Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) revealed on Monday that a Burisma executive, who is purported to have paid Joe Biden and Hunter Biden, maintained 17 audio recordings of his discussions with them as a form of "insurance policy."
Grassley made the announcement during an interview with Fox News. He said that the executive had kept the recordings in order to protect himself from any potential legal consequences. The executive reportedly believed that the recordings would provide evidence of his innocence if he were ever accused of wrongdoing.
The revelation comes amid ongoing investigations into the Bidens' involvement with Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company. Hunter Biden served on Burisma's board for five years while his father was Vice President under Barack Obama.
The news has raised questions about whether or not Joe and Hunter Biden acted inappropriately while dealing with Burisma. It has also prompted calls for further investigation into their activities.
At this time, it is unclear what information is contained in the audio recordings or how they will impact the investigations into the Bidens' involvement with Burisma. However, it is certain that this new development will be closely watched by both sides of the political aisle in the coming weeks and months.