In a June 13th hearing by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) questioned Deputy FBI Director Paul Abbate about an unclassified FD-1023 FBI form describing a confidential whistleblower’s conversations with a Burisma (Ukrainian energy company that placed Hunter Biden onto its board in 2014) executive who claimed to have bribed then-Vice President Joe Biden for $5 million.
On June 7th, the U.S. House Oversight Committee headlined “Former AG Barr Refutes Democrats’ Lies That Biden Bribery Investigation Was Closed”, and reported that despite what the FBI now is saying, he had never closed that investigation.
Here are the Questions (Q) by Hawley, and Answers (A) by Abbate, on June 13th:
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At today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) questioned Deputy FBI Director Paul Abbate about an FD-1023 form from an alleged whistleblower regarding his accusations against the then-V.P. Biden:
Thank you Mr chairman. (Q) Mr Abbate let me
just stay with you. You just started to
answer Senator Blackburn’s question that
not releasing the 1023 or talking about
it is a matter of life and death,
question of life and death, you said.
(A) It is potentially a question of life and
death. (Q) For whom? (A) With regard to the source
of the information.
(Q) So, okay, now we’ve confirmed that the
document exists. That’s progress because
the FBI director [Christopher Wray] initially denied that
it exists. Why did he do that? (A) We we have
already and previously acknowledged the
existence of the documents. (Q) Yeah, after
you first denied it. Now when a member of
this committee read it,
right, the FBI, let’s just get the record
straight, the FBI director initially said
it doesn’t exist, then Senator Grassley
said I’ve read it,
then he said oh okay, well, gotcha. I
guess it does exist.
Now, you’re going back and forth with
members of this committee. What’s in it?
why don’t you just release it?
Is it classified?
(A) The document is not classified. (Q) Okay, will
you commit to releasing it?
(A) Senator we’ll take that back and we will
work with you in this committee. (Q) How
about just say yes or no? Will you commit
to releasing this unclassified document
that alleges that the president of the
the president of the United States, has
taken 5 million dollars or more in
bribes from a foreign Nation? (A) The
document has already been released.
(Q) Pursuant to a subpoena to the house
oversight committee. Has it been released
to this committee? (A) We will work with this
committee within the parameters that are
(Q) Will you release the document to the
public? It’s unclassified. Don’t you think
the American people have a right to see
it? (A) Senator, the document, as you know,
contains sensitive information that has
bearing on the life
of the source of the information.
(Q) Potentially you can redact the source’s
name. We do this all the time. (A) In some
instances, Senator, and I know you know
this, that is not sufficient to protect
people, and that’s what we strive and
work to do each and every day, and I hope
you would take that seriously too. (Q) Oh, I
take it very seriously, but I also take
seriously the fact that your institution
has repeatedly abused its authority, has
repeatedly targeted political opponents.
[Hawley then went off onto that tangent, away from the question he had asked and which Abbate refused to answer. And Hawley failed to repeat the question “Will you release this unclassified document to the public?” He let his mouse escape his claws.]
Amazing how NO MEDIA reports on that…this is just AMAZING
FBI Admitting that the person who revealed the truth is in danger of being ‘erased’
How in the hell can the DEPUTY FBI DIRECTOR admit under oath, that they can’t guarantee the safety of a whistleblower…