Ex-FBI Informant Charged With Lying About Bidens To Remain Jailed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former FBI informant charged with fabricating a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden’s family must remain behind bars while he awaits trial, a judge ruled Monday, reversing an earlier order releasing the man. U.S. District Judge Otis Wright II in Los Angeles ordered Alexander Smirnov’s detention after prosecutors raised … Read more

Republicans Haul In President’s Brother For Impeachment Questioning

WASHINGTON ― President Joe Biden’s brother arrived on Capitol Hill for an interview with lawmakers on Wednesday as part of the Republican impeachment inquiry against the president. James Biden worked with the president’s son, Hunter Biden, on business deals that Republicans have described as corrupt “influence peddling” implicating the president. The president’s brother told lawmakers, … Read more

Republicans Delete Reference To FBI Informant From Impeachment Interview Request Letter

WASHINGTON — Republicans deleted a reference to a discredited FBI informant in a letter they sent on Tuesday to a potential witness in their impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden. Republican interview request letters typically spell out the basis for their investigation, including with a paragraph describing a credible confidential human source’s conversations with a … Read more

Ex-FBI Informant Charged With Lying About Bidens Had Russian Intelligence Contacts, Prosecutors Say

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former FBI informant charged with making up a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and a Ukrainian energy company had contacts with Russian intelligence-affiliated officials, prosecutors said in a court paper Tuesday. Prosecutors revealed the alleged contact as they urged a judge to keep Alexander Smirnov … Read more

Hunter Biden’s Lawyers Says Bogus FBI Informant ‘Infected’ His Prosecution

Attorneys for the president’s son say an FBI informant’s lies have “infected” the case against their client. Hunter Biden faces federal charges for having failed to pay his taxes on time and for illegally owning a gun when he was addicted to crack cocaine. A plea deal and diversion agreement collapsed last summer over a … Read more

Republicans Finally Talked To The 1 Biden Impeachment Witness Who Agrees With Them

WASHINGTON — A series of Hunter Biden’s former associates have told Republicans they never saw Joe Biden participating in his son’s money-making schemes, undercutting the impeachment inquiry against the president. On Tuesday, Republicans finally interviewed someone sympathetic to their cause: Tony Bobulinski, a former Hunter Biden business partner who wound up as Donald Trump’s guest … Read more

‘Nothing Has Changed’: Another Witness Tells GOP She Saw No Corruption By Joe Biden

WASHINGTON ― The head of a Democratic lobby shop that represented a Ukrainian energy firm told lawmakers on Monday she was unaware of any involvement by President Joe Biden in his son Hunter’s business deals. Republicans sought a transcribed interview with Karen Tramontano, CEO of Blue Star Strategies, as part of their impeachment inquiry against … Read more

Impeachment Witnesses Keep Undermining Corruption Allegations Against Joe Biden

WASHINGTON — All the witnesses Republicans called in for depositions as part of their impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden in January said that they knew of no corruption on Biden’s part. Eric Schwerin, a Biden family friend who partnered with the president’s son Hunter Biden in business and also did bookkeeping for the father, … Read more

Lawyer Accuses GOP Chair Of Muddling Hunter Biden’s Testimony

WASHINGTON ― House Oversight Committee chair James Comer (R-Ky.) misrepresented testimony by Kevin Morris, a friend of Hunter Biden’s who sat for a deposition on Thursday, according to Morris’s attorney. Morris, a wealthy entertainment lawyer, spoke to lawmakers for several hours as part of the Republican impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden. Morris has loaned … Read more