Biden Impeachment Update

( – In a recent development Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio has made it clear that the challenges facing Alexander Smirnov, an FBI informant charged with lying, do not alter the course of the impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden.

Alexander Smirnov found himself in hot water after being accused of fabricating a story about a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and a Ukrainian energy firm. This tale suggested that the Bidens had questionable interactions with Russian intelligence through this company, as detailed by prosecutors on Tuesday.

At the heart of the inquiry led by Republicans in Congress is the allegation, reported by Smirnov in June 2020, that figures from the Ukrainian company Burisma handed over $5 million to both Hunter and Joe Biden in 2015 or 2016. Despite Smirnov’s credibility being questioned, this claim remains a pivotal element of the impeachment discussions.

Jim Jordan, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, stressed to CNN that Smirnov’s discredited report doesn’t negate what he views as the undeniable truths of the case. He laid out several points, notably that Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board, despite lacking the necessary qualifications, and his alleged influence in Washington are significant. Jordan cited a claim that Hunter Biden contacted his father for help with Burisma’s legal troubles, leading to Joe Biden allegedly pressuring Ukraine to fire a prosecutor threatening the company.

Rep. Andy Biggs from Arizona echoed Jordan’s sentiment, pointing out the existence of ample evidence beyond Smirnov’s contributions to justify the inquiry. This statement was highlighted in a post by CNN’s Annie Grayer on X (formerly Twitter), where she also noted the GOP’s decision to remove references to Smirnov in a recent communication.

The Department of Justice has implicated Smirnov as having connections with high-level Russian intelligence, further complicating the narrative surrounding the impeachment inquiry.