During a new Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week, Senator Ted Cruz (GOP-TX) criticized FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate for declining to respond to inquiries regarding alleged audio tapes of then-Vice President Biden along with his son Hunter Biden conversing with a Ukrainian executive who may have offered both of them bribes.
Cruz stated, “Last month, a whistleblower made it known that the FBI had a report, an FD-1023, in which the informant claims that President Biden including his family members participated in a $5 million bribery operation while he was vice president. Is it accurate that the FBI possesses a report making those claims, Deputy Director Abbate?”
Abbate answered, “I am going to decline to comment on that, Senator.”
When questioned about it repeatedly, Abbate refused to reply and stated, “This is an area that I do not intend to discuss with you, senator.”
Abbate was charged by Cruz of “stonewalling and concealing very serious accusations regarding evidence of corruption against the president.”
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
Cruz stated, “Sen. Chuck Grassley claimed yesterday on the Senate floor that there are currently 17 recordings from this informant from Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas business. There are two audio recordings of him speaking to Joe Biden and 15 voice recordings of him speaking to Hunter Biden. Does the FBI possess 17 voice recordings outlining proof of a bribery conspiracy, Deputy Director Abbate?”
If the tapes were real, Abbate would not say so.