in the FD-1023. Further, the FBI allegedly confirmed that the CHS did meet with Oleksandr Ostapenko as claimed. Ostapenko would go on to serve in current-Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s administration, though his current status is unknown.
According to the source who spoke to The Federalist, the FBI briefed Weiss on all these corroborating details. It appears the DOJ did not follow up on any of what was in the FD-1023, though there’s no way to say with certainty. House Republicans are currently taking the lead in pushing for further investigation.
This is a developing story. RedState will provide updates as necessary.