A whistleblower presented bribery allegations against President Joe Biden to the Justice Department in 2018, but the claims were dismissed, according to a former federal prosecutor on Sunday.
The 2018 whistleblower case is distinct from the charges made public on Wednesday by House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY), who subpoenaed the FBI for information based on claims made by a whistleblower claiming a criminal conspiracy involving then-Vice President Joe Biden.
According to the New York Post, the second bribery claim against Joe Biden relates Hunter Biden's board position in Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company:
“Bud Cummins, a former federal prosecutor, first reported the bribery allegations to then-New York US Attorney Geoff Berman on Oct. 4, 2018, in an email claiming he had evidence that Joe Biden had “exercised influence to protect” his son’s Ukrainian employer “in exchange for payments to Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, and Joe Biden.”
In the email obtained by John Solomon’s Just The News, Cummins said that Ukraine’s then-Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko wanted to travel to the United States to meet Berman, and could produce two “John Doe” witnesses to corroborate his claims about the Bidens.”
Berman did not reply to Cummins' assertions.
“I can’t really imagine a legitimate reason for the DOJ not to follow up on an offer like that. I felt like it was stonewalled,” Cummins said to Just the News on Sunday. “It doesn’t make much sense to investigate the guy who brings you the allegation rather than the allegation.”
Berman, according to Cummins, did not respond and instead collected data from his iPhone through a grand jury subpoena to Apple in what seemed to be “retaliation.”
Cummins said it was “perverse that you report an allegation of a pretty serious crime and they don’t investigate [it] but they were investigating you.”
According to Just the News, congressional investigators are putting out a chronology to indicate that federal law enforcement agencies were provided material from 2016 to 2020 that raises concerns about the Biden family company.
One of those red flags was raised on Wednesday when Comer and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) alleged the existence of a document suggesting specifics of an agreement involving an exchange of money for policy choices between now-President Biden and a foreign individual.
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