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Special counsel David Weiss charged Alexander Smirnov with lying about Biden after he became a presidential candidate  Smirnov was arrested at the airport in Las Vegas on Thursday The charges undercut the Republican claims of Biden benefitting financially from his son's business dealings in Ukraine

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Special Counsel David Weiss has charged a former FBI informant with lying about President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden over their business involvement with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Alexander Smirnov, 43, is accused of making a false statement and creating a false record for statements he made to the FBI in 2020. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.

Smirnov was arrested on Thursday afternoon at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas after arriving the United States from overseas and appeared in federal court in Nevada on Thursday afternoon. 

The charges against Smirnov undercut the Republicans' accusations of bribery and claims Biden was benefitting financial from his son's business dealings in Ukraine.

According to court documents, Smirnov told the FBI in March 2017 he had a phone call with the owner of Burisma about the energy companies interest in acquiring a business in the United States.

In his telling of the conversation, Smirnov told the FBI that someone referred to as 'Businessperson 1' was on the board of Burisma and was also the son of an individual referred to as 'Public Official 1.' While the individuals are not named in

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