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Former prosecutor dumps cold water on Dem narrative that FBI informant's arrest clears Biden family of corruption allegations
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Former prosecutor dumps cold water on Dem narrative that FBI informant's arrest clears Biden family of corruption allegations

Former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy blew apart on Wednesday the assertion that allegations of Biden family corruption collapsed when the FBI arrested Alexander Smirnov.

Last week, a grand jury indicted Smirnov for allegedly lying to the FBI. Special counsel David Weiss accuses Smirnov — previously a confidential human source for the FBI — of falsely claiming Ukrainian energy company Burisma paid then-Vice President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden $5 million each in 2015 and/or 2016.

Democrats are using Smirnov's arrest to absolve the Bidens of wrongdoing.

But Democrats aren't being honest, according to McCarthy, who explained on Wednesday an obvious fact: Smirnov's allegations were not the "lynchpin" of the corruption allegations.

"[Investigators] had immense evidence that there was corrupt activity involved in that before hearing that there was an FBI informant who said that there was $10 million in bribes, and Smirnov information about that is not connected to what the House Republicans already had about Burisma," McCarthy said on Fox News.

"I think the Democrats are trying to spread the idea that he's the key to the case because now that his testimony is obviously been knocked down by the false statements charges — that makes it looks like the case collapses," he continued. "But It doesn’t for example disappear the $24 million that went into the Biden’s coffers from agents of corrupt and anti-American governments."

McCarthy, moreover, highlighted why he is "skeptical" about Weiss' conduct, especially over the timing of the Smirnov indictment.

"I still think that Weiss' main job here is to protect President Biden," McCarthy accused.

"He went a long time without charging Hunter, then tried to disappear the case on a sweetheart plea deal. He's only charged Hunter in the two cases because he didn't get away with that," he noted. "But when he pled the tax indictment against Hunter, he took pains to keep President Biden's name out of it even though the income that Hunter got was from exploiting his relationship with the president."

Additionally, McCarthy pointed to unusual details in court documents alleging that Smirnov had contact with high-level Russian officials.

"This whole business about whether Russian disinformation — I think this is a very peculiar complaint," he said. "There's stuff in there at the end [of the court document] that said Smirnov was told that Hunter stayed in a place in Kiev that the Russians had wired. There are no charges in the indictment or the complaint that relate to that information. It's like they just threw that in at the end."

Normally, McCarthy said, the Justice Department would not include that type of information in unredacted court documents because information about Russian intelligence activities is "highly, highly classified."

Indeed, some in the media are already using the Russian intelligence angle to claim that Hunter Biden was the victim of a Russian disinformation campaign.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris is a staff writer for Blaze News. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach him at cenloe@blazemedia.com.
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