House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has announced his intention to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress, despite being briefed by bureau officials on the subpoenaed document.
The document implicates President Joe Biden in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national and alleges that it involves an exchange of money for policy decisions. The document in question is an FBI-generated FD-1023 form and was brought to Capitol Hill for Comer and ranking member Jamie Raskin to review in a SCIF.
Comer states that the FBI is still not in compliance with the subpoena to turn over the physical document to the committee. In a statement, he wrote, “At the briefing, the FBI again refused to hand over the unclassified record to the custody of the House Oversight Committee.
And we will now initiate contempt of Congress hearings this Thursday.” Despite FBI officials having confirmed that the unclassified FBI-generated record “has not been disproven,” Comer insists that further investigation is required.
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During Monday’s briefing, FBI officials confirmed that the confidential human source who provided the Biden information to the FBI was a trusted and highly credible informant. This source has been used by the FBI for over ten years and has been paid over six figures. Fox News Digital reported on Friday that this source was ‘pre-existing’ and has been used in multiple investigative matters separate from the Biden information.
Comer and GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, were approached by a whistleblower who claimed to have seen an FD-1023 form dated June 30, 2020, that explicitly detailed information provided by the confidential human source. The information alleges that while serving as vice president, Biden was involved in a $5 million criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national in exchange for influence over policy decisions. The information also provides a precise description of how the alleged criminal scheme was employed as well as its purpose.
It is worth noting that an FD-1023 form is used by FBI agents to record unverified reporting from confidential human sources. The form is used to document information as told to an FBI agent but recording that information does not validate or weigh it against other information known by the FBI.
The FBI’s back-and-forth with committee Republicans over the document’s compliance came to a head on Monday. Comer stated that the investigation is not dead and that this is only the beginning. He wrote, “Given the severity and complexity of the allegations contained within this record, Congress must investigate further.”
Comer’s announcement of his intention to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress was met with mixed reactions from both sides of the aisle. Many conservatives view this as a necessary step in an effort to uncover wrongdoing. Meanwhile, Democrats argue that this is a politically motivated move and that the document is unverified.
Despite the controversies surrounding this subpoenaed document, the House Oversight Committee is determined to investigate further. Comer believes that the allegations contained in the document are severe and complex and that Congress must take them seriously on behalf of the American people.
The allegations that President Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national have sent shockwaves through the political community. While some question the veracity of the FD-1023 form’s allegations, others insist that further investigation is necessary to uncover the truth.
Many conservatives view the FBI’s reluctance to hand over the unclassified FBI-generated record as another example of the agency’s lack of transparency. Meanwhile, Democrats argue that this subpoena is yet another example of politically motivated attacks and that it is not based on any credible evidence.
Whether or not President Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme remains to be seen. However, it is clear that this subpoenaed document has created a significant political controversy. Both sides of the aisle are eager to uncover the truth and ensure that justice is served.
In the coming days and weeks, it is likely that we will see further developments regarding this issue. Congress is determined to investigate further, and more information may come to light as a result. Whether President Biden is ultimately proven to be guilty or innocent, this controversy will undoubtedly have significant repercussions for his presidency.
The American people have the right to know if their leaders are involved in criminal activities. The House Oversight Committee’s investigation into this matter is an important step in ensuring transparency and accountability. The American people deserve to know the truth, and Congress must ensure that justice is served.
The controversy surrounding this subpoenaed document has highlighted the importance of transparency and accountability in government. Republicans and Democrats may disagree on this issue, but they both agree that the American people deserve to know the truth. As this investigation continues, it is crucial that Congress remains focused on uncovering all the facts so that justice can be served.
In conclusion, the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into the allegations contained in the subpoenaed document is only just beginning. The allegations are severe and complex, and it is essential that Congress investigates further to uncover the truth. Whether or not President Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme remains to be seen, but the American people deserve to know the truth, and justice must be served.
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