Top Republican OFFICIALLY threatens FBI Director Wray with contempt for refusing to hand over document allegedly showing that Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer is threatening to hold FBI Director Chris Wray in contempt of Congress for failing to hand over an internal document that Republicans claim shows President Joe Biden was involved in a ‘criminal’ scheme with a foreign national. The internal unclassified FD-1023 form apparently details an ‘arrangement’ for an exchange of money for policy decisions, the Republicans have said. If Wray fails to produce the record by May 30, the committee said it will initiate contempt of Congress proceedings.
In a letter to Wray Wednesday, Comer wrote that he is also narrowing the breadth of the subpoena for the document by providing two additional terms that may be referenced in the record: ‘June 30, 2020’ and ‘five million.’ ‘The FBI’s refusal to produce this single document is obstructionist,’ he writes. ‘The FBI’s mission is to protect the American people. Releasing confidential source information could potentially jeopardize investigations and put lives at risk,’ the FBI told DailyMail.com in a statement. ‘The FBI remains committed to cooperating with Congress’s oversight requests on this matter and others as we always have.’ Staff for Comer, who is leading the investigation into ‘influence-peddling’ by the first family, met with bureau officials on Monday who who refused to hand over the file.
The meeting Monday came after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said over the weekend that the FBI was poised to hand over the potentially damning document. McCarthy said he spoke with with Wray last week and believed that after their conversation, Republicans would ‘get this document.’ ‘I explained to the director that we will do everything in our power, and [that] we have jurisdiction over the FBI – that we have the right to see this document,’ McCarthy said. However, Wray has yet to hand over the document – missing an initial deadline to comply with a subpoena on May 10. A spokesperson for committee Democrats told DailyMail.com Wednesday that Comer is basing claims off an ‘unsubstantiated tip’ and accused the chairman of using ‘political theater’ to prop up former President Donald Trump’s primary poll numbers.
The bureau’s latest stonewalling also comes after a second IRS whistleblower came forward, claiming he was sidelined from the Hunter Biden probe when he spoke up about the president’s son getting preferential treatment. The case agent, who has not been identified, says he was fired last week without any explanation after working on the Hunter Biden investigation since 2018, according to documents sent to congressional leaders obtained by DailyMail.com Monday. This is the second whistleblower to come forward in recent days on the matter. According to documents, he informed Congress last week about backlash he suffered for acting as a whistleblower and alleged unfair retaliatory treatment. He sent an email last Thursday to senior IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel and several other officials alleging that he was ousted for raising concerns that the Department of Justice was ‘acting inappropriately’ in its handling of the investigation into the president’s son. His complaint comes days after the Department of Justice removed the entire team probing Hunter Biden’s tax returns, according to attorneys representing an initial supervisory whistleblower.
Grassley, R-Iowa, and Comer, R-Ky., revealed on May 3 that a whistleblower had come forward with stunning claims about the document, which they alleged outlined the scheme involving Biden, when he was vice president, and an unnamed foreign national. Grassley said that although the FBI failed to provide the document, they offered an ‘accommodation process’ that indicates that the ‘document is real.’ Iam Sams, White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations has called the GOP subpoena for the document ‘unfounded’ and ‘politically motivated.’ ‘For going on 5 years now, Republicans in Congress have been lobbing unfounded politically-motivated attacks against [President Biden] without offering evidence for their claims. Or evidence of decisions influenced by anything other than U.S. interests,’ he claimed. The House Oversight Committee has accused 10 members of the Biden family – including Hunter and Hallie – of being involved in ‘shady’ business deals where they profited off of the family name. Read the full story:
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