GOP Dealt Major Blow Over FBI Indictment

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( – House Republicans have had to deal with a setback in their attempts to impeach President Joe Biden following the arrest of a former FBI informant on charges relating to them having made up the bribery allegations against the Biden family which are central to the impeachment case. 

The man, Alexander Smirnov had been arrested at an airport as he was entering the United States. The charges against him relate to him having made false statements relating to the alleged $5 million bribe that then-Vice President Biden and his son had each accepted. 

The indictment on Thursday about Smirnov having fabricated the entire story as a means of opposing President Joe Biden’s candidacy in the 2024 election has really cost GOP investigations. The House Republicans have been focusing their push for an impeachment trial on the bribery allegations against President Biden. They have also used these claims in order to convince more members of the party to support them in the investigation. 

In December, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) had alleged that he believed the key to the impeachable offense was Burisma. This statement had been made ahead of a House vote to have an impeachment inquiry authorized. 

Last year, House Oversight and Accountability Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) had claimed that the tip was an important part of the “investigation.” 

Following the recent revelation about the informant’s indictment, the Democrats are excited to see what effects this development would have on the Republican inquiry. 

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) has argued that the indictment was so damaging to the GOP’s claims that they should completely call off the impeachment inquiry.

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