Back to the Drawing Board: Impeachment Inquiry Against Biden Unravels with Indictment of Key Informant


President Joe Biden responds to a question about the FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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The impeachment inquiry spearheaded by Republicans against President Joe Biden has encountered a significant stumbling block. The heart of the investigation was rocked by the recent indictment of Alexander Smirnov, a former FBI informant casting a shadow over the proceedings.

The Justice Department’s bombshell indictment last week accused Smirnov of fabricating allegations that President Biden and his son Hunter were entangled in a multi-million dollar bribery scandal with Ukrainian energy giant Burisma.

The twist took a more dramatic turn when it emerged that Smirnov’s explosive claims were allegedly sourced from Russian intelligence. For months, these allegations served as the cornerstone for Republican accusations, suggesting Biden was embroiled in a murky web of influence and peddling and profited from his family’s international business ventures during his tenure as vice president.

The leading Democrat on the House Oversight Committee declared these developments have effectively destroyed the entire case. Republicans are insisting that it doesn’t alter the fundamental facts of the probe.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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