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FBI Bribery Probe Tapes Recorded James Biden in 2008

via CBS Evening News
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The House Oversight investigation into President Joe Biden and his family’s influence-peddling schemes has unearthed ties to a 1990s big tobacco settlement, including James Biden’s involvement in a bribery scheme caught on FBI tapes in 2008.

The investigation focuses on a $100,000 payment made to James and Sara Biden’s consulting firm to influence the passage of a 1997 big tobacco law.

Although the law failed, the subsequent $248 billion settlement enriched those involved. (Trending: Obama Reveals His Fear For Joe Ahead Of 2024)

The 2008 FBI investigation into a bribery case also involved James Biden, but he was not charged.

The Bidens’ lawyer denies any unethical or illegal behavior.

“I probably wouldn’t have hired him if he wasn’t the senator’s brother,” attorney Richard Scruggs said. “Jim was never untoward about his influence. He didn’t brag about it or talk about it. He didn’t have to. He was the man’s brother.”

“Jim Biden’s consulting work has never involved speaking with or providing access to his brother for this or any other client,” Paul Fishman stated.

“More than 15 years ago, Jim and Sara Biden had serious discussions about starting a firm that would provide legal and consulting services,” Paul Fishman emailed. “That venture never got off the ground. Jim and Sara were not aware of or involved in any unethical or illegal behavior.”

“I have some empathy with Jim and Hunter Biden and, I hate to say it, even the Trump kids,” Scruggs said.

“It’s really difficult for the close relative or particularly the sons of prominent men to make it on their own.”

“Anything they do on their own, people say, Well, it’s because their daddy helped them. My own son, for example, had to live in my shadow, for better or worse, and it got him in trouble.”

“So I’m a little empathetic with the sons and daughters of prominent people. They have a cross to bear that nobody else has.”

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