On Tuesday’s edition of Fox News’ “The Story,” anchor Martha MacCallum and network contributor Juan Williams engaged in a heated exchange over the potential corruption scandals involving President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
Williams appeared to downplay the mounting evidence — much of which came from federal whistleblowers, including career FBI and IRS agents — against the Bidens.
This prompted an incredulous response from MacCallum who argued that it is not a “stretch” to suggest that there is evidence of a $10 million bribery scheme between the president (who was then Vice President), his son, and Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky.
The information first surfaced when a Department of Justice (DOJ) whistleblower provided Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley with an FD-1023 form detailing the alleged scheme back in May, as reported by The Daily Caller.
MacCallum went on to point out that this was not just an accusation but one backed up by DOJ documents and other factual data.
While Williams maintained his stance that no substantial evidence had been found yet to prove any wrongdoing by either Biden, MacCallum argued that more investigation needs to be done before any conclusions can be made either way about their involvement in such schemes.
Williams had argued that the document was given to Grassley “second hand” and that it “was never ever proven out” because former President Donald Trump’s Justice Department claimed to have looked into it and there was “nothing there.”
“That’s not true,” MacCallum snapped. “That’s not accurate, that’s not accurate.”
“The idea that then [House Oversight Committee chairman James] Comer says, ‘oh, I want to open this to the public because it feeds the speculation,’ that really is a political agenda,” Williams said.
“Juan, I can’t let you say something that’s not true,” MacCallum said. “The investigation, we know, Bill Barr said they looked at it, they wanted to pursue it, they sent it to the Pennsylvania office that had some jurisdiction over this investigation, and there are reports now that they were finding that it was credible, that they were in the middle of it.
“It wasn’t put to bed at all. And I want to get Tomi back in here, but you know it’s — this question — I’m shocked actually, Juan, because you have a long history of being a good analyst, that you don’t want to know more about what’s going on here,” MacCallum noted further.
Williams then called on Comer to disclose the evidence concerning the alleged bribery scheme and other criminal investigations involving Hunter Biden. He asserted that no evidence has been presented for several months, and thus, the release of such information is necessary for transparency and accountability.
Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren said that, actually, the public is “tripping over” evidence of Hunter’s alleged criminal activity and corruption, the Daily Caller noted. She went on to accuse the Democratic Party of trying to hide the seriousness of the allegations by “[pivoting] to the whataboutisms of Donald Trump.”
She further accused Democrats of attempting to hide the severity of the case by “[pivoting] to the whataboutisms of Donald Trump.”
The outlet noted further:
Whistleblowers with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) testified before the House Ways and Means Committee alleging the DOJ and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland refused to allow agents to have access to key evidence and resources to investigate Hunter’s alleged tax violations in 2017 and 2018. The whistleblowers said when prosecutors recommended charging Hunter, the agency took no such action.
Among many things, the whistleblowers were reportedly denied access to a July 30, 2017, WhatsApp message sent by Hunter to a Chinese business official threatening that his father was sitting next to him. They also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had knowledge of Hunter’s abandoned laptop as early as 2019, despite working alongside Big Tech companies that censored information about the computer.