Talk about too little, too late. But I guess better late than never. Chuck Grassley was interviewed on Newsmax, no less, about the allegations that he’s made against Joe Biden selling policy for profit, in essence, when he was the Vice President. This is concurrent with Marjorie Taylor Greene’s histrionic attacks on Hunter Biden.
Grassley and James Comer issued a joint statement Wednesday alleging “a criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.” It requested the FBI to produce an unclassified record which they claim could provide insight into any purported illegality. Now on Friday, Grassley’s folding, saying he doesn’t know what’s true. Maybe you should have figured that out ahead of time, Senator, don’t you think? Newsweek:
Comer, chair of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, pledged to investigate the Biden family since Republicans took control of the House this past January. That has included allegations that Biden’s children and their companies received over $1.3 million through a family associate.
In a new interview with Newsmax‘s Greta Van Susteren, Grassley seemed to imply that proof behind the allegations made about Biden’s past and any communications with foreign nationals remains lacking.
Hit the link to Newsweek in the first paragraph and listen to the twenty second clip where Grassley comes out and admits that he doesn’t know if these allegations are true or not. Here’s the text.
“The letter is electrifying because it talks about exchange of money for policy decisions,” Van Susteren said to Grassley. “It’s a very serious allegation against the then-vice president.”
The senator replied, “It is a very serious allegation. I wish I could say that I knew it was true or untrue.”
Color me thunderstruck. How can a United States senator, let alone an old hand like Grassley, co-sign an incendiary statement like he did and he doesn’t know what’s real?
Grassley had made similar comments about the uncertainty of the allegations after they initially went public. He reportedly told Chad Pergram, a senior congressional correspondent for Fox News, that he couldn’t verify “whether or not it’s really criminal activity.”
The senator added having faith in whistleblowers that the requested FBI document known as FD-1023 does exist and that he and Comer “have a rough idea” of its contents.
“Given the precise nature of the information provided by department whistleblowers with a high degree of credibility, we’re confident that the FBI has had these significant allegations for some time now,” Taylor Foy, communications director for Grassley, told Newsweek on Friday.
Well, good. Senator Grassley is attacking the President of the United States based upon rumor and hearsay. That’s just swell. Just one more example, as if we needed one more, of the moral rot and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican party. I wonder what they’ll do for an encore?