Republicans are searching for a crucial informant in the case against President Joe Biden and his family’s bribery scheme.
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) confirmed that GOP officials are unable to “track down” the key witness, telling Fox News host Maria Bartiromo that federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have “turned a blind eye” to both the missing informant and the Biden family’s alleged corruption.
“The telling thing about this is that our Federal Bureau of Investigation and our Justice Department have basically just turned a blind eye to all of this and now it’s come down to the point where speaker McCarthy has to have a one-on-one meeting with Director Wray over the way that they’ve handled this and bungled this thing from the start,” Burchett said.
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“They went after George Santos and, as I said, he’s relatively small potatoes, yet, when you have over ten million reasons to look at this White House and is going on – corruption and influence peddling – they even have a report that they issued apparently, but they are not very forthcoming with it as well,” he continued.
Burchett said Republicans would have to wait a long time for the FBI to investigate the disappearance of the informant.
“They don’t give a rip… They just basically sent a flippant return to us about our inquiries into this whole mess, and it just keeps getting deeper and deeper,” Burchett said.
“Then-Vice President Biden was lecturing the people of Romania about their ethics and corruption. At the same time, his son and his business associates were taking over $1 million from a Romanian who was basically under investigation for corruption,” he added.
Burchett criticized the Biden family, saying they keep acting with “arrogance that is beyond belief.” He said the family’s financial trail is “easy to follow.”
According to Burchett, House Republicans have the ability to use their financial power as much as they’d like. He argued that if the FBI doesn’t cooperate with them in the Biden case, the House can reduce federal funding for the agency.
“We’ll have to start cutting their checkbook a little bit just to get them to the table if that’s what it takes,” he said.